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Karp Lab 5th Anniversary Cruise 24 Aug 2012

THE LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED BIOMATERIALS AND STEM-CELL-BASED THERAPEUTICS

Thank you for visiting! I am dedicated to the development of next generation bioengineers to work at the forefront of regenerative medicine. I take the professional development of the personnel in my laboratory very seriously and do everything I can to ensure successful career paths. My laboratory aims to create advanced biomaterials and devices for therapeutics through a highly multidisciplinary approach.

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Translating Research Into Improved Patient Care

Our lab firmly believes that innovation occurs at the interface of disciplines. Hence, we have a diverse, international talent pool, simultaneously working on 20 to 25 different projects. We are focused on the development of platform technology, in order to support a broad range of potential applications. Furthermore, our emphasis on translational research allows us to train the next generation of bioengineers in expanding the boundaries of this exciting field. In recognition of the laboratory’s achievements and contributions to the field, Prof Karp and the lab have been awarded multiple accolades.

Novel drug delivery and release systems

Nano- and micro-devices for diagnosis and elucidating biology

Advanced biomaterials and tissue engineering

Biomedical devices

Stem Cells: from biology, to engineering, to therapy

IEEE Pulse – At the Interface of Disciplines

Source: IEEE Pulse
At the Interface of Disciplines


JEFFREY KARP PULLS FROM NATURE AND NANO TO TRANSFORM MEDICINE

Five years ago, Jeffrey Karp sat down to a dinner party with Massachusetts General Hospital dermatologist R. Rox Anderson. The two started talking, and by the end of the evening, Karp—himself a bioengineer at the nearby Brigham and Women’s Hospital—knew he wanted to make a collaboration happen between them. But on what? As he thought, he twisted his ring—his nickel allergy had flared up, and the skin on his finger was chafed and raw. Twist, and think; twist, think. And then it hit him: up to 45 million people in the United States shared his allergy, and the best measures they had to control it were small-molecule chelating creams with a dangerous tendency to leach into the skin.

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Feature – Nature Publishing Group

We were recently featured in an article in partnership with the Nature Publishing group. The article highlights the importance of our focus solving important biomedical problems that can be effectively translated into effective solutions. It is still amazing what nature can teach us!

Source: Nature Publishing Group – From Nature To Clinic

One late evening in a coffee shop near McGill University, Jeff Karp overheard two students talking about drug delivery and tissue engineering. Jeff, an undergrad, listened closely as the students discussed two graduate level courses. At the time Jeff was questioning his major. He had switched from biology to chemical engineering but found himself bored in class; uninterested in the details of how refrigerators work. That night at the coffee shop Jeff learned about two classes that he became desperate to take: one on artificial organs and engineering and the other on cells and biotechnology. To enroll he would need to take no less than 5 prerequisite physiology classes. Undeterred, Jeff added a year to his undergrad studies and switched majors yet again, this time to biomedical engineering. He had finally found the right balance between medicine and engineering. Jeff says a “degree in engineering is a degree in problem-solving” and that he uses the skills he learned in undergrad every day. Read More…