• Fabric releases anti-HIV drug
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    Dissolving fabric may offer fast, potent anti-HIV protection

Dissolving fabric may offer fast, potent anti-HIV protection

Bioengineers in Dr. Woodrow’s lab have discovered a faster way to deliver a topical drug that can protect women from contracting HIV. The researchers created a fiber material embedded with the drug through a process called electrospinning that quickly dissolves and releases a potent antiretroviral drug, maraviroc, when it comes into contact with moisture.

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    UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 concludes, teaches high school students about bioengineering, global health

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 concludes, teaches high school students about bioengineering, global health

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 wraps up, teaching 24 high school students about the field of bioengineering and and the field’s solutions for global health problems.

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    Class of 2014 celebrates, David C. Auth delivers keynote speech, at Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2014 celebrates, David C. Auth delivers keynote speech, at Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony

The UW Bioengineering Class of 2014 celebrated their impressive accomplishments, David C. Auth delivered keynote speech, at the 2014 Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony.

Spring 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue:  Chair’s Letter – Note to Graduates – Features – News Briefs – In the Media – Events Dear Alumni and Friends, With a sense of pride, we […]

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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    Congratulations, UW Bioengineering 2014-15 scholarship winners!

Congratulations, UW Bioengineering 2014-15 scholarship winners!

Eight UW Bioengineering undergraduate students receive merit scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.

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    UW Bioengineering students showcase innovation, win second place, Best Innovation prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

UW Bioengineering students showcase innovation, win second place, Best Innovation prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

UW Bioengineering students led 4 teams in the 2014 Business Plan Competition, which concluded on May 22. Competing against 88 other teams, BioE’s teams pitched diverse, innovative ideas to hundreds of judges – including entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors. One team won second place and Best Innovation prizes.

  • UW Bioengineering PhD student Jason Coult; Photo Credit Hillary Anderson
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    Profile: PhD student Jason Coult investigates “smarter” treatment for cardiac arrest, pursues musical interests

Profile: PhD student Jason Coult investigates “smarter” treatment for cardiac arrest, pursues musical interests

If your heart stops beating, CPR and a shock might not necessarily save your life. PhD student Jason Coult seeks to increase cardiac arrest survival by improving treatment technology. Outside the lab, playing music helps him stay engaged in research.

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    Profile: Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud to study diabetes in Kuwait

Profile: Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud to study diabetes in Kuwait

Bioengineering senior Hani Mahmoud is eager to help establish collaborations between the United States and Kuwait on mutual interests in biomedicine to improve health.