Keyword: Nanomaterials

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R&D: Medical
Instead of using toxic chemicals or optical masks for patterning, a research team used laser direct patterning technology to form laser-induced graphene (LIG) on e-textiles and successfully manufactured graphene-based e-textiles.
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Briefs: Medical
A research team has designed a new microneedle patch to offer a highly effective nonantibiotic approach for the treatment of skin infection.
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Briefs: Materials
A new smart material developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is activated by both heat and electricity, making it the first ever to respond to two different stimuli.
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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
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R&D: Medical

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

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Briefs: Materials
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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R&D: Test & Measurement
A diagnostic nanoparticle can reveal the presence of cancerous proteins.
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Briefs: Medical
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
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R&D: Materials
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
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R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
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Briefs: Materials
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
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R&D: Medical
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
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R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
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R&D: Imaging
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
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R&D: Nanotechnology

As demand for smaller and faster devices grows, scientists and engineers turn to materials with properties that can deliver when existing ones lose their punch or can’t shrink...

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Briefs: Medical
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
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R&D: Medical
Small magnetic objects are showing promise in the biomedical field.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor allows for quick recovery and reuse of the platform.
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Features: Design
As the founder of the Soft Systems program at Flex, Yolita brings electronics, smart textiles and computation together to create new products, digital experiences and functionalities through fibers and textiles.
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R&D: Materials

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

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Briefs: Materials

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

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R&D: Electronics & Computers

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

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Briefs: Materials

Scientists at Texas A&M University are harnessing the combined power of organic nanomaterials-based chemistry and a natural product found in crustacean exoskeletons to help bring...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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