Electrospun fibers show promise for rapid HIV prevention

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Cameron Ball, and Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow, demonstrate the potential of a new type of product that may help women protect themselves against sexual HIV transmission. Their research, published online ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) of the American Society for Microbiology, shows the ability of water-soluble electrospun fiber material to rapidly release maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug. The researchers suggest that their material offers advantages over other anti-HIV microbicides currently in development.

19th UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

Biomaterials: The Platform Technology of Medical Devices. A 2.5 day introduction to biomaterials, medical devices and biocompatibility presented by the experts. August 14 to August 16, 2014.

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    Computer-designed protein causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Computer-designed protein causes cancer cells to self-destruct

UW researchers, including BioE Professor Patrick Stayton and many collaborators from the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have created a protein molecule that can prompt cancer cells infected with the Epstein-Barr virus to self-destruct.

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    Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

UW researchers develop sensor that may be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track changes in pressure, report data wirelessly and monitor for glaucoma

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    Advanced 3-D imaging technique maps micro blood flow in real-time

Advanced 3-D imaging technique maps micro blood flow in real-time

UW Bioengineer Ruikang Wang’s non-invasive method for imaging vascular health holds promise for better diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases.

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    Lara Gamble receives Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from AVS Applied Surface Science Division

Lara Gamble receives Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from AVS Applied Surface Science Division

UW Bioengineering Research Associate Professor Lara Gamble was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from AVS Applied Surface Science Division

This award recognizes Dr. Gamble’s research contributing to the development of surface analytical methods for characterizing biomedical surfaces and interfaces.

Ruikang Wang elected AIMBE Fellow

UW Bioengineering Professor Ruikang Wang to join AIMBE’s College of Fellows Class of 2015.

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    Student Kurt Kung of the Pollack Lab wins two UW poster contests

Student Kurt Kung of the Pollack Lab wins two UW poster contests

Kurt Kung, an electrical engineering PhD student and manager of the Pollack lab, recently won two poster competitions at UW with his poster, “The Novel Renewable Energy Technology – Energy Harvesting from Water”.

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    Buddy Ratner named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator

Buddy Ratner named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator

Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering at UW and noted pioneer in the field of biomaterials, is named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator. This award honors an individual whose career has helped pave the way for medical innovation to occur at UW.

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    Suzie Pun receives 2014 Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award, inaugural Biomaterials Science Lectureship

Suzie Pun receives 2014 Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award, inaugural Biomaterials Science Lectureship

UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor Dr. Suzie Pun is the 2014 recipient of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) Young Investigator Award and Biomaterials Science Lectureship.