Navigation Links
Project aims to reduce complications, multiple surgeries with biodegradable implantable devices
Date:9/4/2008

in the Department of Bioengineering in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and at UC. The department will offer bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees.

The ERC project will focus primarily on producing three technologies: biodegradable and self-adapting devices and smart constructs for craniofacial and orthopedic reconstructive procedures, similarly behaving cardiovascular devices such as stents, and miniaturized sensing systems that monitor and control the safety and effectiveness of biodegradable metals inside the body (a technology that could lead to responsive biosensors that help doctors determine when and where diseases occur in the body). An educational component will translate ERC's research into a curriculum for aspiring engineers, including those at numerous high schools and community colleges across the United States and at universities primarily attended by groups underrepresented in engineering.

"This ERC is a true interdisciplinary effort to vastly improve many patients' quality-of-life and to help educate the next generation of bioengineering and nanotechnology researchers," Sankar said. "We hope to expand the presence of African Americans, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged students in bioengineering and nanotechnology. This project seeks to provide precollege and college students with the technical education in advanced processing and materials relevant to 21st-century careers. Ultimately, we want to help foster economic development through innovation that radically changes the way diseases are treated and to place the U.S. health care system in a strong position."

The biodegradable devices and smart structures are intended to reduce complications and spare patients with conditions ranging from cleft palate and bone fractures to coronary heart disease from undergoing multiple surgeries. For instance, children born with a cleft palate are fitted with hard me
'/>"/>

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mekelly@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. CU-Boulder, biotech firm team up on python project in search for human cardiac therapeutics
2. Building a stronger roof over your head: 3 little pigs project begins first tests
3. Caltech researchers awarded $10M for molecular programming project
4. Carbon Disclosure Project, ICLEI partner to help US cities report local climate actions, emissions
5. Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research project grants
6. New round of Environmental Venture Projects from Stanfords Woods Institute
7. US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute announces new genome sequencing projects
8. Early bird project really gets the worm
9. Canada-India RFID project looks to improve traffic flow, reduce pollution
10. Project succeeding to relocate Caspian terns
11. New projects to raise UK profile in synthetic biology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015   Guidepoint , a ... of the Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER, part of the ... usage trends in the medical device and therapeutics markets. ... data including treatment volumes, market share, and adoption rates ... associated with joint surgery. The Post-Surgical Pain ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their ... and Voice Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Face ... the US, Canada , Japan ... Middle East & Africa ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... NEW YORK , March 23, 2015   ... digital property management company, today announced that the Company ... platform for both enterprise and consumers at Connect:ID on ... D.C. HOYOS Labs will highlight the IEEE ... 1U TM ; and enterprise access control system. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3
... A University of Houston partnership that helped Houston avoid the ... all over the state thanks to an $8.8 million grant ... The Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the ... a portable emission testing system and a heavy-duty engine dynamometer, ...
... news for chips lovers everywhere new research in SCIs ... pre-soaking potatoes in water before frying can reduce levels of ... when starch rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, such ... growing concern that acrylamide found in a wide range ...
... March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... ATML ) today announced the integration of ... and SecureCore,Pre-boot Authentication (PBA) products., (Logo: ... design effort between the two industry leaders,provides ...
Cached Biology News:State, UH teaming up to reduce (ob)noxious air emissions 2Phoenix Technologies and Atmel Collaborate to Create Next-Generation Security Solutions for PCs 2Phoenix Technologies and Atmel Collaborate to Create Next-Generation Security Solutions for PCs 3Phoenix Technologies and Atmel Collaborate to Create Next-Generation Security Solutions for PCs 4
(Date:5/6/2015)... --  University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and ... an exclusive option by Biomecite Diagnostics for the rights ... to detect inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative ... Fricke and James White developed the ... Maryland School of Medicine,s Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS). ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... May 6, 2015 ... specialist, announced today that it has signed an agreement ... PEIX ) for the delivery of an industrial scale ... the consumption of water, energy and emissions ... This project is fully aligned ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and ... latest major content upgrade to its bestselling, Commercial Off-The-Shelf ... is a significant advancement of FreezerPro® system , ... while also simplifying , New FreezerPro® ... Download available immediately for free to “Gold” support ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... , May 5, 2015  23andMe, Inc., the leading ... Lupus Research Study in collaboration with Pfizer ... systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus, into ... lupus. The effort is also in collaboration with the ... Month in May. Approximately 1.5 million people ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biomecite Diagnostics Signs Option Agreement with UM Baltimore to Develop Tools to Detect Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2Biomecite Diagnostics Signs Option Agreement with UM Baltimore to Develop Tools to Detect Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 3Whitefox Signs Agreement With Pacific Ethanol Inc. 2RURO Releases version 7 of FreezerPro® software 223andMe Launches the Lupus Research Study in Collaboration with Pfizer Inc. 223andMe Launches the Lupus Research Study in Collaboration with Pfizer Inc. 3
... Calif., Jan. 7 Intradigm Corporation, a leading,developer ... that the company has closed the final tranche ... the $2.9 million tranche, with,existing investor, Lilly Ventures, ... the total Series B financing to $21.4 million. ...
... SEATTLE, Jan. 7 Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI),(Nasdaq and ... that,the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel has granted CTI,s request ... NASDAQ Global Market to The NASDAQ,Capital Market, which will ... 8, 2009. CTI,s shares will continue to trade under ...
... Calif., Jan. 6 InterMune, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ITMN ... Executive,Officer and President of InterMune, will present at the ... January 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.,PST. , ... the presentation, investors and other,interested parties may log on ...
Cached Biology Technology:Intradigm Closes Final Tranche of $21.4 Million Series B Financing 2Intradigm Closes Final Tranche of $21.4 Million Series B Financing 3Cell Therapeutics Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Panel Decision to Transfer to NASDAQ Capital Market 2Cell Therapeutics Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Panel Decision to Transfer to NASDAQ Capital Market 3
... 5 ml of DETACHaBEAD 19 polyclonal ... CD19 (Pan B). B cells ... and released with DETACHaBEAD CD19 are ... suitable for applications such as culturing ...
... supplied as 10X concentrated solutions. REact Buffer SetConsists ... the REact buffers and one 250 microl vial ... 1 ml vials of REact 1 Buffer four ... 1 ml vials of REact 3 Buffer and ...
... Apoptosis Assay Kit #4 detects apoptosis ... in the permeability of cell membranes. This ... and propidium iodide nucleic acid stains. YO-PRO-1 ... of apoptotic cells and labels them with ...
Porcine TNF-alpha/TNFSF1A ELISpot Development Module...
Biology Products: