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Pushing the research frontiers of electronic skin technology

Pushing the research frontiers of electronic skin technology
An EU initiative brought together researchers to advance the novel, multidisciplinary field of flexible and large-area electronics and sensing. The EU-funded CONTEST (Collaborative network for training in electronic skin technology) project supported a pool of young researchers in the design, fabrication, characterisation and use of flexible and multifunctional electronic systems, particularly electronic or smart skin (e-skin).
3rd November 2017

Gel improves growth of neural stem cells in large quantities

Gel improves growth of neural stem cells in large quantities
In a recent paper in Nature Materials, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Sarah Heilshorn described a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types. The first challenge is that growing stem cells in quantity requires space. Like traditional farming, it is a two-dimensional affair. If you want more wheat, corn or stem cells, you need more surface area.
2nd November 2017

Plastic nanoparticles could improve cancer drug delivery

Plastic nanoparticles could improve cancer drug delivery
UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours. "Very little in nature is perfectly spherical," says study senior author Professor Pall Thordarson of the UNSW School of Chemistry. "Most biological structures like cells, bacteria and viruses come in a variety of shapes including tubes, rods, and squashed spheres, or ellipsoids".
1st November 2017


Disruptive bioengineering could stop cancer cells

Disruptive bioengineering could stop cancer cells
  Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals, and provide new opportunities for stopping cancer cells from developing.
31st October 2017

Bioresponsive hydrogel can release proteins on cue

Bioresponsive hydrogel can release proteins on cue
An artificial system using a DNA-laced hydrogel can receive a chemical signal and release the appropriate protein, according to Penn State researchers. Further stimulation by the chemical signal continues to trigger a response. A hydrogel is a network of polymer chains that attract water and can be used to simulate biological tissue. Many systems in cells and in the human body are set up with a signal and response pathway.
27th October 2017

A hybrid 3D printing method for flexible electronics

A hybrid 3D printing method for flexible electronics
It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight. A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has resulted in a new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics.
25th October 2017

High-performance 3D printing materials now available in EMEA

High-performance 3D printing materials now available in EMEA
Customers can now purchase DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont Zytel nylon-based filaments for 3D printing in EMEA through German RepRap. Both companies are collaborating to bring advanced process technology and new materials to the market, providing new manufacturing options to various industrial sectors. DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont Zytel nylons offer high quality, reliability and performance in various applications in a wide range of industries.
25th October 2017

Synthetic hydrogels help repair intestinal injuries

Synthetic hydrogels help repair intestinal injuries
By combining engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels with complex intestinal tissue known as organoids – made from human pluripotent stem cells – researchers have taken an important step toward creating a new technology for controlling the growth of these organoids and using them for treating wounds in the gut that can be caused by disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
24th October 2017

Flexible skin for prosthetics can sense shear force

Flexible skin for prosthetics can sense shear force
If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp. Yet to date it’s been difficult or impossible for most robotic and prosthetic hands to accurately sense the vibrations and shear forces that occur, for example, when a finger is sliding along a tabletop or when an object begins to fall.
23rd October 2017

ambr 15 bioreactor system with Nova BioProfile FLEX2 integration

ambr 15 bioreactor system with Nova BioProfile FLEX2 integration
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has announced the ambr 15 automated micro bioreactor system combined with a Nova Biomedical (Nova) BioProfile FLEX2 automated cell culture analyzer. This newly integrated system, which is a first from SSB and Nova’s successful collaboration, enables rapid at-line sample collection and analysis of massive quantities of key cell culture data.
23rd October 2017


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