• Printing fixes

    3D printing is making patient care personal. In the coming years we’ll see more prosthetics, implants, organs, and drugs become bespoke to individuals, and 3D printers are set to democratise healthcare across the world. But is this technology being over-promised? Anna Ploszajski investigates.
  • Frozen knowledge

    Biobanks and resources have opened up a whole new way of performing research with big cohorts of patients. Anna Perman investigates.
  • Q&A – David Kelly

    David Kelly, Group Director of the UK’s Building Research Establishment’s Innovation Parks Network, talks to Gary Peters about how the organisation is engaging with the sustainability agenda, and how it developed its dementia-friendly and flood-resistant homes.
  • The best use

    Beth Harlen looks at the technology helping doctors and medical device developers make better use of materials information to help engineering enterprises use them creatively in their products.
  • Material Marvels: The bended brain clinic

    Only in Las Vegas, USA, could you get a brain clinic that has an alter ego as an events venue, the Lou Ruvo Clinic for Brain Health. Ines Nastali investigates the materials used to build the hospital with a twist.
  • UK materials – creating a global leader

    James Tallentire and Gary Peters explain how the Henry Royce Institute attempts to develop and secure a world leading advanced materials sector in the UK.
  • Stretching the frontiers

    Dr Arnab Basu investigates the growing potential of cadmium zinc telluride, a semiconductor that is making waves, and asks, can it really transform the world of X-ray and gamma ray detectors?
  • 3D printing, the Oxford way

    Gary Peters talks to Sam Olof about a method to 3D print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures ​
  • Speeding to a supercapacitive polymer

    Gary Peters talks to Dr Maria Asplund, from the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany, about the SPEEDER project – a plan to create a supercapacitive polymer.
  • Material Marvels: Synthetic rubber and the artificial heart

    James Perkins investigates the surprising connection between yoga pants and artificial hearts.