Working Together to Advance Healthcare
Cancer. Influenza. Cell therapies. Robotic limbs. The Petit Institute’s multidisciplinary engineers, scientists, and clinicians tackled a wide range of the world’s most complex and stubborn healthcare-related challenges, and developed some innovative solutions in 2017.
The Next Wave in Therapeutics
Small skin patches with dissolvable microneedles could allow self-administration of the influenza vaccine.
Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand made possible by ultrasound technology.
Georgia Tech leading the effort to develop manufacturing expertise and expand cell therapies.
Using tiny snippets of DNA as “barcodes,” researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening nanoparticles for their ability to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body.
Researchers working as part of the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore vision to people with damaged corneas using the patient’s own eye tissue.
Portable 3-D scanner developed in lab of Brandon Dixon assesses patients with elephantiasis.
Waging War on Cancer
Metastasis virtually halted in human in vitro cultures via gold nanorod photothermal therapy.
Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.
Petit Institute researcher Susan Thomas awarded funding from It’s the Journey and Georgia CORE.
Head Starts, Big Results with Team Approach
The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance has received a $51 million NIH grant.
Researchers have taken an important step toward creating a new technique for repairing intestinal injuries.
Trio of Petit Institute labs link tendon overuse injury to degenerative changes in shoulder cartilage.
Petit Institute seed grants awarded to three interdisciplinary research teams.
Seed grants awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams from Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the University of Georgia.
Petit Institute’s Todd Sulchek part of research team to win new seed grant.