Joon Faii Ong

August 13, 2015
BBC Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome Picture

BBC – Gel ‘eases inflammatory bowel problems’

Source: BBC

A gel that “sticks” to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say.

Patients with ulcerative colitis often have to rely on medicine given by enema, but this can be uncomfortable, messy and inconvenient.

Read more on BBC – Gel ‘eases inflammatory bowel problems’…

August 5, 2015
Yu Han Nanoparticle Glue

MIT Tech Review – Tiny Glue Guns to Patch Surgical Holes

Source: MIT Technology Review

Read more on MIT Tech Review – Tiny Glue Guns to Patch Surgical Holes…

March 30, 2015
Bloomberg - Cardiac Adhesive

Bloomberg – The Glue That Could Literally Fix a Broken Heart

<div id=”fb-root”></div><script>(function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); = id;  js.src = “//″;  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script><div class=”fb-video” data-allowfullscreen=”true” data-href=”;set=vb.266790296879&amp;type=1″><div class=”fb-xfbml-parse-ignore”><blockquote cite=”;set=vb.266790296879&amp;type=1″><a href=”;set=vb.266790296879&amp;type=1″></a><p>This super-adhesive glue could literally fix a broken heart:</p>Posted by <a href=”;set=vb.266790296879&amp;type=1″>Bloomberg Business</a> on Monday, March 30, 2015</blockquote></div></div>

Read more on Bloomberg – The Glue That Could Literally Fix a Broken Heart…

March 18, 2014
Jeff Karp IEEE

IEEE Pulse – At the Interface of Disciplines

Source: IEEE Pulse
At the Interface of Disciplines


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.

Read more on IEEE Pulse – At the Interface of Disciplines…