Researchers at Harvard today released a study on newly developed artificial heart valves crafted from advanced nanofiber networks, claiming the valves have the ability to regenerate and grow with the patient. The valves, dubbed JetValves, were developed by a team at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering using a proprietary rotary jet spinning technology […]
A new customizable robotic heart sleeve has demonstrated potential when it comes to aiding the beating of a failing heart, according to the Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers who developed it. The researchers claim that the soft robot has advantages over the heart assist devices such as VADs that are out there because […]
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a microfluidic approach to trap individual cells within a hydrogel material that can be tuned to match the physiological conditions of the body, according to a study published this […]
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University created a slippery surface coating that can prevent bacterial infection from developing on medical implants, according to a study published in Biomaterials. Implants can act as scaffolding for bacterial infections to form, developing biofilms that sometimes require surgery. Following implantation, patients are traditionally required to […]
Researchers from the Wyss Institute have developed a hydrogel microenvironment to evaluate how physical properties like stiffness of the extracellular matrix impacts the efficacy of chemotherapy. “To have success with chemotherapy and other drug therapies, we will likely need to screen their effectiveness against cells living in various environments, and not just assume that cells […]
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have bioprinted a functional 3D renal architecture with living human epithelial cells. Previously, the team bioprinted tissue constructs made of living cells alongside a vascular network in an extracellular matrix. These constructs are functional in vitro for more than a month. Get the full […]
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today it inked a collaborative research with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to develop a lightweight “soft suit” exoskeleton system for lower limb disabilities. The collaboration looks to design a suit to treat stroke, multiple sclerosis and mobility limitations for the elderly as well as other applications. Through the agreement, ReWalk will pay Harvard […]
Harvard’s Wyss Institute said yesterday its bedside data-acquistion software will be commercialized by new startup MediCollector. Developed as part of the Institute’s infant apnea prevention program, the software continuously acquires vital signs, such as breathing activity, from affected premature newborns and analyzes the data with an algorithm to predict apneic episodes, the Wyss Institute said. […]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An extracorporeal blood cleansing device works well in rats and in experiments with human blood, according to researchers in the US and in France.
"Based on our exciting results in rats, we are actively moving to test this approach in a large animal as the next step towards moving this to human clinical trials," Donald E. Ingber of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Wyss Institute in Boston told Reuters Health by email.
In a September 14th online paper in Nature Medicine, Dr. Ingber and colleagues explain that infected blood flowing into this "biospleen" is mixed with magnetic nanobeads.