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A wearable device for regrowing hair

A wearable device for regrowing hair

Sep 21, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice. They report their results in ACS Nano.
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Report from TERMIS  WC 2018

Report from TERMIS WC 2018

Sep 20, 2018 Japan
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress 2018. The event was held between September 5 - 7, 2018 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. The World Congress is held every 3 years - chapter meetings (Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific) are held in the intervening years.
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Facilitating diagnosis with a new type of biosensor

Facilitating diagnosis with a new type of biosensor

Sep 20, 2018 Switzerland
Scientists have developed a new type of biosensor able to precisely quantify metabolites using a single drop of blood. The accuracy and simplicity of the procedure could make it a tool of choice for diagnosing and monitoring several diseases.
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Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Sep 19, 2018 United States
A new point-of-care rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes - a time frame crucial to treating eye trauma.
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Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Sep 18, 2018 Japan
Scientists have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which could better treat cancers in delicate organs.
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Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Sep 17, 2018 United States
It can't be seen with a human eye. But, nevertheless, it is a robot (all 120nm of it) and its creators are now world record holders in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot.
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Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Sep 17, 2018 United States
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure.
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IDTechEx TVBioprinting technology progress by L'Oréal

Bioprinting technology progress by L'Oréal

Sep 14, 2018
Technology Analyst, Dr Nadia Tsao, discusses reconstructive skin modelling with Dr Maïté Rielland, L'Oréal, who is focused on bioprinting human skin models for cosmetic evaluation.
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Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Sep 13, 2018 United States
In recent years, machine learning has been championed as a useful aid for diagnostics. Machine-learning models, for instance, have been developed that can detect words and intonations of speech that may indicate depression.
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Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Sep 12, 2018 Switzerland
A team has come up with a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects. Their technology could eventually be used for other antibiotics as well.
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OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

OLED integration in textiles: functional and eye-catching

Sep 11, 2018 Germany
Organic light-emitting diodes are mainly known from televisions and smartphone displays. They can be used as lighting objects in car tail lights or lights. Researchers are now presenting OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles.
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IDTechEx TVPrinting with sound

Printing with sound

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
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IDTechEx TVStretchy wires for the future

Stretchy wires for the future

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Scientists have teamed up to create stretchable, flexible wires that conduct current and change colors to indicate they're about to reach the breaking point. Future uses could be wearable electronics, biomedical devices and soft robots.
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A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

Sep 10, 2018 United States
Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle.
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Artificial intelligence can predict how cancers will evolve and spread

Artificial intelligence can predict how cancers will evolve and spread

Sep 10, 2018 United Kingdom
Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve - so that doctors can design the most effective treatment for each patient.
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Electronic device implanted in the brain could stop seizures

Electronic device implanted in the brain could stop seizures

Sep 7, 2018 United Kingdom
Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures.
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Lab-on-a-chip For Point-of-Care

Lab-on-a-chip For Point-of-Care

Sep 6, 2018
LoC is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single integrated circuit (commonly called a "chip") to achieve automation and high-throughput screening for PoC.
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Projects drive biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

Projects drive biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

Sep 6, 2018 United States
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals is pleased to announce a group of projects, designed to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing and workforce development in the United States.
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Wearable to monitor lithium levels

Wearable to monitor lithium levels

Sep 5, 2018 United Kingdom
People living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels.
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Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

Sep 4, 2018
With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...
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Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Sep 4, 2018 United States
A new material can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form and could have broad applications for manufacturing, robotics, biomedical devices and artificial muscles.