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How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

The world has a plastics problem. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into the world's oceans and plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited tropical islands.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Eye Blinking on-a-Chip

Eye Blinking on-a-Chip

A new approach could lead to 'cornea-on-a-chip' devices that more accurately test the effects of drugs on the human eye.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2020
Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2020
Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
Made to Degrade (Eventually)

Made to Degrade (Eventually)

A group of researchers has combined the ubiquitous biomasses starch, the main component of the carbohydrates found in corn, tubers, and roots such as potatoes, and cellulose, the main component of plants and commonly known as cotton fiber, to develop a marine biodegradable plastic.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19 in Emergencies

3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19 in Emergencies

The University of South Florida Health, Formlabs and Northwell Health announced they have successfully produced and tested a 3D printed nasal swab to address emergency shortages that hospitals and health care teams may face as testing for COVID-19 increases.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2020
A Nanoscale Device That Can See Through Walls

A Nanoscale Device That Can See Through Walls

Researchers have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors, and about 100 times faster than the transistors you have on your computers. This new device enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. These waves, which are notoriously difficult to produce, are useful in a rich variety of applications ranging from imaging and sensing to high-speed wireless communications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Iris Recognition and its Applications in Consumer Electronics

Iris Recognition and its Applications in Consumer Electronics

Iris recognition is not a new technology. It has been used in finance, healthcare, safety, physical control and attendance, industrial control for a long time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
The Worldwide Test for Covid-19

The Worldwide Test for Covid-19

A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

French scientists at the Neel Institute have produced a graphene patch that records the condition of chronic wounds, such as ulcers suffered by the elderly or those with diabetes, at any time. The data can be sent from home to the hospital via mobile phone, facilitating a rapid response to possible infections.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

Meat is big business. The global industry is worth over $2 trillion and JBS, the world's largest meat company, makes over $50 billion in annual revenue. This article from Dr Michael Dent discusses the sustainability problems in the meat industry and what can be done?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
The Plastic Problem is Getting Worse. Could Bioplastics be the Answer?

The Plastic Problem is Getting Worse. Could Bioplastics be the Answer?

Plastic pollution is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest environmental issues as increasing production of single use plastic products far outweighs the world's ability to deal with them.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Synthetic biology in agriculture

Synthetic biology in agriculture

Synthetic biology could play a pivotal role in the future of agriculture as the world struggles to feed its burgeoning population. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, requiring a 70% increase in global food production to adequately feed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 24, 2020
Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Researchers have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist - and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research - this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
External Company Press Release
Digital Farming:  Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

Digital Farming: Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

In the modern age, new technology such as digital farming promises even further advancements in agriculture methods, but what exactly will the future of farming look like?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 23, 2020
World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

The world's first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes has launched, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm..
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 20, 2020
Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

The world has a plastics problem. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into the world's oceans and plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited tropical islands.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2020
Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue

Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
Made to Degrade (Eventually)

Made to Degrade (Eventually)

A group of researchers has combined the ubiquitous biomasses starch, the main component of the carbohydrates found in corn, tubers, and roots such as potatoes, and cellulose, the main component of plants and commonly known as cotton fiber, to develop a marine biodegradable plastic.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19 in Emergencies

3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19 in Emergencies

The University of South Florida Health, Formlabs and Northwell Health announced they have successfully produced and tested a 3D printed nasal swab to address emergency shortages that hospitals and health care teams may face as testing for COVID-19 increases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 27, 2020
A Nanoscale Device That Can See Through Walls

A Nanoscale Device That Can See Through Walls

Researchers have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors, and about 100 times faster than the transistors you have on your computers. This new device enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. These waves, which are notoriously difficult to produce, are useful in a rich variety of applications ranging from imaging and sensing to high-speed wireless communications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
The Worldwide Test for Covid-19

The Worldwide Test for Covid-19

A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

Meat is big business. The global industry is worth over $2 trillion and JBS, the world's largest meat company, makes over $50 billion in annual revenue. This article from Dr Michael Dent discusses the sustainability problems in the meat industry and what can be done?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Synthetic biology in agriculture

Synthetic biology in agriculture

Synthetic biology could play a pivotal role in the future of agriculture as the world struggles to feed its burgeoning population. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, requiring a 70% increase in global food production to adequately feed.
External Company Press Release
Digital Farming:  Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

Digital Farming: Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

In the modern age, new technology such as digital farming promises even further advancements in agriculture methods, but what exactly will the future of farming look like?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 20, 2020
Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Eye Blinking on-a-Chip

Eye Blinking on-a-Chip

A new approach could lead to 'cornea-on-a-chip' devices that more accurately test the effects of drugs on the human eye.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2020
Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2020
Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Iris Recognition and its Applications in Consumer Electronics

Iris Recognition and its Applications in Consumer Electronics

Iris recognition is not a new technology. It has been used in finance, healthcare, safety, physical control and attendance, industrial control for a long time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

French scientists at the Neel Institute have produced a graphene patch that records the condition of chronic wounds, such as ulcers suffered by the elderly or those with diabetes, at any time. The data can be sent from home to the hospital via mobile phone, facilitating a rapid response to possible infections.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
The Plastic Problem is Getting Worse. Could Bioplastics be the Answer?

The Plastic Problem is Getting Worse. Could Bioplastics be the Answer?

Plastic pollution is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest environmental issues as increasing production of single use plastic products far outweighs the world's ability to deal with them.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 24, 2020
Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Researchers have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist - and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research - this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 23, 2020
World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

The world's first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes has launched, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm..
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