New Microscopic Technique Should Prove Useful in Nanotechnology Field

As we continue to explore the nanotechnology field for biomedical applications accurately measuring these miniscule components will be essential for designing, and manufacturing.  Designers need to know what the variability is on the manufacturing process.  Manufacturers need to know what type of statistical variability there is within the manufacturing process and therefore the specification limits.  … Continue reading New Microscopic Technique Should Prove Useful in Nanotechnology Field

Biotechnology: Artificial Trachea Grown From Stem Cells And Implanted

Harvard Biosciences and a team of international surgeons and scientists have successfully collaborated to create and implant a bioartificial trachea. The trachea was created by growing stem cells onto a spongy scaffold with appropriate physical properties. The growth phase of the process took between 10 to 12 days and included chemical or physical triggers to … Continue reading Biotechnology: Artificial Trachea Grown From Stem Cells And Implanted

Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a company that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who is actively patenting for competitive intelligence purposes.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

The FDA has become increasingly active in its determination to discipline apparently unrepentant pharmaceutical firms.  Now its getting personal, again.  After years of neglect the usefulness of the Park Doctrine has been rediscovered by the FDA.  The evidence needed to apply it to a "responsible corporate official" appears to be nil.  The definition of a … Continue reading Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

Biomedical Engineers and Mind Reading

Science fiction and fact are converging again as thought control technology matures in the engineering laboratories and commercially.  Advances in algorithm development, memory and cpu speed are producing more and more examples of solid advances in translation/transduction systems which monitor and use the brain's EEG signals.  Starting with biofeedback experiments in the 60's and 70's … Continue reading Biomedical Engineers and Mind Reading