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Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.\r\n
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.\r\n
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
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