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Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Last week approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies - 3D printing; electric vehicles; energy storage; graphene; IoT; printed electronics; sensors and wearables - with the organizations that seek to use them.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 20, 2018
IDTechEx TVNew epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

A new high-tech bracelet detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected night-time fatalities in epilepsy patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 19, 2018
Nyxoah Raises €15 Million in New Financing

Nyxoah Raises €15 Million in New Financing

Nyxoah S.A is focused on the development and commercialization of a best-in-class hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and has successfully raised an additional €15 million in their most recent round of equity financing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 16, 2018
Brain-computer interface advances prosthetics, therapies

Brain-computer interface advances prosthetics, therapies

Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapeutic training for people with disabilities, according to new research.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
Wearable bioreactor induced partial limb regeneration

Wearable bioreactor induced partial limb regeneration

Researchers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs in otherwise non-regenerative adult frogs—a discovery that furthers understanding of regeneration and could help advance treatment of amputation injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
IDTechEx TVElectrical stimulation could cure digestive disorders

Electrical stimulation could cure digestive disorders

More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists don't fully understand the therapy's effects on a critical organ: the stomach.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
New contact lens to treat eye injuries

New contact lens to treat eye injuries

A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
Fabric alternative to batteries

Fabric alternative to batteries

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for "embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment."
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 12, 2018
Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen

Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen

Injuries can't heal without a constant influx of blood's key ingredient — oxygen. A new flexible sensor can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 12, 2018
Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study being conducted by researchers at Stanford and Apple to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 9, 2018
Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus

Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus

A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to a clinical trial.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 7, 2018
Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus - a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain -- a headache can indicate a serious problem that can result in a hospital visit, thousands of dollars in scans, radiation and sometimes surgery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 7, 2018
Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Precise Bio has developed an innovative 4D-bio-fabrication technology that is a true platform for innovation and comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, printing technology and other required critical technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 5, 2018
Growing functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

Growing functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

A team of researchers has developed three-dimensional human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain and demonstrate neural activity sustained over a period of many months.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 2, 2018
Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

The silk fibers produced by Bombyx mori, the domestic silkworm, has been prized for millennia as a strong yet lightweight and luxurious material. Although synthetic polymers like nylon and polyester are less costly, they do not compare to silk's natural qualities and mechanical properties. And according to research, silk combined with carbon nanotubes may lead to a new generation of biomedical devices and so-called transient, biodegradable electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 2, 2018
Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis, the first 4D bioprinting company, announces the commercialization of its new range of NGB systems (Next Generation Bioprinting) to cover all the tissue engineering needs, from research to clinical batches production.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 1, 2018
Electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Researchers have developed a simple, efficient method to make robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing. The low-cost process adds trace amounts of an electrically-conductive, liquid metal alloy to tattoo paper that adheres to human skin. These ultrathin tattoos can be applied easily with water, the same way one would apply a child's decorative tattoo with a damp sponge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 31, 2018
3D bioprinting artificial blood vessels, organs

3D bioprinting artificial blood vessels, organs

Engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 30, 2018
New tools for the rapid genetic engineering of mammalian cells

New tools for the rapid genetic engineering of mammalian cells

Ginkgo Bioworks announced the opening of Bioworks4, its latest biological engineering foundry. Bioworks4 will for the first time enable Ginkgo to apply its automated, high-throughput process to the engineering of mammalian cell genomes, which are essential for pharmaceutical research and manufacturing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 20, 2018
IDTechEx TVNew epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

A new high-tech bracelet detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected night-time fatalities in epilepsy patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 16, 2018
Brain-computer interface advances prosthetics, therapies

Brain-computer interface advances prosthetics, therapies

Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapeutic training for people with disabilities, according to new research.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
New contact lens to treat eye injuries

New contact lens to treat eye injuries

A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 12, 2018
Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen

Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen

Injuries can't heal without a constant influx of blood's key ingredient — oxygen. A new flexible sensor can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 9, 2018
Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus

Bioelectronic medicine treatment effective for lupus

A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to a clinical trial.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 7, 2018
Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Precise Bio has developed an innovative 4D-bio-fabrication technology that is a true platform for innovation and comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, printing technology and other required critical technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 5, 2018
Growing functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

Growing functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

A team of researchers has developed three-dimensional human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain and demonstrate neural activity sustained over a period of many months.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 2, 2018
Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis, the first 4D bioprinting company, announces the commercialization of its new range of NGB systems (Next Generation Bioprinting) to cover all the tissue engineering needs, from research to clinical batches production.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 31, 2018
3D bioprinting artificial blood vessels, organs

3D bioprinting artificial blood vessels, organs

Engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 19, 2018
Nyxoah Raises €15 Million in New Financing

Nyxoah Raises €15 Million in New Financing

Nyxoah S.A is focused on the development and commercialization of a best-in-class hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and has successfully raised an additional €15 million in their most recent round of equity financing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
Wearable bioreactor induced partial limb regeneration

Wearable bioreactor induced partial limb regeneration

Researchers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs in otherwise non-regenerative adult frogs—a discovery that furthers understanding of regeneration and could help advance treatment of amputation injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
IDTechEx TVElectrical stimulation could cure digestive disorders

Electrical stimulation could cure digestive disorders

More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists don't fully understand the therapy's effects on a critical organ: the stomach.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
Fabric alternative to batteries

Fabric alternative to batteries

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for "embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment."
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 12, 2018
Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study being conducted by researchers at Stanford and Apple to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 7, 2018
Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus - a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain -- a headache can indicate a serious problem that can result in a hospital visit, thousands of dollars in scans, radiation and sometimes surgery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 2, 2018
Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

The silk fibers produced by Bombyx mori, the domestic silkworm, has been prized for millennia as a strong yet lightweight and luxurious material. Although synthetic polymers like nylon and polyester are less costly, they do not compare to silk's natural qualities and mechanical properties. And according to research, silk combined with carbon nanotubes may lead to a new generation of biomedical devices and so-called transient, biodegradable electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 1, 2018
Electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Researchers have developed a simple, efficient method to make robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing. The low-cost process adds trace amounts of an electrically-conductive, liquid metal alloy to tattoo paper that adheres to human skin. These ultrathin tattoos can be applied easily with water, the same way one would apply a child's decorative tattoo with a damp sponge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 30, 2018
New tools for the rapid genetic engineering of mammalian cells

New tools for the rapid genetic engineering of mammalian cells

Ginkgo Bioworks announced the opening of Bioworks4, its latest biological engineering foundry. Bioworks4 will for the first time enable Ginkgo to apply its automated, high-throughput process to the engineering of mammalian cell genomes, which are essential for pharmaceutical research and manufacturing.