Study analyzes contamination in drug manufacturing plants

Report offers guidelines to help prevent viruses from tainting biopharmaceutical drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: bacteria manufacturing viruses research drug-development school-of-engineering center-for-biomedical-innovation

MIT’s Love Lab developing a Covid-19 vaccine to potentially reach billions

Manufacturability is key to producing a widely available, affordable vaccine.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 manufacturing pandemic health-care vaccines research school-of-engineering biological-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering

SMART announces new method for processing fluid droplets

Microfluidics enables researchers to create unique environment for developing medicine, paving the way for more potent, high-quality drugs.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: medicine manufacturing antibiotics singapore research school-of-engineering international-initiatives singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: electronics manufacturing 3-d-printing research design school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-graphics

Decarbonizing the making of consumer products

Researchers are devising new methods of synthesizing chemicals used in goods from clothing, detergents, and antifreeze to pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: energy carbon manufacturing industry emissions research school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering

Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: manufacturing synthetic-biology 3-d-printing research design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning

A new approach to making airplane parts, minus the massive infrastructure

Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: manufacturing research carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering

Giving robots a faster grasp

An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: robotics manufacturing robots research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail national-science-foundation-nsf

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