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Micro-LEDs and photovoltaic device power implants

Micro-LEDs and photovoltaic device power implants

Researchers have developed a method to power medical implants using an active photonic wireless system.

First cochlear implants with lighting array

First cochlear implants with lighting array

Researchers combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils.

Bioprinting nanoparticles for ovarian cancer immunotherapy

Bioprinting nanoparticles for ovarian cancer immunotherapy

Nanoengineers plan to develop an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer using 3D-bioprinted plant virus nanoparticles.

Bioprinting tissues directly within the body

Bioprinting tissues directly within the body

Researchers take a step closer to 3D printing living tissues in patients as they develop a specially-formulated bio-ink designed for printing directly in the body.

4D printing soft objects for implants

4D printing soft objects for implants

Scientists have developed a method to 4D print objects that can be manipulated to take on alternate forms when exposed to changes in temperature, electric current or stress.

World first in 3D printed self-expandable stents

World first in 3D printed self-expandable stents

Researchers from CSIRO have made it possible to 3D print tailor-made stents, a critical biomedical device used to treat narrow or blocked arteries.

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