Joint effort leads to joint patent

University of Missouri researchers recently received a patent on a method of joint repair that will be beneficial to the health of patients’ joints. Ferris Pfeiffer, assistant professor of bioengineering and orthopaedic surgery; Aaron M. Stoker, associate research professor of orthopaedic surgery; and James L. Cook, professor of orthopaedic surgery, received the patent for their … Continued

MU, Nanova collaborative effort closing in on heart health breakthrough

Since its inception, Nanova, Inc. has been renowned for its work in the dental industry. Now, they’re on the verge of a huge breakthrough in another area — cardiovascular health. Nanova — founded by four researchers, including Hao Li and Qingsong Yu from the MU College of Engineering — recently received additional funding from the … Continued

Coulter Program announces another round of funding for biomedical innovations

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded five grants totaling $409,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care. Engineering faculty Gary Yao, Filiz Bunyak and Yunxin Zhao were among those who had their proposals funded. The MU Coulter Program began in 2012 as … Continued

Engineering brighter smiles

Nanova, Inc. has done cutting-edge work in the area of dentistry. Now, the company has developed a method to whiten teeth rapidly, affordably and with minimal pain. Novashine is the latest dental product of Nanova, a company founded by four researchers, including Hao Li and Qingsong Yu from the MU College of Engineering. The system … Continued

Interdisciplinary team uncovers potentially groundbreaking laser application

Vitaly Gruzdev, assistant research professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at MU, and his co-investigators — former MU Engineering faculty member Dmitry Korkin, MU Biochemistry faculty members Brian Mooney and Jay Thelen, and colleaguesJesper Havelund and Ian Max Moller from Aarhus University in Denmark  — began studying how ultrashort laser pulses aimed at targeted … Continued

Changing the cryopreservation game

Cryocrate, a company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center, is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved. Read more…

Bioengineering grad student lands prestigious optics scholarship

MU Bioengineering graduate student Mason Schellenberg has done extensive work developing a handheld device to better determine the severity of burn wounds using ultrasound in his time in the lab of Heather Hunt, assistant professor of bioengineering. His efforts caught the attention of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the world’s leading society for … Continued

Path of fellowships leads recent alum to Germany

Bioengineering alumna Carly Garrow will be working in the lab of Felix Nickel of Universität Heidelberg, whose research specializes in laparoscopic surgery, a type of surgery that uses fiberoptic instruments to examine organs and other internal parts of a patient. She previously worked in Nickel’s lab during a study abroad trip before her junior year as … Continued

Undergraduate research leads bioengineer to prestigious summer program

Sophomore bioengineering major Sarah Gebken recently was accepted to a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, and she’ll be spending her summer in Baltimore working in the classroom and the lab on a cutting-edge bioengineering project. “I’m hoping to do something with possibly gene therapy or maybe biomaterials,” Gebken said when … Continued

Bioengineering, Medicine team up on laser dermatology breakthrough

Have a particularly problematic tattoo you want to get rid of? Looking to get rid of troublesome body hair? Removing both requires getting laser light deep into the skin, past the protective layer of melanin. Currently, the process requires high powered lasers to get through the top, protective layer of skin deeper into the tissue, … Continued