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DidarLab creates “smart” surfaces to help synthetic blood-vessel grafts knit better and more safely

The new invention utilizes a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body’s own process for integrating the grafted vessels. Synthetic materials currently used in vascular grafts can be problematic because their surface properties and texture can collect cells and initiate blood clotting, a risk which requires …

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DidarLab develops a tiny patch that will detect if the food has gone bad

The new technology, described in the research journal ACS Nano, has the potential to replace the traditional “best before” date on food and drinks alike with a definitive indication that it’s time to chuck that roast or pour out that milk. If a pathogen is present in the food or drink inside the package, the …

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Research project from DidarLab recieves funding support from Interdisciplinary Research Fund

Six teams of researchers from across McMaster’s Faculties have been awarded $20,000 each from the Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF). Project Title: Development of a point-of-care microfluidic chip for rapid diagnosis of Von Willebrand disease. The fund, now in its second year, supports research projects involving two or more Faculties and is intended to build and …

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