Archive December 2019

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U of Alabama at Birmingham printer could make complex and functional human tissue

University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical researchers have found a way to speed up tissue creation using a novel bioprinter built for $2,000, the university reports.

Nano containers developed at Johns Hopkins could deliver medical compounds to targeted cells

Johns Hopkins researchers have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size — even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called CRISPR, the university is reporting.

New uses for polymers could aid drug delivery, improve patients' lives

Drugs encapsulated in multi-layered polymer capsules can deliver an entire year’s worth of medication in a single injection. These devices could lower costs, cause less pain, and reduce the risk of intraocular side effects without interfering with vision.

Advanced Biomanufacturing 2020 Conference now accepting abstracts

Abstracts for the 2020 Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference are due January 21, 2020

2020 Shu Chien Achievement Award presented to MIT's Roger D. Kamm

Dr. Roger D. Kamm, the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the winner of the 2020 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award.

U of Utah research hopes to stop cancer spread using engineered blood platelets

University of Utah researcher Tara Deans is developing a method that could help stop the spread of cancer by using specially-engineered blood platelets to seek and destroy tumor cells in the bloodstream, the university reports.

Elizabeth Loboa to join SMU as provost and vice president for academic affairs

Elizabeth Loboa will join SMU as provost and vice president for academic affairs, the university announced.

Computer-aided diagnosis shown highly effective at detecting colon cancer

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a new imaging technique that can provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer, the university reports.

2019 Athanasiou ABME Student Awards

The Athanasiou ABME Student Awards were presented at 2019 BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, as part of the Kyriacos and Kiley Athanasiou Endowment. Eight papers were selected out of 102 that were eligible for the award.