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Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created complex multimodal polymer fibers that have the ability to deliver drugs and optical signals into the brain, directly. These fibers also enable continuous monitoring of the effect of numerous inputs thorough simultaneous electrical readouts. Further, these fibers can be produced with thickness less than that of a hair’s width. [More]
Carbon Cycle Power Enters agreement with Wheeler Industries Affiliate to Demonstrate Waste-to-Value Solution

Carbon Cycle Power Enters agreement with Wheeler Industries Affiliate to Demonstrate Waste-to-Value Solution

MPM Technologies, Inc., subsidiary Carbon Cycle Power signed a lease agreement with an affiliate of Spokane Valley manufacturer Wheeler Industries, Inc., to house the demonstration unit of CCP’s waste-to-value solution — a patent-pending photon-induced, electric-arc gasification technology — that will process biomass (such as lumber mill waste and agricultural residue) and municipal solid waste for the cogeneration of heat and power. [More]
Metabolix Releases Update on Biopolymer Manufacturing Plans

Metabolix Releases Update on Biopolymer Manufacturing Plans

Metabolix, Inc., an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics industry, today provided an update on the Company's biopolymer manufacturing plans. [More]
3D-Printed Implant Infused with Human Growth Factors Regenerates Meniscus

3D-Printed Implant Infused with Human Growth Factors Regenerates Meniscus

A 3D-printed scaffold infused with growth factors has been shown to help regenerate knee joint linings in sheep. [More]
Cost-Effective Method to Convert Wood to Nanocellulose

Cost-Effective Method to Convert Wood to Nanocellulose

Researchers from Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University have come up with an economical technique to convert wood into nanocellulose, which could be used for designing eco-friendly cars, for food thickening and also for treating wounds. [More]
Injectable, Programmable Biomaterial Vaccine Could Fight Cancer, HIV

Injectable, Programmable Biomaterial Vaccine Could Fight Cancer, HIV

An injectable, programmable biomaterial that could fight and help prevent cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases has been developed by researchers belonging to Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The programmable biomaterial that can be delivered through non–surgical injection, has the ability to assemble spontaneously into a 3D structure in vivo. [More]
Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

An eco-friendly, cost-effective process to produce lactic acid from glycerol has been developed by research groups at ETH Zurich. Glycerol is a waste by-product that is obtained during production of biodiesel. [More]
Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastics from Biomass

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastics from Biomass

Researchers at the North Dakota State University, Fargo have developed a method of producing biomass plastic which can be broken down and reduced to molecules upon exposure to a specific light. The reduced substances can then be used to form a new plastic. Plastic is a key component in almost everything today from electronics to vehicles and packaging. It gets deposited in oceans and landfills after being discarded. [More]
Cortec Bio Fuel Additive Provides Corrosion Protection and Better Engine Performance

Cortec Bio Fuel Additive Provides Corrosion Protection and Better Engine Performance

Powered by Nano VpCI®- is a new specially formulated, biobased, biodegradable, multifunctional fuel additive to bio-fuels, produced using renewable and sustainable raw materials. This environmentally friendly product serves as a corrosion inhibitor, fuel stabilizer and water emulsifier for biodiesel, diesel, gasoline, gasohol mixtures and other bio-fuels. It provides premium multiphase corrosion protection, lubricity and elastomer protection allowing better engine performance. [More]
Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Healthcare OEMs and fabricators are constantly looking for advanced and versatile material technologies to address increasing medical expenses, rising demand for both complicated and disposable medical devices, and the requirements of rigorous healthcare standards. Dow Corning says that these converging trends are the growth drivers for its extensive range of high-performance liquid silicone rubber (LSR) solutions. [More]