Harvard Wyss Institute’s Nasal Swab and Toehold Switch Technologies Licensed to Agile Biodetection to Facilitate SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Efforts

By Benjamin Boettner (benjamin.boettner@wyss.harvard.edu) | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University The two technologies function at different points of the diagnostic process and could help detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the anticipated second wave of the pandemic (BOSTON) — The Wyss Institute Read More »

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Wyss-Designed Swabs Enter Human Trials for COVID-19

New low-cost nasopharyngeal swabs can be manufactured quickly to address the international shortage of swabs for testing and research By Lindsay Brownell | Science Writer | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (BOSTON) April 28, 2020 — Researchers at the Wyss Institute Read More »

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Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

Multinozzle printer can switch between multiple inks up to 50 times per second By Lindsay Brownell ( lindsay.brownell@wyss.harvard.edu) | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University  (BOSTON) November 13, 2019 — 3D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing by allowing users to create any physical shape Read More »

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Wyss Institute – Scaling Up Tissue Engineering

by Wyss Institute, Harvard University Bioprinting technique creates thick 3D tissues composed of human stem cells and embedded vasculature, with potential applications in drug testing and regenerative medicine  March 7, 2016 — (CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts) – A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard Read More »

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Novel 4D Printing Method Blossoms from Botanical Inspiration

Kat J. McAlpine, Wyss Institute Communications Materials science and mathematics combine to enable the printing of shapeshifting architectures that mimic the natural movements of plants  January 25, 2016 (BOSTON) – A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Read More »

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New Frontiers in 3D Printing

By Leah Burrows, Harvard SEAS Communications Novel active mixing and switching printheads enable 3D printing of complex fluids and gels September 21, 2015 (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered Read More »

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Wyss Institute at Harvard University- A Jump for Soft–Bodied Robots

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts– a structural innovation used by animals and insects – a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft–bodied jumping robot July 9, 2015 (BOSTON) — Traditional robots are made of components and rigid Read More »

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