Keyword: Drug Delivery


Issue Archive: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
The patch enables unobtrusive drug delivery through the skin for the management of skin cancers.
Briefs: Materials
A remotely controlled microswimmer could navigate the human body and aid in drug delivery.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
Briefs: Software
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
UpFront: Imaging
Private stations get NASA funding; a camera "sees the unseen," and more.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Microneedles Catch On?

A brand-new episode of our podcast series Here’s an Idea looks at microneedles, specifically their use in delivering drugs and vaccines. The array of tiny injectors, less than a millimeter in height, avoid nerve endings and feel a bit like Velcro. The patch creates little, micron size pathways that lead a...

Podcasts: Wearables
Microneedles offer an intriguing alternative to the drug-delivery devices we know and don't love.
Articles: Wearables
The Halo replaces all metal retractors with one simple, one-size-fits-all design.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Wearables
The patch can replace blood draws to test for antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Ultrasound is used to deliver antibodies to treat cancers, infectious diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This invention holds potential for a range of biomedical applications, from controlled-release drug delivery to tissue engineering.
Briefs: Wearables
The patch uses painless, biodegradable microneedles.
Articles: Aerospace
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
Briefs: Medical
Inspired by parasites, the tiny needles could help eliminate painful shots.
Facility Focus: Imaging
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
Briefs: AR/AI
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
Briefs: Medical

Interstitial fluid is clear, colorless, and similar to blood plasma. Continual sampling of important biomarkers in interstitial fluid could help monitor and diagnose many diseases and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new method uses ultraviolet light to control the flow of fluids by encouraging particles — from plastic microbeads, to bacterial spores, to pollutants — to...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the micro-fabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on their size. A laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump was...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

The difficulty in spotting minute amounts of disease circulating in the bloodstream has proven a stumbling block in the detection and treatment of cancers that advance stealthily with few...

5 Ws: Materials

Millions of people worldwide with type 1 diabetes.