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August 3, 2020
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A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract. The technology was developed to support robot-assisted medical treatments.
June 25, 2020
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A new $2.3 million grant from the NIBIB at NIH will support a research effort led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to make a virtual surgery scenario – and others like it – a reality.

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May 19, 2020
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A team at ClearCam, Inc., with funding from the NIBIB and ties to the University of Texas at Austin, designed a device for wiping a laparoscope lens clean, much the same way that a wiper blade clears a fogged up window.
March 15, 2021
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A new deep learning technique constructs better macroscopic medical images of cells and tissues at ultra-fast speeds.
December 7, 2020
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NIBIB funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection.
October 3, 2019
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Researchers have developed a virtual reality simulator with life-like avatars to help train surgical teams. The simulator includes an operating room fire, something that happens to about 600 patients each year. Read more at Times Union...
December 7, 2020
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Shape Memory Medical recently announced FDA clearance for U.S. marketing of their IMPEDE Embolization Plug, a technology funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and created to block irregular blood vessels.
December 3, 2020
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Surgical planning is critical for obtaining the best outcomes, avoiding medical errors, and limiting damage to surrounding nerves and healthy tissues. Now NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a new technique for 3D-printing patient-specific organ models – here the prostate gland -- using polymers that accurately model the prostate’s dimensions and physical properties, while also providing quantitative tactile feedback, or response to pressure, incisions, and suturing.
September 6, 2019
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Tools to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and latent tuberculosis are among the winning projects in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design prize competition for teams of undergraduate students. The teams developed prototypes of devices that advance technology and improve human health. The DEBUT challenge, with prizes worth $65,000, is supported by a public-private partnership between the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, and VentureWell, a non-profit higher-education network that cultivates revolutionary ideas and promising inventions.
December 9, 2020
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Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound 'drill' that can be aimed straight ahead, allowing doctors to better target clots -- which holds promise for significantly reducing treatment time. To date, the technology has been tested only in synthetic blood vessels. Read more at NC State News.