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Kim Woodrow to present UW Medicine 2015 New Investigator Lecture

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow has been selected to present a UW Medicine 2015 New Investigator Lecture, part of the Science in Medicine Lecture Series. Dr. Woodrow will present her talk on Wednesday, October 28, 1-2 p.m. at Health Sciences Building's Turner Auditorium (D-209).

By |2020-10-26T08:30:32-07:00August 10th, 2015|

Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health

No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.

By |2020-10-26T08:30:40-07:00March 13th, 2015|

Huffington Post: Dissolvable “tampon” could quickly deliver anti-HIV drug

Anti-HIV materials being developed by the Woodrow group could be integrated into a dissolvable, "tampon"-like product that is both easy for women to use and also effective, reports the Huffington Post.

By |2020-10-26T08:31:25-07:00August 12th, 2014|

Kim Woodrow leads Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation youth outreach event

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Dr. Kim Woodrow led a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation youth educational outreach event on July 23, which exposed 6th to 8th graders to a college campus and laboratory and led participants in inquiry-based learning activities about STEM applications for pediatric HIV.

By |2020-10-26T08:31:25-07:00August 4th, 2014|

Dissolving fabric may offer fast, potent anti-HIV protection

Bioengineers in Dr. Woodrow’s lab have discovered a faster way to deliver a topical drug that can protect women from contracting HIV. The researchers created a fiber material embedded with the drug through a process called electrospinning that quickly dissolves and releases a potent antiretroviral drug, maraviroc, when it comes into contact with moisture.

By |2020-10-26T08:31:25-07:00July 30th, 2014|

Electrospun fibers show promise for rapid HIV prevention

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Cameron Ball, and Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow, demonstrate the potential of a new type of product that may help women protect themselves against sexual HIV transmission. Their research, published online ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) of the American Society for Microbiology, shows the ability of water-soluble electrospun fiber material to rapidly release maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug. The researchers suggest that their material offers advantages over other anti-HIV microbicides currently in development.

By |2020-10-26T08:31:26-07:00June 26th, 2014|
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