46 Results for 'Cell Engineering'
HarborSite: Precise and Efficient Gene Editing for Next-Generation Gene Therapies
The HarborSite next-generation gene therapy platform enables integration of therapeutic genes into genomic safe harbors using highly specific and efficient recombinases to enable more predictable, safe and durable gene therapies.
Plastivores: Plastic-Degrading Super-Microbes and Enzymes
The Plastic Degradation project identifies microbes from natural sources that have a low-level ability to degrade multiple types of plastic. In the laboratory, with the help of synthetic biology, those microbes then are evolved into much more effective plastic-eating microbes that, in the future, could be globally deployed to decompose plastic waste.
Human Ovarian Organoids to Improve Women’s Health
Gameto is using the Wyss Institute’s fully human ovarian organoid technology to solve the global problem of rising infertility by making IVF safer, cheaper, and more accessible.
Ichor: Reversing Aging
Ichor is addressing multiple age-related diseases by identifying genetic interventions that reprogram old cells to a younger state. Therapies based on these interventions could improve survival for cancer patients and long-term cardiovascular and neurological health.
Engineered Live Biotherapeutic Product (eLBP) to Protect the Microbiome from Antibiotics
eLBP is a safe and cost-effective therapeutic for patients treated with beta-lactam antibiotics that safeguards against the loss of health-essential microbes while preventing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance.
SomaCode: Getting Cell Therapies Where They Need to Go
SomaCode is solving the problem of cell therapy delivery by identifying unique molecular “zip codes” for disease and engineering cells to home to those zip codes, making cell therapies safer and more effective.
Video/AnimationGenetic & Cellular Engineering w/ David Schaffer & Samir Mitragotri – BIOS RoundtableSamir Mitragotri is a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute and the Hiller Professor of Bioengineering & Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard SEAS. David Schaffer is Professor at UC Berkeley & Director at BBH. The two discuss Genetic and Cellular Engineering, with a focus on delivery challenges.
Audio/PodcastReimagining Infertility – An Interview with Christian KrammeChristian Kramme imagines a world where all people can have a child on their own time frame. Such “reproductive autonomy” is not the case today – infertility is a growing problem worldwide, and existing treatments like IVF are incredibly taxing on women’s bodies and too expensive for most of the global population to access. Listen...
Video/AnimationSeed-dependent crisscross DNA-origami slatsThis animation explains how the newly invented crisscross origami method can be used to build functionalized micron-scale DNA megastructures composed of many unique DNA origami “slats,” each with their own complexity and interactive properties. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationSomaCode: GPS for Cell TherapyJust like zip codes help drivers navigate to specific addresses using a GPS system, the molecular ‘zip codes’ identified via the SomaCode platform can be used to deliver cell therapies to their specific targets in the human body, increasing the therapies’ efficacy and reducing side effects. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationeToehold: an RNA-detecting control element for use in RNA therapeutics, diagnostics and cell therapiesThis animation shows an example of an eToehold that detects and signals the presence of a specific viral RNA in a human cell. After the virus has injected its RNA into a host cell, the RNA acts as a “trigger RNA” by binding to a complementary sequence within the eToehold specifically engineered for its detection....
Video/AnimationCirce: Using Microbes to Make Biodegradable ProductsCurrent manufacturing methods release harmful greenhouse gases and pollution, and many of the products produced do not biodegrade, damaging our ecosystems even further. What if we could turn greenhouse gases into biodegradable products? Researchers at the Wyss Institute are using synthetic biology to make this a reality. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Nov 17 → 18, 2016
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VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both established and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions. The first edition of Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the...