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A rapid, instrument-free, sample-to-result nucleic acid amplification test

Lisa K. Lafleur, et al. Lab on a Chip, 2016, 16, 3777-3787. The researchers demonstrate a prototype of MAD NAAT, the first fully integrated, sample-to-result diagnostic platform for performing nucleic acid amplification texts that require no permanent instrument or manual sample processing.

By | January 6th, 2017|

Microvascular Injury and Perfusion Changes Induced by Ultrasound and Microbubbles in a Machine-Perfused Pig Liver

Christina P. Keravnou, Ine De Cock, Ine Lentacker, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Michalakis A. Averkiou. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 2016 Nov;42(11):2676-2686. The researchers combined ex vivo machine-perfused pig livers with an image-guided therapy system to investigate applications of ultrasound-driven microbubbles to enhance drug delivery, and demonstrate a versatile, physiologically relevant platform for pre-clinical research.

By | January 4th, 2017|

A Stimuli-Responsive, Binary Reagent System for Rapid Isolation of Protein Biomarkers

Barrett J. Nehilla, John J. Hill, Selvi Srinivasan, Yen-Chi Chen, Thomas H. Schulte, Patrick S. Stayton, and James J. Lai. Analytical Chemistry. 2016, 88 (21), 10404–10410. The researchers present a stimuli-responsive binary reagent system, and how it illustrates the potential advantages of nanoscale reagents in molecule and cell isolations for both research and clinical applications.

By | December 21st, 2016|

Mechanical Stress Conditioning and Electrical Stimulation Promote Contractility and Force Maturation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Human Cardiac Tissue

Jia-Ling Ruan, Nathaniel L. Tulloch, Maria V. Razumova, Mark Saiget, Veronica Muskheli, Lil Pabon, Hans Reinecke, Michael Regnier, Charles E. Murry. Circulation. 2016; 134:1557-1567. The researchers demonstrate how electric pacing and mechanical stimulation promote maturation of the structural, mechanical and force generation properties of human-induced pluriopotent stem cell-derived cardiac tissues.

By | December 21st, 2016|

Virus-Inspired Polymer for Efficient In Vitro and In Vivo Gene Delivery

Y. Cheng, R. C. Yumul, S. H. Pun, Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2016, 55, 12013. Researchers demonstrate a synthetic polymer, VIPER, designed to mimic viral mechanisms of delivery, and that may have potential as a gene delivery platform for cancer therapy and other macromolecule therapeutics.

By | December 21st, 2016|

UW Bioengineering eNews – Fall/Winter 2016

The latest update on UW Bioengineering's advances in research, education, translation and outreach, and the recent achievements of our students and faculty.

By | December 14th, 2016|

Bioengineering Outreach and Honors team adapts toys for children with disabilities at holiday toy hack event

At the TCAT Hack for Access: Holiday Toy Event on Sunday December 11, volunteers from UW and the Seattle community adapted toys for children with disabilities – just in time for the holidays!

By | December 13th, 2016|

Albert Folch featured in “3D Bioprinting Revolution Solidifies Gains” article

Image: A 3D-printed four-valve switch (left) is shown connected to a 3D-printed cell culture chamber (right). [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|

King 5 TV features toy hack event co-hosted by UW Bioengineering Outreach

Image: BioE Ph.D. student Molly Mollica talks with Seattle's King 5 TV about the importance [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|

Ph.D. grad Joshua Buser engineers low-cost diagnostics, mentors next generation

A drive to engineer solutions to global health problems compelled recent Yager lab Ph.D. graduate Joshua Buser to pursue bioengineering. He aims to bring diagnostic testing to low-resource settings – and increase access to affordable health care closer to home.

By | December 9th, 2016|