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Silk-Based Tissue Chip Provides Promise for Drug Testing and Implantable Devices

The silk-based ... of the gel could be manipulated to match the properties of the target tissue (harder for cartilage, but soft for skin or brain, for example). The gels were also clear, allowing for ... read more

Researchers use silk to cultivate organ tissues in the lab

In addition, TERC is using its tissue materials to engineer three-dimensional laboratory models of various organs that can be used for toxicology or drug testing ... is working on an "off-the-shelf" s... read more

When ace scientists like Rajesh Gokhale turn rookie entrepreneurs

Drug companies are not interested in finding a solution to ... His new company - set up with colleague Anuya Nisal - will develop a silk-based porous plug as a replacement for bone cement. As the bone ... read more

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IIT Delhi researchers develop scar-tissue model for screening drugs

Ghosh’s relatively simple in vitro scar-tissue model ideal for drug testing. The researchers first encapsulated fibroblasts from healthy human skin within the collagen gel. Three days after an optimis... read more


Allergan's CEO Hosts 2012 R&D Technology Review Conference Call (Transcript)

This approach to drug delivery is adaptable and scalable. In glaucoma, we can readily test new molecules within essentially ... where we're pioneering silk-based biomaterials for soft tissue repair. I... read more

Surgery combined with controlled-release doxorubicin silk films as a treatment strategy in an orthotopic neuroblastoma mouse model

Additional group comparisons were evaluated using prespecified two-group contrasts. Because of multiple testing, statistical significance was determined after controlling for the false discovery rate ... read more

Ultrafast lasers offer 3-D micropatterning of biocompatible silk hydrogels

Illustration of laser-based micropatterning of silk hydrogels. The transparent gels enable the laser's photons to be absorbed more than 10 times deeper than with other materials, without damaging the ... read more

Behind the Secrets of Silk Lie High-Tech Opportunities

In the July 30, 2010, issue of the journal Science, Tufts biomedical engineering researchers Fiorenzo Omenetto, Ph.D., and David Kaplan, Ph.D., report that "Silk-based materials have ... from medical ... read more

Tissue-engineered 3D cancer-in-bone modeling: silk and PUR protocols

The development of safe and effective drugs is currently hampered by pre-clinical two-dimensional (2D) models whose poor predictive power does not accurately predict the success or failure of therapeu... read more

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