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Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

A silicone device that can change skin tissue into blood vessels and nerve cells has advanced from prototype to standardized fabrication, meaning it can now be made in a consistent, reproducible way.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Researchers have developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation service that can be used at health centres as well as at home. The team has developed a platform made up of four elements: a robot that interacts with the patient, an artificial intelligence system that uses a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application that can be used by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system which contains information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 26, 2021
Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an increasingly urgent challenge. For certain applications, one alternative may be a special type of laser.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 25, 2021
Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Researchers have developed a magnetically powered human nuclear transfer stem cells-based microrobot and a method of minimally invasive delivery of therapeutic agents into the brain via the intranasal pathway. And they also accomplished transplanting the developed stem cell-based microrobot into brain tissue through the intranasal pathway that bypasses the blood-brain barrier.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Every day, cytologists around the world use optical microscopes to analyze and classify samples of bone marrow cells thousands of times. This method to diagnose blood diseases was established more than 150 years ago, but it suffers from being very complex. Looking for rare but diagnostically important cells is both a laborious and time-consuming task. Artificial intelligence has the potential to boost this method - however it needs a large amount of high-quality data to train an AI algorithm.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Recent advances in medical technology, along with the expansion of 5G technology, have established a new standard for wearable medical devices. Medical professionals and patients alike expect the devices to be both highly effective and able to withstand daily usage. Meeting these criteria is critical to ensuring that a product is safe, usable and practical—and requires thoughtful design and highly reliable components.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of EaseVRx, a prescription-use immersive virtual reality system that uses cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to help with pain reduction in patients 18 years of age and older with diagnosed chronic lower back pain.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light:  Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Point-of-Care Testing for COVID-19: Trends and Technologies

Point-of-Care Testing for COVID-19: Trends and Technologies

Testing for COVID-19 has been critical to the global response to the pandemic.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognizes the jacket you're wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient's vital signs. These are just two applications made possible by a new "body area network"-enabling fabric invented by engineers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Shape-Morphing Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells

Shape-Morphing Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells

Chemotherapy successfully treats many forms of cancer, but the side effects can wreak havoc on the rest of the body. Delivering drugs directly to cancer cells could help reduce these unpleasant symptoms. Now, in a proof-of-concept study, researchers made fish-shaped microrobots that are guided with magnets to cancer cells, where a pH change triggers them to open their mouths and release their chemotherapy cargo.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Eye Movements Read by AI Reveal Thoughts, Memories - and Brain Disease

Eye Movements Read by AI Reveal Thoughts, Memories - and Brain Disease

Whenever you explore an environment or search for something, you scan the scene using continuous rapid eye movements. Your eyes also make short stops to fixate on certain elements of the scene that you want more detailed information about. The way you move your eyes and the selection of details you fixate your gaze upon can be summed up as your viewing behaviour.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

2021 has been an exciting year for printed electronics, with multiple applications reaching commercial adoption and significant funds flowing into the sector. Even where technologies are not yet commercialized, companies are increasingly transitioning from developing their technology and producing speculative demonstration prototypes to development and qualification projects for specific customers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: 21st Diabetes Technology Meeting

Event Summary: 21st Diabetes Technology Meeting

The Diabetes Technology Meeting is an annual event hosted by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS), a nonprofit organization established in 2001 by Dr David C. Klonoff. The aim of the Meeting is to "connect technology developers and users to facilitate the creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Focused Ultrasound to Target Tumours Deep in the Brain

