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Capillary extrusion rheometer

A timely delivery – Computer modelling aides pharmaceutical applications

Computer technology developed for the production of solid gun and rocket propellants has been tailored to enable pharmaceutical pills to be released in multiple applications.

Silky feeling – Silks may restore nerve function

Damaged nerve endings could be repaired by inserting a Neurotex silk conduit, a sheath made from a silk tube that contains luminal fibres and a proprietary silk biomaterial called Spidrex, to restore nerve function between two severed nerve endings.

Risky business - Risk-based design for medical products

Ken Hall, of electronic design company Triteq considers the challenges of complying with the EU Medical Device Directive, when designing safety critical systems for medical products.

What’s up doc? – Nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics

The need for improved and earlier diagnoses has fuelled the demand to create detection systems and miniturised devices that use molecular nanoparticles for diagnostics.

Coded messages - Mining codes

In the early 1990s many countries, particularly developing nations, modified their mining codes to stimulate international investment and reversing the policy of nationalisation. To achieve investment today, it is necessary to develop an effective mining code with the state as the facilitator and regulator.

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