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Disappearing Biocompatible Electronics
2012-09-28 11:33:00

[ Watch the Video: Transient Electronic Circuit ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tufts University has demonstrated "transient electronics" for the first time. Transient electronics are electronic devices that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it is within a few days or six months. The applications for these kinds of electronics are innumerable,...

Tissue-engineered Hearts With Electronic Sensors
2012-08-28 08:01:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have added electronic sensors to engineered tissue, potentially paving the way for tissue-engineered hearts. Scientists reported in the journal Nature Materials that they have added electronic sensors to lab grown cells. These sensors could be used to monitor electrical activity in the tissue surrounding the scaffold, control drug release or screen drug candidates for their effects on the beating of heart tissue....

2012-08-27 19:36:41

'Cyborg' tissues could merge bioengineering with electronics for drug development, implantable therapeutics A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues. These networks–which mark the first time that electronics and tissue have been truly merged in 3D–allow direct tissue sensing and potentially stimulation, a potential boon for development of engineered tissues that incorporate...

2012-08-27 06:24:23

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Numi Organic Tea, the innovative company widely credited with popularizing organic flowering tea, rooibos, and most recently pu-erh tea in North America, has become the first and only company to receive verification of its packaging and tea bags by the Non-GMO Project. Additionally, 30 varieties of Numi's organic tea and teasan blends, which are blended with only real herbs, fruits, flowers and spices, will now boast the prized...

2012-07-23 02:25:21

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the medical implantable textile structures design market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Secant Medical® with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology. Combining variability in structure, delivery method, performance, physical composition, resorbability, and other unique elements that make up implantable textile constructions, Secant Medical's...

Artificial Jellyfish Reverse-Engineered Using Silicone, Heart Cells
2012-07-23 05:03:43

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By taking advantage of advances in the fields of marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, researchers from two prominent US universities have actually taken inanimate silicone polymer and heart muscle cells and turned them into a swimming artificial jellyfish. Scientists from Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) joined forces on the...

2012-07-11 06:25:55

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company and leading developer of human surrogate systems for discovery and assessment of new drug compounds, today announced a partnership with the genomic services company Expression Analysis (EA) to develop the first comprehensive database for evaluating the vascular pharmacology of new drug compounds. Using HemoShear's human relevant systems, the database will profile how human vascular...

2012-07-09 23:02:16

WHEATON Industries has acquired the CELLine Bioreactor Flask Line for Antibody and Protein Production from Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Corporation Millville, NJ (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 WHEATON has acquired the CELLine dual membrane, cell culture flasks from Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Corporation. WHEATON has also entered into a long term strategic partnership with Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Corporation for further product development in high density cell culture devices for the production of...

Living Tissues Improved With 3-D printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar
2012-07-02 08:16:56

Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient's own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow. Bioengineers can already make 2D structures out of many kinds of tissue, but one of the major roadblocks to making the jump to 3D is keeping the cells within large structures from suffocating; organs have complicated 3D blood vessel networks that are...

2012-06-09 02:20:21

NEWARK, N.J., June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc., (the "Company" or "AOBI"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over-the-counter ("OTC") products, today announced that Boke Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd., one of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries has passed the short notice inspections of its capsule products directed by China State...