biotech

Biotechnology covers many different disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry or molecular biology. We report on processes that create more precise tools for disease detection and tailor treatments to individuals to combat debilitating and rare diseases.

Converting human body motions into electricity

Converting human body motions into electricity

Bioengineers have invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device that converts human body motions into electricity.

New antibacterial material prevents infections

New antibacterial material prevents infections

Researchers have developed a novel antibacterial material that can fulfill a wide range of applications as a dressing for wounds, by preventing infection and thus facilitating treatment and healing.

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Studying these organoids could help researchers develop and test new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Will we grow and eat your own vaccines?

Will we grow and eat your own vaccines?

The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm.

Next step in creating lung organoids

Next step in creating lung organoids

Realistic mini-lungs, grown in lab dishes, feature all cell types that make up the human organ, allowing for “Phase 0” testing of new treatments for respiratory diseases.

Using muscle power for healing

Using muscle power for healing

Bioengineers have developed biocompatible generators that create electrical pulses when compressed by body motions.

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