Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury.
A new micromachining laboratory was opened the week of Nov. 10 at the Imperial College London. A The ceremony for the new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Micro-Machining Facility for Medical Robotics was led by Professor Alice Gast, president of Imperial College London, and Dr. Lesley Thompson, director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
In cases of bone fracture, doctors have relied on implants made of steel and titanium, which must be removed after healing. To spare patients additional interventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrade in the body.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo., will build instruments and assemble 18 small satellites for a startup that aims to collect daily data from Earth's entire surface, according to a report in the Denver Business Journal.
Karen Lightman, executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), opened the 10th annual MEMS Executive Congress Nov. 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz., by announcing the first open-source algorithm cooperative, the Accelerated Innovation Community (AIC).
Kyocera Precision Tools Inc., Hendersonville, N.C., launched its newly revitalized website, KyoceraPrecisionTools.com, which unifies Kyocera’s North American cutting tool presence in one virtual location.
Hewlett-Packard Development Co. LP, Palo Alto, Calif., introduced its Blended Reality “ecosystem,” composed of the HP Multi Jet Fusion additive manufacturing system and the Sprout by HP computer operating system.