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Lab Technologies

Image: The new microneedle patch was made more flexible by developing a base of molded thiol-ene-epoxy-based thermoset film. This version conformed well to deformations of the skin surface and each of its 50 needles penetrated the skin during a 30-minute test. A flexible base combined with stainless steel needles could make the patch an effective alternative for various applications (Photo courtesy of KTH Royal Institute of Technology).

Skin Patch with Microneedles May Provide Improved Alternative for Various Applications

Researchers have developed flexible and stretchable patches with rigid stainless steel microneedles for transdermal biointerfacing. Such microneedle patches could enable more comfortable yet effective delivery of drugs, extraction of physiological signals for fitness monitoring devices, extracting body fluids for real-time monitoring of glucose, pH level and other diagnostic markers, as well as skin treatments in cosmetics and bioelectric treatments. More...
20 Dec 2016
Image: A flexible polymer patch, which improves the conduction of electrical impulses across damaged heart tissue in animals, can be attached to the heart without the need for stitches (Photo courtesy of the University of New South Wales).

Novel Biocompatible Patch Repairs Heart Damage in Rat Model

A team of Australian and British bioengineers has developed an electrically active biocompatible insert that can repair damage to electro-responsive tissues, such as the brain, heart, and nervous system without need of sutures. More...
13 Dec 2016
Image: Two fluorescent microscopy images of intestinal organoids growing in synthetic hydrogels (Photo courtesy of N. Gjorevski, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

Synthetic Hydrogel System for Growth of Intestinal Organoids

A process for using artificial hydrogel matrices to grow miniature organs (organoids) derived from stem cell precursors was described in a recent paper. More...
30 Nov 2016
Image: Researchers have created a tissue-engineered model of the lung and trachea to help study disease processes (Photo courtesy of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles).

Lung and Tracheal Tissue Expected to Aid Respiratory Disease Research

By modifying a technique for growing cultured intestinal tissue, researchers have developed a tissue-engineered model of the lung and trachea, which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. More...
25 Nov 2016
Image: The Axio Observer family consists of three stable and modular microscope stands for flexible and efficient imaging (Photo courtesy of ZEISS).

Researchers to Benefit from New Inverted Microscopes

A new inverted microscope platform with enhanced optical characteristics and extended water immersion capability is now available for biotech and other life science researchers. More...
09 Nov 2016
Image: Individual neuron glowing with bioluminescent light produced by a new genetically engineered sensor (Photo courtesy of the Johnson Lab, Vanderbilt University).

Mutated Luciferase Generates Bright Light for Optogenetics Technique

A recent paper described a novel bioluminescent optogenetic technique that used a potent, mutated form of the enzyme luciferase to follow surges of calcium ions in cultured brain cells. More...
08 Nov 2016
Image: The heart-on-a-chip is made entirely using multi-material three-dimensional printing (3D) in a single automated procedure, integrating six custom printing inks at micrometer resolution (Photo courtesy of Johan Lind, Disease Biophysics Group, and Lori K. Sanders, Lewis Laboratory, Harvard University).

Novel 3D Printing Technique Installs NIV Sensors in Lab-on-a Chip Devices

A team of biomedical engineers developed an advanced three-dimensional (3D) printing technique to embed noninvasive strain sensors into living tissue as an integral component of organ-on-a-chip devices. More...
04 Nov 2016

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