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A new stem cell bandage could help in cartilage regeneration

By Rob Aid
2 Comments18 June 2011

knee-cartilage_0Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from a new type of stem cell bandage treatment if clinical trials prove successful. The world’s first clinical trial for the treatment of patients with torn meniscal cartilage has received approval from the MHRA (UK regulatory agency). The current treatment for the majority of tears is the… »


Space technology helps in fight against deadly bacteria

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments27 May 2011

microplaster-beta-version-atmospheric-plasma-device-1Technology developed during the long-running research conducted on the International Space Station is opening up a new way to keep hospital patients safe from infections. By using plasma (superheated, electrically charged gas), Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics director Gregor Morfill is developing ways to kill bacteria and viruses that can cause infections in hospitals…. »


UCSF uses robotic system to process their patient’s medications

By Damir Beciri
One Comment13 March 2011

ucsf-medicine-robotic-systemThe folks at the UCSF Medical Center have started to use a robotic system which is responsible for counting and processing of their patient’s medications. The new pharmacy currently serves UCSF hospitals at Parnassus and Mount Zion and has the capacity to dispense medications for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, scheduled to… »

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Skin cell gun sprays stem cells for fast recovery from serious burns

By Damir Beciri
22 Comments6 February 2011

spray-on-skin-gerlachSpray-on skin that could help you heal your skin within several days after a serious burn seems as something we used to see in science fiction, but that technology has been developed worldwide for over 5 years. Compared to other currently available skin regeneration or replacement methods, this method shortens the time needed for generation… »


Consumer-grade camera used to detect cancer cells in real-time

By Damir Beciri
6 July 2010

consumer-grade-camera-used-to-detect-cancer-1By using an off-the-shelf digital camera, Rice University biomedical engineers and researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have created a device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing the LCD monitor on the back of the camera. The overall cost of… »

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P.L.E.A.S.E. – a painless way to deliver drugs through skin

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments3 June 2010

p-l-e-a-s-e-applied-on-handMost of us have wished for a painless way to receive shots when we were younger (and some still do). Fortunately for new generations, Pantec Biosolutions AG, a privately-owned company, developed innovative technology for transdermal drug delivery. A few days ago they received a CE mark in the EU for the new professional product line… »


Organovo 3D bio-printer can make human tissue and organs

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments24 March 2010

organovo-3d-bio-printerWe already wrote about several 3D printers which are mostly used for rapid prototyping or creating delicious meals out, however 3D printing technology has leapt into a new realm because the Organovo NovoGen 3D bio-printer can build body parts from cells and it recently created the first “printed” human vein. The printer is meant to… »