Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Dr. Heng Pan, right, works in his lab with graduate student Brandon Ludwig, a co-author of a new research study on a low-cost process to manufacture bioresorbable electronics. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Electronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own – known as “bioresorbable” electronics – are envisioned by many as one of medical technology’s next frontiers. A new study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers suggests that a laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help unlock a more cost-effective approach to building sturdier and safer components.

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Missouri S&T to offer biomedical engineering minor degree program in fall 2015

Biomedical InnovationsA new biomedical engineering minor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will allow students to blend traditional engineering techniques with biological sciences and medicine to improve the quality of human health. [Read more…]

Glass scaffolds that help heal bone show promise as weight-bearing implants

Missouri S&T researchers are using small, porous glass scaffolds like these to regenerate bone.

Missouri S&T researchers are using small, porous glass scaffolds like these to regenerate bone.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a type of glass implant that could one day be used to repair injured bones in the arms, legs and other areas of the body that are most subject to the stresses of weight. [Read more…]

New name, broader emphasis for Missouri S&T biomedical center

Len Rahaman and Hailuo Fu in the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering.

Len Rahaman and Hailuo Fu discuss bone tissue research in the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering.

The Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at Missouri University of Science and Technology will become the Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering on July 1, 2013. [Read more…]