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3D-printed eardrum patch to repair damage and aid regeneration

August 24, 2021

A multidisciplinary research team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have fashioned a novel 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be used to repair a damaged eardrum. The Phonograft device, as it is called, is also intended to mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with a damaged eardrum. The eardrum – or […]

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Stick-on ultrasound patch helps monitor cardiovascular health

July 28, 2021

A new, wearable ultrasound patch that essentially tracks the rate at which blood flows through a patient’s body can help warn of impending cardiovascular problems such as blockages and blood clot. Engineers at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), US, developed the patch to continuously monitor blood flow and pressure, and heart function in real […]

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