Malcolm Xing, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to biomaterials design and their applications in therapeutics.

New Western innovation gels engineering with medicine

Via Western University | May 20, 2022

Game-changing ‘bio-glue’ could mean end to surgical sutures, staples

Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint – in partnership with Malcolm Xing from University of Manitoba – has developed the first-ever hydrophobic (water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.

“Tissue adhesives that can perform in the presence of blood, water and other proteins in the body are the holy grail for instant wound closure and hemostasis, especially when time is critical in rescue operations and emergency responses,” said Mequanint, a Western chemical and biochemical engineering professor… Continue reading.


Patch could give new life to weak heart

Via Western University | September 30, 2021

A new cardiac patch developed by a collaborative team co-led by Western University is just the stuff that could get your blood pumping – literally.

The ultra-flexible cardiac patch, designed by Western Engineering professor Kibret Mequanint and his collaborators at the University of Manitoba, may one day be used to restore function to a damaged heart following a cardiac arrest… Continue reading.


Life-saving snake venom

Via Western University | July 14, 2021

Indiana Jones hates snakes. And he’s certainly not alone. The fear of snakes is so common it even has its own name: ophidiophobia.

Kibret Mequanint doesn’t particularly like the slithery reptiles either (he actually hates them too) but the Western University bioengineer and his international collaborators have found a novel use for snake venom: a body tissue ‘super glue’ that can stop life-threatening bleeding in seconds… Continue reading.


Dr. Malcolm Xing to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Malcolm Xing, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Xing was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to biomaterials design and their applications in therapeutics.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.