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2012-05-24 23:01:26

Second Life Biomedical Aims to Improve Dixie Medical's Customer Service By Providing Repair and Preventative Maintenance Services For Current and Potential Clients. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Second Life Biomedical was started as a subsidiary company of Dixie Medical in early 2012. For over 13 years, Dixie Medical has provided defibrillators and other medical equipment to over 20,000 customers in the U.S. and abroad. Originally started to service Dixie´s current defibrillator...

2012-05-22 10:21:59

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AFS BioOil has announced that its state-of-the art facility located at a wastewater treatment plant in the San Francisco Bay Area is open for tours for strategic partners and customers. The volume of the system is 150 m(3); the annual nameplate capacity is 55 tons of algae biomass. The installed bioreactor is a full-scale system that proves scalability, biomass cultivation yields, and operating costs. (Photo:...

2012-05-21 06:25:14

The Hartwell Foundation Recognizes the University of Michigan as a Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research Awards the University a Hartwell Fellowship ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hartwell Foundation has again named the University of Michigan (U-M) a Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research, having recognized the U-M in this way every year since 2006. Recognition from the foundation honors U-M as an institution that excels in biomedical research and serving...

2012-05-16 02:30:05

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tissue engineering has the ability to hasten the treatment of wounds and other conditions. This procedure's rising popularity as an alternative to tissue or organ transplantation has sparked off a spate of technology and product advancements in various segments of the market. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's (http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com) U.S. Tissue Engineering Markets research finds that tissue engineering has...

2012-05-10 22:21:32

DUBLIN, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, (http://www.tcd.ie) Ireland's premier university's postgraduate courses, the MSc in Bioengineering and MSc in Neuroscience received Postgraduate Course of the Year awards in the Engineering and Science categories respectively at this year's gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards recognise the best programmes in Ireland's...

2012-05-04 21:09:59

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a prototype bioreactor–a device for culturing cells to create engineered tissues–that both stimulates and evaluates tissue as it grows, mimicking natural processes while eliminating the need to stop periodically to cut up samples for analysis. Tissue created this way might someday be used to replace, for example, damaged or diseased cartilage in the knee and hip. Conventional methods for...

2012-04-30 20:03:15

Biomedical engineers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have demonstrated the first all-polymeric bone scaffold material that is fully biodegradable and capable of providing significant mechanical support during repair. The new technology uses micron-sized silk fibers to reinforce a silk matrix, much as steel rebar reinforces concrete. It could improve the way bones and other tissues are repaired following accident or disease. The discovery is reported in the Proceedings of the...

2012-04-25 21:34:17

Several graduate and Ph.D. students at Louisiana Tech University, and Dr. David Mills, professor of biological sciences and faculty in Tech´s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science, are participating in poster and platform presentations at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting, this week in San Diego, California. Rutuja Kulkarni, Sukreeth Challagundia, and Rohan Balkawade, who are pursuing master´s degree in molecular science and nanotechnology, and Sonali...

2012-04-24 22:33:10

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, introduced today its latest-generation cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, EasyGenomics, at the 10th Bio-IT World Conference & Expo being held April 24 to 26 in Boston, Mass. EasyGenomics allows scientists to easily access data-heavy omics-related research with rapid turnaround time, reliable results, real-time data monitoring, and a user-friendly interface. EasyGenomics integrates various popular next generation sequencing...

2012-04-23 13:31:39

A lot of people were skeptical when two young California-based researchers set out more than a decade ago to create a completely human-derived alternative to the synthetic blood vessels commonly used in dialysis patients. Since then, they've done that and more. "There were a lot of doubts in the field that you could make a blood vessel, which is something that needs to resist pressure constantly, 24-7, without any synthetic materials in it," explains Nicolas L'Heureux, a co-founder and the...