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NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher awarded grant to advance protein hydrogels that mimic nature

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher awarded grant to advance protein hydrogels that mimic nature

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office recently awarded a New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher a grant to advance protein-engineered, environmentally responsive hydrogels that could replicate biochemical processes currently found only in nature. These protein hydrogels could become fundamental building blocks of important new biomimetic materials. [More]
Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Senior citizens and combat soldiers don't usually have much in common--unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries--whether caused by a blast or a common fall--is a costly, complicated challenge. [More]
ASU, Banner Health form new research alliance to advance treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

ASU, Banner Health form new research alliance to advance treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

Arizona State University and Banner Health today announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
CMO Council announces the launch of global innovation ecosystem to advance UNICEF’s work

CMO Council announces the launch of global innovation ecosystem to advance UNICEF’s work

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council today announced the launch of a global CauseTech.net community and portal site, which is part of a new private sector initiative to crowdsource breakthrough ideas, inventions, products, and emerging technologies that can advance the work done by the UNICEF Global Innovation Center worldwide. [More]

NYU study could transform the fields of behavioral brain research, neuropsychobiology

Living in groups affords several benefits for animals, including better feeding opportunities and reduced risks from predators--situations in which critical information is transmitted nonverbally throughout the group. [More]
New colloidal gold test strip demonstrates great potential for early detection of heart attack

New colloidal gold test strip demonstrates great potential for early detection of heart attack

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. [More]
ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott, MD, founded the Sylvania-based company, VentureMed Group, and its first invention is already being used in clinical trials underway in Europe. [More]
Study: Critically ill newborns may be exposed to DEHP chemicals in medical products

Study: Critically ill newborns may be exposed to DEHP chemicals in medical products

Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be adversely affected by equipment designed to help save their lives. [More]
American College of Cardiology partners with 1776 to identify promising health startups

American College of Cardiology partners with 1776 to identify promising health startups

The American College of Cardiology is partnering with 1776, the global incubator and investment fund, as an association partner in addition to supporting 1776's Challenge Cup - a global competition spanning 16 cities in 11 countries to identify the most promising health startups solving some of the health care industry's biggest challenges. [More]

New multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor for reliable tissue growth introduced by Bose

Bose Corporation has introduced the 3DCulturePro™ system, a new multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth. The 3DCulturePro system supports cell growth and 3D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable configuration. [More]
UTSA professor selected to receive NSF grant to study complex brain processes

UTSA professor selected to receive NSF grant to study complex brain processes

Fidel Santamaria, associate professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, is one of 36 researchers in the nation selected to receive a two-year $300,00 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President Obama's BRAIN Initiative, a federal effort to support researchers to create new technology that will demystify complex brain processes. [More]
MediValve successfully completes post-market clinical evaluation of acWire Guidewire

MediValve successfully completes post-market clinical evaluation of acWire Guidewire

MediValve, Ltd., a Trendlines portfolio company, today announced that it has successfully completed the first two cases of post-market clinical evaluation of its acWire Guidewire. [More]
Researchers advance stability of protein that may prevent brain damage from toxins

Researchers advance stability of protein that may prevent brain damage from toxins

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals-particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. [More]
Researchers devise kinder, gentler way to measure newborns

Researchers devise kinder, gentler way to measure newborns

After their hectic experience of delivery, newborns are almost immediately stretched out on a measuring board to assess their length. [More]
Eppendorf announces new addition to BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio

Eppendorf announces new addition to BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio

Eppendorf is proud to announce a new addition to the BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio. The BioBLU 5c and 14c Adaptor Kits allow BioBLU 5c and 14c Single-use vessels to be used on and controlled by Sartorius® BioStat® B-DCU-II controllers (Heat Blanket configuration only). [More]
Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. [More]
New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

The Ozilla™ from AMSBIO is a new high quality, purpose-built ozone gas generator. Measuring just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm), it will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, PCR hoods, or any other environment where a sterile atmosphere is critical. Following simple operational instructions the Ozilla™ is able to completely eliminate airborne as well as surface contaminants and germs including bacteria, phage, and fungus. [More]
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides $1.65M in capital grant to North Shore InnoVentures

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides $1.65M in capital grant to North Shore InnoVentures

North Shore InnoVentures, one of New England's leading technology incubators and business accelerators, announced today that it has received a capital grant of $1.65 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. [More]
New strain of rice may help combat obesity and other diseases

New strain of rice may help combat obesity and other diseases

In recent years, Okinawa has recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in Japan. Preventing obesity-related diseases is an urgent issue. [More]
Terumo to distribute Nonin SenSmart Universal Oximetry System in the UK and Ireland

Terumo to distribute Nonin SenSmart Universal Oximetry System in the UK and Ireland

Nonin Medical, a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Terumo Cardiovascular Group in Europe. As of January 2014, Terumo Cardiovascular Group will distribute Nonin's SenSmart Universal Oximetry System to all hospitals in the UK and Ireland. A similar distribution agreement between the two companies for the United States was announced in April 2013. Terumo manufactures and markets medical devices for the global cardiac surgery market. [More]
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