Archives April 2019

Teeth whitening products can harm protein-rich tooth layer

Americans spend more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products each year. Although these products can make smiles brighter, new research shows that they might also be causing tooth damage. In three new studies, researchers found that hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth’s protective enamel.

Read More


Orgenesis Announces Collaboration with Digilab to Develop Industrial 3D Printing Capability for Cellular Structures and Tissues for Clinical Use

Orgenesis Inc., a developer, manufacturer and service provider of advanced cell therapies, today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Digilab Inc. to develop a live cell printing process and systems designed to automate the production of three-dimensional live cellular structures and tissues.  Under the Agreement, Orgenesis will have the exclusive rights

Read More


An unexpected connection between insulin receptor and gene expression opens new doors

The discovery of insulin in the 1920s marked the breakthrough in the almost 3,500-year-long mystery of diabetes, a disease first described in ancient Egyptian papyruses. Until its discovery, physicians struggled to explain how symptoms such as sugary urine, constant thirst and frequent urination could lead to ailments ranging from blindness and nerve damage to coma

Read More


European Innovation Hub to Focus on Developing and Implementing 3D Printed Electronics

More and more, we are using special industrial 3D printers, with inkjet and aerosol jet technology, to embed conductive components within our intelligent products in what we call 3D printed electronics. Items like ECG electrodes and contactless payment cards use these embedded components to perform wireless activities and readings, like measuring the frequency of a person’s heart beats

Read More


Statement on FDA’s continued efforts to stop stem cell clinics and manufacturers from marketing unapproved products that put patients at risk

Stem cell therapies offer the potential to treat or even cure diseases or conditions for which few effective treatment options exist. Cell based therapies are one of the most promising new fields of science and medicine. These products hold tremendous potential for transformative and potentially curative treatments for some of the most devastating diseases and

Read More