Focused Ultrasound to Target Tumours Deep in the Brain

Glioblastomas are aggressive brain tumors that are commonly diagnosed through a risky and invasive surgical biopsy. A team of researchers has developed a noninvasive diagnostic method that may one day replace the tissue biopsy with a simple blood test.
External Company Press Release
bit.bio Appoints Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer

bit.bio Appoints Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer

Cell coding company bit.bio today announces the key appointment of Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer. She started in the role on 1 November 2021
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Researchers have developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation service that can be used at health centres as well as at home. The team has developed a platform made up of four elements: a robot that interacts with the patient, an artificial intelligence system that uses a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application that can be used by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system which contains information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 26, 2021
Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an increasingly urgent challenge. For certain applications, one alternative may be a special type of laser.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Recent advances in medical technology, along with the expansion of 5G technology, have established a new standard for wearable medical devices. Medical professionals and patients alike expect the devices to be both highly effective and able to withstand daily usage. Meeting these criteria is critical to ensuring that a product is safe, usable and practical—and requires thoughtful design and highly reliable components.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light:  Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognizes the jacket you're wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient's vital signs. These are just two applications made possible by a new "body area network"-enabling fabric invented by engineers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Eye Movements Read by AI Reveal Thoughts, Memories - and Brain Disease

Eye Movements Read by AI Reveal Thoughts, Memories - and Brain Disease

Whenever you explore an environment or search for something, you scan the scene using continuous rapid eye movements. Your eyes also make short stops to fixate on certain elements of the scene that you want more detailed information about. The way you move your eyes and the selection of details you fixate your gaze upon can be summed up as your viewing behaviour.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: 21st Diabetes Technology Meeting

Event Summary: 21st Diabetes Technology Meeting

The Diabetes Technology Meeting is an annual event hosted by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS), a nonprofit organization established in 2001 by Dr David C. Klonoff. The aim of the Meeting is to "connect technology developers and users to facilitate the creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes".
External Company Press Release
bit.bio Appoints Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer

bit.bio Appoints Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer

Cell coding company bit.bio today announces the key appointment of Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer. She started in the role on 1 November 2021
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

A silicone device that can change skin tissue into blood vessels and nerve cells has advanced from prototype to standardized fabrication, meaning it can now be made in a consistent, reproducible way.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 25, 2021
Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Researchers have developed a magnetically powered human nuclear transfer stem cells-based microrobot and a method of minimally invasive delivery of therapeutic agents into the brain via the intranasal pathway. And they also accomplished transplanting the developed stem cell-based microrobot into brain tissue through the intranasal pathway that bypasses the blood-brain barrier.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Every day, cytologists around the world use optical microscopes to analyze and classify samples of bone marrow cells thousands of times. This method to diagnose blood diseases was established more than 150 years ago, but it suffers from being very complex. Looking for rare but diagnostically important cells is both a laborious and time-consuming task. Artificial intelligence has the potential to boost this method - however it needs a large amount of high-quality data to train an AI algorithm.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of EaseVRx, a prescription-use immersive virtual reality system that uses cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to help with pain reduction in patients 18 years of age and older with diagnosed chronic lower back pain.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Point-of-Care Testing for COVID-19: Trends and Technologies

Point-of-Care Testing for COVID-19: Trends and Technologies

Testing for COVID-19 has been critical to the global response to the pandemic.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Shape-Morphing Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells

Shape-Morphing Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells

Chemotherapy successfully treats many forms of cancer, but the side effects can wreak havoc on the rest of the body. Delivering drugs directly to cancer cells could help reduce these unpleasant symptoms. Now, in a proof-of-concept study, researchers made fish-shaped microrobots that are guided with magnets to cancer cells, where a pH change triggers them to open their mouths and release their chemotherapy cargo.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

2021 has been an exciting year for printed electronics, with multiple applications reaching commercial adoption and significant funds flowing into the sector. Even where technologies are not yet commercialized, companies are increasingly transitioning from developing their technology and producing speculative demonstration prototypes to development and qualification projects for specific customers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Focused Ultrasound to Target Tumours Deep in the Brain

Focused Ultrasound to Target Tumours Deep in the Brain

Glioblastomas are aggressive brain tumors that are commonly diagnosed through a risky and invasive surgical biopsy. A team of researchers has developed a noninvasive diagnostic method that may one day replace the tissue biopsy with a simple blood test.
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