November 13th, 2010

November 2010 CEP Preview

By Karen Simpson | Comments (1)
This post is presented by SBE, the Society for Biological Engineering—a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology with engineering. SBE Special Section: Stem Cell Engineering •     Stem Cell Engineering 101 Stem cells are poised to transform medical treatments for a host of diseases and malignant conditions. Translating stem cell research into clinical therapies, disease models, and drug-screening platforms will require a combination of sound science and innovative chemical and biological engineering. •     Engineering a Better Way to Heal Broken Bones (click here to read this article now) Integrating mesenchymal stem cells and biomaterials shows promise for treating traumatic skeletal injuries via bone tissue engineering. •      Scaling Up Research to Commercial Manufacturing The production of stem-cell-based therapeutic products in large quantities is more complex than manufacturing molecular drugs. Scale-up and scale-out challenges arise related to the type of stem cell, cell expansion and banking, sterile handling, culture media, cell harvesting and concentration, and product vial filling and transport. •     Developing Cell Therapy Biomanufacturing Processes Establishing scalable technology platforms that allow for varying levels of production throughout the different stages of clinical testing can minimize process development timelines, drug-comparability risks, and — ultimately — costs. Heat Transfer: Understand Heat Flux Limitations on Reboiler Design Avoid the transition to film boiling to obtain better control and lower operating costs. News: Water-Based "Artificial Leaf" Produces Electricity … Wastewater Could Power Water Treatment Plant … Catalysts Transform Biodiesel Production … Coal Recovery System Reduces Environmental, Safety Concerns … DNA-Based Nanostructures Exhibit Tunable Optical Properties … New Nanocatalyst Could Improve Refining Efficiency … Titanium Foam Implants Replace Injured Bones … Engineered Microbes Produce Anti-Cancer Compounds. Stem Cell Engineering News in Brief New Method Generates Stem Cells Efficiently and Safely … A Better Way to Grow Stem Cells … Wisdom Teeth — A Smart Source of Stem Cells. Plus: Spotlight on safety: The Olympic Spirit and CCPS … Process Safety Beacon: Valve Actuator Rupture Incidents … Institute News: Regional Conferences Wrap-Up; Member News … We're History: Chemistry Helped to Make the U.S. a World Leader … Books … What's New … Software … Product Digest: Measurement Equipment … Guest Editorial: ChEs and IYC … and More. The November 2010 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at
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One Response to “November 2010 CEP Preview”

  1. May says:

    Just read a few articles earlier this week. What a nice introductory article on Stem Cells Engineering! I am definitely interested to do a bit mroe online browsing about the topic.

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