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Friday, January 30, 2009

 

Growing artificial tissue

Taking a giant step in growing artificial tissue, scientists have devised a fully automated process, which could revolutionize the production of the non-natural skin.Making use of such skin produced in the laboratory bioengineers and medical scientists can perform transplants more efficiently and that without taking much time.Alternatively, the tissue can be cryopreserved - that is, deep-frozen and stored for later use.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

 

A Virus That Rebuilds Damaged Nerves

Genetically engineered viruses could form a scaffold for nerve cells.Researchers working on tissue engineering hope to eventually be able to use a patient's own cells to grow replacement tissue for damaged hearts, livers, and nerves.Some biological engineers are using scaffolds made of polymers to try to mimic the supportive matrix of real tissue.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

 

Cocoons used to make new biosensors

Bioengineer Fiorenzo Omenetto at Tufts University is using silkworm cocoons to develop new biosensors that can be inserted into patients and used as a tracking device to monitor a person's post-surgical progress or a chronic disease like diabetes.Using the biosensors for cancer, implanting them during tumor surgery enables to detect any later resurgence of the disease.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

 

Artificial Human Bone Marrow Created

This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing, closer study of immune system defects and a continuous supply of blood for transfusions. Cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs can strongly suppress bone marrow function, leaving the body more susceptible to infection. The new artificial marrow could allow researchers to test how a new drug at certain potencies would affect bone marrow function. This could assist in drug development and catch severe side effects before human drug trials.

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Medical Devices Manufacturing Expands

Phase II contracts with companies to produce medical devices . In addition to expert manufacturing, Phase II’s engineering staff can assist with the design of new products or enhancements to existing products. Once a design is finalized, the company engineers the most cost-effective and efficient manufacturing process possible, and also offers pad printing, packaging and shipping services.Phase II offers companies design services, as well as manufacturing.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

 

Nikon Instruments Introduces AZ100 C1si Macro Confocal Spectral Imaging System


Nikon Instruments, Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical and industrial applications. Now in its 91st year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity.
Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is the microscopy and instrumentation arm of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

 

Biologics by Design


Nature Technology Corporation (NTC) is a discovery-based bioengineering technology company, providing industry solutions for design, research, process development and manufacturing of biologics, including gene-therapeutics and vaccines.



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