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Medical device coating kills bacteria

Medical device coating kills bacteria
Researchers at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) in Saudi Arabia, not to be confused with KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), have developed a special nanoparticle coating that can be used to give the surfaces of medical devices antibacterial properties. The coating is made of gold nanoclusters containing lysozyme enzymes, an antibacterial agent, fused into a polymer matrix. The nanoparticles also contain kanamycin, an antibiotic.
18th July 2017

Manufacturing the future of nanomedicine

Manufacturing the future of nanomedicine
EU-funded RNA-based therapy targets the direct cause of some neurodegenerative diseases, not just their symptoms. The EU-funded B-SMART project, established to treat a range of neurodegenerative conditions, has taken a significant step towards this aim by selecting a platform to manufacture its nanomedicines. Precision NanoSystem's NanoAssemblr will use RNA-based therapeutics to stem disease producing proteins for conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.
2nd June 2017

Nanoparticle preparation with new Nano Pulveriser

Nanoparticle preparation with new Nano Pulveriser
The world of nanotechnology is already very impressive, however getting to an even smaller scale is increasingly important. For example, pharmaceutical companies who want their drugs to be faster acting on patients are considering nanoparticle formulation to improve the dissolution rate and solubility of their compounds.
26th April 2017


Nanowires accelerate development of neurological drugs

Nanowires accelerate development of neurological drugs
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for neurological diseases and could enable researchers to better understand how single cells communicate in large neuronal networks.
19th April 2017

Preventing the formation of scar tissue around implants

Preventing the formation of scar tissue around implants
  Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host’s immune system. Defense cells work to isolate material they consider foreign to the body, building up a wall of dense scar tissue around the devices, which eventually become unable to perform their functions.
21st March 2017

A nanofibre matrix for healing

A nanofibre matrix for healing
A matrix made of gelatin nanofibers on a synthetic polymer microfiber mesh may provide a better way to culture large quantities of healthy human stem cells. Developed by a team of researchers led by Ken-ichiro Kamei of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), the ‘fibre-on-fibre’ (FF) matrix improves on currently available stem cell culturing techniques.
16th March 2017

Nano-implant could help restore sight

Nano-implant could help restore sight
A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light. The researchers demonstrated this response to light in a rat retina interfacing with a prototype of the device in vitro.
14th March 2017

A bright 'glow stick' marker for cells

A bright 'glow stick' marker for cells
Any child who has played with a glowstick or captured a firefly understands the wonder of chemiluminescence, or chemical light. This process is already used to detect blood at crime scenes and to determine the concentrations of different components of biological samples. In ACS Central Science, researchers introduced a chemiluminescent probe that is better for use in water and up to 3,000 times brighter than previous probes.
8th March 2017

Steroid releasing implant receives FDA approval

Steroid releasing implant receives FDA approval
Intersect ENT announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its PROPEL Contour steroid releasing sinus implant. PROPEL Contour features an innovative hourglass design that facilitates treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis in the frontal (behind the forehead) and maxillary (behind the cheeks) sinuses.
27th February 2017

Switched-on DNA could aid nano-electronic applications

Switched-on DNA could aid nano-electronic applications
DNA may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. Much like flipping your light switch at home—-only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair—-an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule. The new study, led by ASU Biodesign Institute researcher Nongjian Tao, was published in the journal Nature Communications.
20th February 2017


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11th September 2017
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