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Several Ipsen VFS® Furnaces Shipping for Use in the Medical and Aerospace Industries

Several Ipsen VFS® Furnaces Shipping for Use in the Medical and Aerospace Industries

Between September and December 2014, Ipsen will be shipping four VFS® furnaces from their Souderton, Pennsylvania facility to customers around the United Sates. These shipments – valued at more than $4.7 mil... [More]
Safe Alternative to Silver Ions - Algae-Based Antibacterial Material

Safe Alternative to Silver Ions - Algae-Based Antibacterial Material

Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed safe antibacterial fibres using bio-compatible plastics and lanosol, an antimicrobial compound found in red algae seaweeds. Silver ions are widely used in odor-free and antibacterial clothing, and safety of these materials has been widely debated. [More]
Researchers Develop Shrimp-Inspired Cancer Detecting Technology

Researchers Develop Shrimp-Inspired Cancer Detecting Technology

Taking inspiration from the Mantis Shrimps eyes, University of Queensland scientists, in partnership with US and UK researchers, have developed an advanced camera capable of visualizing brain activity and detecting various forms of cancer. [More]
MIT Researchers Create Underwater Adhesives Inspired by Shellfish

MIT Researchers Create Underwater Adhesives Inspired by Shellfish

Researchers from MIT have designed and created new waterproof adhesives which can be used to repair ships or to heal surgical inclusions and wounds. The researchers drew inspiration from shellfish like barnacles and mussels, which secrete highly sticky proteins enabling them to adhere to ship hulls and rocks underwater. [More]
HeartPrint®, a 3D Printed Model Helps Decide Best Treatment for Patient

HeartPrint®, a 3D Printed Model Helps Decide Best Treatment for Patient

Materialise have developed a new 3D-printed heart model for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in order to assist a 16-year-old patient born with a large cardiac tumor. This 3D-printed model, HeartPrint, allowed the physicians to decide the best treatment option for the patient’s irregular heartbeat. [More]
Ultra-Thin Synthetic Membranes Developed Without Using Solvents

Ultra-Thin Synthetic Membranes Developed Without Using Solvents

Synthetic membranes are used in a wide range of applications such as determining toxicity in the environment, identifying food contaminants and deadly diseases in body. A research team from Chile has now created a new method of producing ultra-thin membranes by vaporizing off-the-shelf chemicals over silicon surfaces. [More]
Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

SEABIOPLAS, an FP7 project is working towards using sustainably grown seaweeds as feed for recyclable plastics. For attaining the EU target of 10% plastics being biodegradable plastics, it is very important to have large-scale production of biomass-based plastics. [More]
New Shape Memory Polymer Scaffold for Healing Facial Bone Defects

New Shape Memory Polymer Scaffold for Healing Facial Bone Defects

A new shape memory polymer has been developed, which can expand with warm salt water to accurately fill bone defects and aid in new bone growth. [More]
Advion Expands Its Compact Mass Spectrometry (CMS) Offering to Include Liquid Chromatography

Advion Expands Its Compact Mass Spectrometry (CMS) Offering to Include Liquid Chromatography

Advion, Inc., a leading systems and consumables developer for the life sciences industry, introduces an affordable high performance liquid chromatography system to complement its line of expression compact mass spectrometers (CMS). [More]
Global Biomaterials Market Expected to Grow at 4.1% CAGR During 2013-2019

Global Biomaterials Market Expected to Grow at 4.1% CAGR During 2013-2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biomaterials Market for Implantable Devices - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [More]