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PhonoGraft: 3D Printed Tympanic Membrane Graft
PhonoGraft: 3D Printed Tympanic Membrane Graft

PhonoGraft is an easy-to-use, biomimetic device that stimulates a patient's eardrum to heal itself after perforation. This regenerative medicine approach can enable better and longer-lasting eardrum reconstruction, reducing the need for invasive surgeries and minimizing the risk of long-term hearing loss.

MM3D: Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D Printing
MM3D: Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D Printing

3D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing by allowing users to create any physical shape they can imagine on-demand. However, most extrusion-based printers available commercially are only able to build objects from a single nozzle at a time. Those that can deposit multiple inks are even slower due to the additional time required to switch between materials....

cold-SNAP: Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning
cold-SNAP: Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning

As average global temperatures steadily climb, the worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple by 2050. Conventional air conditioners, while now cheap to manufacture, still rely on low-efficiency mechanical vapor compression to cool and dehumidify air, making them one of the largest consumers of energy in industrialized countries. An alternative cooling method called...

Liquid-Infused Tympanostomy Tubes
Liquid-Infused Tympanostomy Tubes

Acute middle ear infections affect more than 700 million people each year, with children often experiencing the most recurrent and severe symptoms due to their underdeveloped physiology. By the age of three, 25-40 % of children have had at least three episodes of acute middle ear infection, which is commonly accompanied by excess fluids accumulating...

4D Printing of Shapeshifting Devices
4D Printing of Shapeshifting Devices

Organisms, such as flowers and plants, have tissue compositions and microstructures creating dynamic morphologies that can shapeshift in response to changes in their environments. Researchers at the Wyss Institute have mimicked a variety of such dynamic shape changes like those performed by tendrils, leaves, and flowers in response to changes in humidity or temperature with...

3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues
3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues

Progress in drug testing and regenerative medicine could greatly benefit from laboratory-engineered human tissues built of a variety of cell types with precise 3D architecture. But production of greater than millimeter sized human tissues has been limited by a lack of methods for building tissues with embedded life-sustaining vascular networks. In this video, the Wyss...

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