News - 16 Jun 2009
In the clothing industry it's common to mix natural and synthetic fibers. Take cotton and add polyester to make clothing that's soft, breathable and wrinkle free.
Now researchers at the...
News - 20 Feb 2008
MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical...
News - 29 Nov 2006
By substituting mechanical instruments for human fingers, robotic tools give surgeons a new way to perform medical procedures with great precision in small spaces. But as the surgeon directs these...
Article - 25 Mar 2004
Closure Medical have received US FDA approval to start clinical trials of their biodegradable vascular sealant material. Posted March 18 2004
News - 18 Dec 2019
As medical technology increases, so too does the availability of options for different biomedical applications. With so many different characteristics available in woven biomedical textiles, choosing...
News - 21 Nov 2018
An innovative hydrogel, which is composed of almost 90% water and naturally sticks to soft tissue like the meniscus and cartilage, has now been developed by EPFL researchers. If repair cells are...
News - 29 May 2015
A team of researchers from various American universities has discovered a way to synthetically create spider silk samples in the laboratory after several years of studying the complex structure and...
News - 15 Nov 2012
Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, today announced that a novel delivery therapy for...
News - 18 Jun 2011
A new FDA-approved sealant gel was found effective in sealing spinal wounds following spinal surgery.
In a national multicenter study led by UC Davis Spine Center researchers, the gel created an...
News - 23 Sep 2010
The medical plastics industry is set to expand rapidly over the next decade taking up increasing proportions of GDP, as countries provide healthcare to an ageing population, access to medicine expands...