Research institute focused on developing bioinspired materials and devices
We employ a unique model of technology translation within academia. Technologies conceived in our research laboratories are refined and de-risked technically and commercially by our Advanced Technology and Business Development teams. Our technologies are licensed to newly-founded startup companies or industry partners to bring about positive, near-term impact in the world.
We aim to have near-term impact in the world by developing groundbreaking bioinspired technologies, ranging from novel devices and materials to high-value therapeutics and diagnostics, that are translated into commercial products and solutions.
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People at Wyss Institute
CEO at Verve, Inc., and former Staff Engineer and Program Manager for Soft Wearable Robotic programs at the Wyss Institute.
Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
Associate Faculty Member of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute
Research scientist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute.
Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School.
Biologist, population geneticist, mathematical modeler and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Research Associate at the Wyss Institute.
Assistant Professor and researcher in 3D biprinting.
Wyss Institute News
A tiny origami robot perform minimally invasive surgeries
Medical Expo - 06-Oct-2020
Japanese origami inspired robot perform precise and less invasive surgical tasksRead more...
"Cruelty-free" preclinical drug testing is possible
Wyss Institute - 27-Jan-2020
Body-on-Chips platform is created by connecting 10 organ-chips to mimic normal human blood flowRead more...
3D printed hybrid living materials that can control living organisms
Phys.org - 23-Jan-2020
Pigments can be replaced with useful chemical substances in the futureRead more...
ReStore soft exoskeleton gets CE Mark clearance
The Robot Report - 30-May-2019
Ideal system for stroke therapy in the clinic at a lower priceRead more...
Molecular Robotics at the Wyss Institute
Robohub - 20-Dec-2017
Robots and DNA share the ability to be programmed to complete a specific function. Molecules can...Read more...
Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery
Harvard University - 02-Aug-2017
Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics. Endoscopes rely on rigid su...Read more...
Exosuit reduces energy needed to walk by 23%
Next Big Future - 21-Jan-2017
The more assistance provided to the ankle joints, the more energy the wearers could save. Wearer...Read more...
Comfortable trousers or the latest exoskeleton?
Popular Mechanics - 12-May-2016
Can provide self-reliance to the elderly and disabled with simple acts like walking up the stairs...Read more...
Mechanotherapy regenerates injured muscle tissue
Kurzweil Network - 28-Jan-2016
Could replace or enhance drug- and cell-based regenerative treatments. 2 techniques tested – fer...Read more...
Becoming Cyborg: 10 Amazing MedTech Inventions
Labiotech - 15-Dec-2015
Some of the best developments from 2015: Google contact lens with wireless chip and glucose sens...Read more...
Could DNA nanorobots cure cancer
Amrit Singh - 10-Jan-2015
Interviews and animations of DNA origami – self assembled into open ended barrel shape with paylo...Read more...
Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit
U.S. Army News - 28-Oct-2014Read more...
Harvard University - 29-Jan-2013
Mechanical and biochemical behaviors of a human lung including separated air and blood channels. ...Read more...