A new wearable, silicone-based material has been developed by scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, biomaterial research group, Olivo Labs and biotech company Living Proof. more

7 Dec 2016 11:30 News


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A silicone-based polymer has been developed that can temporarily protect skin and with further development could be used to deliver drugs more

16 May 2016 14:53 Technology

MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an implantable device to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours. more

15 Apr 2016 09:53 News


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have designed a sticky, stretchy, hydrogel that can incorporate temperature sensors, electronics and tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels more

9 Dec 2015 16:09 Technology

An ingestible sensor has been developed that can measure heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract more

1 Dec 2015 11:45 News

Emily Hughes looks at how scientists in the US have designed a single pill made from a polymer gel that could deliver an entire treatment in a single dose more

3 Sep 2015 10:47 News