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- Focus Areas
- 3D Organ EngineeringHighly functional, multiscale, vascularized organ replacements that can be seamlessly integrated into the body.
- Adaptive Material TechnologiesSustainable, biomimetic building materials that respond to environmental cues like living organisms.
- Bioinspired Soft RoboticsSoft robotic systems that technologies that move, adapt, and seamlessly integrate with the human body.
- Bioinspired Therapeutics & DiagnosticsTherapeutic discovery and diagnostics development enabled by microsystems engineering, molecular engineering, computational design, and organ-on-a-chip in vitro human experimentation technology.
- Diagnostics AcceleratorAn initiative enabling the creation of new diagnostic technologies that solve high-value clinical problems through deep collaboration between the Wyss Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Candidate diagnostics will be driven by clinicians’ unmet needs, advanced in the Wyss Institute’s biomarker discovery and technology development labs, and validated in BWH’s CLIA lab, providing crucial clinical data to move them from the bench to the bedside faster.
- Immuno-MaterialsMaterial-based systems capable of modulating immune cells ex vivo and in the human body to treat or diagnose disease.
- Living Cellular DevicesRe-engineered living cells and biological circuits as programmable devices for medicine, manufacturing, and sustainability.
- Molecular RoboticsSelf-assembling nucleic acid molecules that can be programmed like robots to carry out specific tasks at the nanoscale without requiring power.
- Synthetic BiologyBreakthrough approaches to reading, writing, and editing nucleic acids and proteins for multiple applications, varying from healthcare to data storage.
- Technology Areas
- 3D Printing
- Building Materials
- Cell Therapy
- Disease Model
- DNA Nanostructures
- Drug Development
- Filtration & Separation
- Gene Circuits
- Medical Devices
- Organs on Chips
- Surface Coatings
- Wearable Devices
- Cell Biology
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Genome Engineering
- Immune Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Polymer Chemistry
- Regenerative Medicine
- Self Assembly
- Stem Cell Engineering
- Synthetic Biology
- Tissue Engineering
- Application Areas
- Balance & Motor Control
- Brain Disease
- Drug Development
- Fundamental Research
- Heart Disease
- Infectious Disease
- Inflammatory Diseases
- Intestinal Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Lung Disease
- Motor Control
- Personalized Medicine
- Targeted Drug Delivery
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Video/AnimationA Swifter Way Towards 3D-printed Organs20 people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the US, but lab-grown organs so far lack the cellular density and functions required to make them viable replacements. The new SWIFT method from the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS solves those problems by 3D printing vascular channel networks directly into living tissue constructs,...
Video/AnimationSoft Robotic Gripper for JellyfishIn order to study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers at the Wyss Institute and Baruch College developed an ultra-soft gripper to gently grasp jellyfish and release them without harm. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationLighting up proteins with Immuno-SABERThis animation explains how Immuno-SABER uses the Primer Exchange Reaction (PER) to enable the simultaneous visualization of multiple proteins in tissues in different applications. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Video/AnimationHip-only Soft Exosuit for both Walking and RunningThis video demonstrates the use of the hip-assisting exosuit in different natural environments, and shows how the robotic device senses changes in the gait-specific vertical movements of the center of mass during walking and running to rapidly adjust its actuation. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationEngineered Cross-feeding in Bacterial ConsortiaThrough engineered amino acid cross-feeding, researchers at the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School modified multiple bacterial strains to reverse antagonistic interactions and develop symbiotic relationships, resulting in a more balanced consortium and paving the way for future bacteria-based therapeutics. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationHumans of the Wyss – Faculty Edition with Mike LevinOur interview series, “Humans of the Wyss – Faculty Edition,” features Wyss Institute faculty members discussing how they think about their work, the influences that helped shape them as scientists, and their collaborations at the Wyss Institute and beyond. In the second edition of the series, Benjamin Boettner, Wyss Institute Communications team member, talks to...
Video/AnimationSelf-regenerating bacterial hydrogels as intestinal wound patchesThis animation explains how self-regenerating bacterial hydrogels could be used as adhesive patches to help intestinal wounds heal. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Video/AnimationTension PistonsThe Tension Piston, developed at the Wyss Institute and MIT CSAIL, amplifies piston force and increases energy efficiency by using flexible materials to transmit fluid-induced tension. The Tension Piston is able to produce substantially greater force compared to a conventional piston at the same driving pressure. Tension Pistons can be used in pumps, engines, compressors,...
Video/AnimationLiving MaterialsCan we create a world of living materials that have the characteristics of biological systems: self-replication, self-regulation, self-healing, environmental responsiveness and self-sustainability? Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) are defined as engineered materials composed of living cells that form or assemble the material itself or modulate the functional performance of the material in some manner. The proposed Big...
Video/AnimationSABER-FISH: Enabling the sensitive and multiplexed detection of nucleic acids within thick tissuesThis animation shows how SABER-FISH uses a suite of DNA nanotechnological methods that together enable the sensitive and multiplexed detection of DNA and RNA targets within cells and thick tissues. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationOrigami OrgansA multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and architectural designers are developing Origami Organs that could function like artificial kidneys. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationRomu: A Robot for Environmental ProtectionResearchers at the Wyss Institute have developed a robot designed to drive interlocking sheet piles into the ground to help stabilize soil. Teams of such robots could help combat erosion, restore damaged landscapes, and facilitate sustainable land management in a variety of settings. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard