News - 24 Nov 2016
Artificial muscles - materials that contract and expand in a similar manner like muscle fibers do - can have many applications, from robotics to components in the aviation and automobile sectors....
News - 19 Apr 2016
An experiment conducted in the laboratory of Stanford University’s chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao has resulted in the creation of a super-stretchy material. It began when one of the...
News - 2 Jan 2014
Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication or 3-D printing, is an approach for creating complex structures and devices for medical...
News - 30 Oct 2015
Graphene has the potential to fully charge your phone in five minutes, clean up radioactive waste, create a super strong artificial limb or make ocean water drinkable.
Until now large scale...
News - 11 Feb 2013
Artificial bone, created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic, could soon be used to heal shattered limbs.
The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties given. Orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular and cosmetic applications are...
News - 30 Jan 2017
A team of researchers and engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have created an artificial skin with the ability to detect temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ...
News - 21 Feb 2014
An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.
News - 16 Oct 2009
Modern tissue engineering developed at the University of Michigan could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch for injured patients.
News - 30 Jun 2009
Combat-related injuries have long plagued the military in part because of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Imagine being able to spray a compound fracture with microcapsules that deliver a drug to...