In the News

Jan. 14, 2017 – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Local researcher developing new technology to stop post-partum bleeding

Dec. 6, 2016 – UBC Faculty of Medicine
Christian Kastrup wins Banting Award from True Patriot Love Foundation” by Bryan Kladko

Dec. 6, 2016 – UBC Faculty of Medicine
An ‘effervescing’ coagulant shows promise in the operating room” by Bryan Kladko

Jul. 15, 2016 – UBC Faculty of Science, UBC Faculty of Medicine
UBC researchers in vent a synthetic ‘glue’ for blood clots” by Bryan Kladko

Dec. 17, 2015 – Vancouver Sun
Self-propelled particles deliver clotting drugs in spite of heavy blood flow” by Randy Shore

Nov. 12, 2015 – BioCentury Innovations
Self-propelling particles go upstream into wounds to stop bleeding” by Karen Tkach

Nov. 12, 2015 – Vancouver 24 hrs (local newspaper)
UBC makes leap with blood cells” by Michael Mui

Nov. 12, 2015 – Blood Commentaries
D.H. Farrell, “Lucky 13”, Blood, 126(20):2261-2. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-09-670471.

Nov. 5, 2015 – Science & Enterprise
Platelets engineered to deliver, transcribe RNA

Nov. 4, 2015 – EurekAlert!
UBC researchers transform humble blood cells into ‘Franken-platelets’” by Brian Kladko

Nov. 4, 2015 – UBC Faculty of Medicine
Behold UBC’s latest creation: the “Frankenplatelet”” by Brian Kladko

Oct. 8, 2015 – Naked Scientists (Podcast)
Blood clotting ‘bullets’

Oct. 6, 2015 – CTV Canada AM
UBC researchers develop powder to stop bleeding” reported by Marci Ien

Oct. 4, 2015 – News 1130
UBC develops blood clotting powder” reported Martin Macmahon

Oct. 3, 2015 – Global News BC
BC researchers develop powder that stops the bleeding” reported by Jon Azpiri

Oct. 2, 2015 – CKNW AM980
The first of its kind: UBC creates powder to stop critical bleeding” reported by Shelby Thom

Oct. 2, 2015 – WIRED
Gas-Propelled Microparticles Could Stop Bleeding in Wounds

Mar/Apr 2013 – ACCN (Canadian Chemical News)
Mussel ‘glue’ protects damaged­ blood vessels” by Tyler Irving

Jan. 11, 2013 – Science
Editor’s Choice: “Vascular Glue” by Paula A. Kiberstis

Jan. 8, 2013 — Wonder of Science (an online magazine for high school students)
“Mussel glue makes blood vessel glue”

Jan. 2, 2013 – Science Translational Medicine
Editor’s Choice: “Bioinspired Glue for Healing Atherosclerotic Plaques” by Carsten Skarke

Dec. 12, 2012 – Global News (aired on 6 pm BC News Hour nation-wide)
“Researchers from UBC have adapted the adhesive quality from shoreline mussels into a gel for medical use” reported by Leigh Kjekstad

Dec 10, 2012 – UBC Faculty of Medicine (also featured by UBC Faculty of Science)
A mussel’s stickiness inspires invention of an adhesive gel for blood vessels” by Brian Kladko

Nov 23, 2012 – UBC Faculty of Medicine
“UBC Inventor of Self-Propelled Coagulant Wins Grant from Grand Challenges Canada” by Brian Kladko