Category: Mark Grinstaff

Synthetic Polysaccharide Stabilizes Proteins

July 9th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Mark Grinstaff, College of Engineering

Chemists have synthesized a novel class of carbohydrate polymers that could help retain the function of enzymes and protein drugs during storage (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ja5036804).

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Mark Grinstaff named as inaugural ENG Professor of Translational Research

June 11th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Twitter 0 comments

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Polymer lubricant may stave off knee surgery

April 16th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Mark Grinstaff, College of Arts & Sciences

A synthetic polymer could make a better replacement lubricant for joint cartilage in people with arthritis, US researchers claim…

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“Instead of having molecular weights of 1–200,000, we could get up to 2.5 million. When the polymers get that large, the rheological properties change – we noticed when we dissolved them in water they were slippery to the touch.”

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Massachusetts innovators named to top inventors list

January 8th, 2013 in 2013, Barbara Gilchrest, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Examiner.com, James Collins, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Theodore Moustakas 0 comments

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Barbara  Gilchrest, School of Medicine
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Theodore Moustakas, College of Engineering

Honored for their “exceptional achievements” in creating inventions that have made a “tangible impact on (the) quality of life,” 12 Massachusetts-based academic leaders have been added to a list of the 101 top scientists, innovators and leaders named as the 2012 Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)…

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BU researchers find new drug delivery model

February 6th, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, Mark Grinstaff, Mass High Tech, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Boston University biomedical engineer and chemist Mark Grinstaff and his research team have developed a potentially new form of drug delivery using water-resistant materials that may contribute to longer-lasting drug release, according to an article published in Medical News Today…

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‘Controllable’ drug delivery system uses 3D ‘superhydrophobic’ materials

February 1st, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Mark Grinstaff, College of Engineering

Researchers have now developed a long duration and controllable drug delivery system, which uses a ‘superhydrophobic’ three-dimensional polymer material…

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New Drug Release Mechanism Utilizes 3-D Superhydrophobic Materials

February 1st, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Science Daily 0 comments

Science Daily
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According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released…

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New Drug Release Mechanism Utilizes 3-D Superhydrophobic Materials

January 27th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Science Daily 0 comments

Science Daily
Mark Grinstaff, College of Arts & Sciences

According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released…

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Water repellent polymer slows down drug delivery

January 25th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Mark Grinstaff, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Chemistry World
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In looking for potential uses for highly water-repellent, superhydrophobic materials, scientists have mainly focused on obvious applications such as water-proof clothing and self-cleaning surfaces…

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