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2012-02-01 10:58:37

Long duration, controllable drug delivery is of wide interest to medical researchers and clinicians, particularly those seeking to improve treatment for patients with chronic pain or to prevent cancer recurrence after surgery. Now a team of researchers led by Boston University Biomedical Engineer and Chemist Mark Grinstaff has developed a unique material and drug delivery mechanism that could pave the way for implants that release a drug at a designated rate for months. The system consists...

2012-01-27 12:17:59

According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released. The study was electronically published on January 16, 2012 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Boston University (BU) graduate student Stefan Yohe, under the mentorship of Mark Grinstaff , PhD, BU professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry,  and Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD,...

2011-08-17 14:51:08

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a simple, scalable way to align gold nanorods, particles with optical properties that could be used for emerging biomedical imaging technologies. Aligning gold nanorods is important because they respond to light differently, depending on the direction in which the nanorods are pointed. To control the optical response of the nanorods, researchers want to ensure that all of the nanorods are aligned. The NC State researchers...

2010-11-05 00:00:38

FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinningâ“ž¢ Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from November 30 - December 2. McAllen, TX (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever...

2010-08-16 14:51:00

EDINBURG, Texas, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA) has launched a start-up company that may revolutionize manufacturing. FibeRio Technology Corporation is perfecting a new technology called ForceSpinning (TM) to create the microscopic nanofibers used to produce everything from traditional textiles and personal care products to medical supplies and aerospace materials, with potential applications ranging from tissue engineering to drug delivery. How are...

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2010-05-25 08:48:17

Offering increased control and higher output, device could be a boon for industrial applications, from biocompatible materials to air filters Hailed as a "cross between a high-speed centrifuge and a cotton candy machine," bioengineers at Harvard have developed a new, practical technology for fabricating tiny nanofibers. The reference by lead author Mohammad Reza Badrossamay to the fairground treat of spun sugar is deliberate, as the device literally"”and just as easily"”spins,...

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2010-02-13 09:30:34

In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles. These nano-sized generators have "piezoelectric" properties that allow them to convert into electricity the energy created through mechanical stress, stretches and twists. "This technology could eventually lead to wearable 'smart clothes' that can power hand-held electronics through...

2009-05-05 16:49:32

In his office, MIT Professor of Chemical Engineering Gregory Rutledge keeps a small piece of fabric that at first glance resembles a Kleenex. This tissue-like material, softer than silk, is composed of fibers that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair and holds promise for a wide range of applications including protective clothing, drug delivery and tissue engineering.Such materials are produced by electrospinning, a technique that has taken off in the past 10 years, though the...

2009-02-16 06:45:00

Zeus is developing new technology in the field of electrospinning for applications primarily within the medical device and filtration industries ORANGEBURG, S.C., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeus, Inc. announces a new technology platform in the field of electrospinning, a process that produces polymer fibers with thicknesses ranging from the nano to microscale. Zeus is able to develop fabrics with complex shapes from solutions, pastes, and bioabsorbables. The result is a broad range of fiber and...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

Nicast Ltd., developer of medical devices made from proprietary electrospinning technology, announced today the receipt of a CE Mark for its flagship product, the AVflo artificial vascular graft. The device is intended to help end stage renal failure (kidney failure) patients who must undergo hemodialysis treatment three or more times a week. AVflo enables hemodialysis to continue without further disturbance to the veins and arteries in the patient's arms already severely damaged by the...


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