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Lab Technologies

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

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

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

Three-Dimensional Printing Generates Bone Replacement Structures

A team of biomedical engineers adapted three-dimensional printing to manufacture bone transplant structures whose shape could be easily customized, which would be especially useful for the treatment of bone defects in children. More...
14 Oct 2016

Low-Cost Sensor Developed for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Monitoring

Biomaterials scientists have developed an inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other bodily fluids with a fluorescent sensor derived from citric acid molecules. The sensor is highly sensitive and highly selective for chloride, the key diagnostic marker in cystic fibrosis (CF). More...
04 Oct 2016

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