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Add-On Wearable Monitors Sweat

Add-On Wearable Monitors Sweat

Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 20, 2020
Collaboration to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine

Collaboration to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine

3D Systems and CollPlant Biotechnologies plan to jointly develop tissue and scaffold bioprinting processes for third party collaborators.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2020
Wearables May Provide Early Warning for Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Wearables May Provide Early Warning for Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Proof-of-concept research points to wearable monitors' potential to offer low-cost, non-invasive way to detect this dangerous bone-marrow transplant complication.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 16, 2020
The First Living Robots

The First Living Robots

A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells—scraped from frog embryos—and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide "xenobots" can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient)—and heal themselves after being cut.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 15, 2020
Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Researchers have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 14, 2020
Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

Diagnosing CVD is the first step in patients' road to recovery. It is imperative to detect the disease early in order to administer treatment while it is still treatable. In addition, preventing the disease altogether is becoming more important in healthcare. The main approaches for detecting CVD are currently in vitro diagnostics (IVD) at point-of-care (POC) and the use artificial intelligence (AI) in cardiovascular imaging.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 13, 2020
Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2020
Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods

Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods

The food tech startup is providing an exclusive first taste of Impossible Pork -- a plant-based upgrade to the world's most ubiquitous meat. Impossible Foods is also launching Impossible Sausage, which debuts in late January at 139 Burger King restaurants in a limited-time test of the Impossible Croissan'wich.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Why do vertical farms fail?

Why do vertical farms fail?

An assessment of the challenges of indoor growing
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2020
Step Toward 'Ink' Development for 3D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

Step Toward 'Ink' Development for 3D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. Ongoing development of an "ink" with these proteins will be used for 3-D printing an artificial (or bio-prosthetic) ovary that could be implanted and allow a woman to have a child.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 6, 2020
Bioelectric Stimulation to Clear Skin Lesions

Bioelectric Stimulation to Clear Skin Lesions

The delivery of ultrashort pulses of electrical energy represents a promising nonthermal, nonscarring method of inducing regulated cell death in common skin lesions.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 2, 2020
Microsensor Implants for 24/7 Health Monitoring

Microsensor Implants for 24/7 Health Monitoring

Tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person's blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions are a Holy Grail of modern medicine. A team of NUS researchers has recently made a quantum leap into turning this dream closer to reality. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes in a sensor's readings that it enables the creation of sub-millimetre microsensors, tiny enough to be injected under the skin.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2019
Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

In contrast to optogenetics, which uses light to selectively control neurons by genetically modifying them, scientists have introduced a non-genetic, light-mediated method that can locally stimulate cells electrically.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots are robotic systems designed to execute surgical procedures. These systems are not designed to replace surgeons, but rather to collaborate with them in order to enhance their capabilities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 30, 2019
First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2019
First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Using human blood cells, Brazilian researchers have succeeded in obtaining hepatic organoids ("mini-livers") that perform all of the liver's typical functions, such as producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile, among many others. The innovation permits the production of hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and may in the future become an alternative to organ transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 20, 2020
Collaboration to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine

Collaboration to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine

3D Systems and CollPlant Biotechnologies plan to jointly develop tissue and scaffold bioprinting processes for third party collaborators.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 16, 2020
The First Living Robots

The First Living Robots

A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells—scraped from frog embryos—and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide "xenobots" can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient)—and heal themselves after being cut.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 14, 2020
Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

Diagnosing CVD is the first step in patients' road to recovery. It is imperative to detect the disease early in order to administer treatment while it is still treatable. In addition, preventing the disease altogether is becoming more important in healthcare. The main approaches for detecting CVD are currently in vitro diagnostics (IVD) at point-of-care (POC) and the use artificial intelligence (AI) in cardiovascular imaging.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2020
Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods

Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods

The food tech startup is providing an exclusive first taste of Impossible Pork -- a plant-based upgrade to the world's most ubiquitous meat. Impossible Foods is also launching Impossible Sausage, which debuts in late January at 139 Burger King restaurants in a limited-time test of the Impossible Croissan'wich.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2020
Step Toward 'Ink' Development for 3D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

Step Toward 'Ink' Development for 3D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. Ongoing development of an "ink" with these proteins will be used for 3-D printing an artificial (or bio-prosthetic) ovary that could be implanted and allow a woman to have a child.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 2, 2020
Microsensor Implants for 24/7 Health Monitoring

Microsensor Implants for 24/7 Health Monitoring

Tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person's blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions are a Holy Grail of modern medicine. A team of NUS researchers has recently made a quantum leap into turning this dream closer to reality. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes in a sensor's readings that it enables the creation of sub-millimetre microsensors, tiny enough to be injected under the skin.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots are robotic systems designed to execute surgical procedures. These systems are not designed to replace surgeons, but rather to collaborate with them in order to enhance their capabilities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2019
First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Using human blood cells, Brazilian researchers have succeeded in obtaining hepatic organoids ("mini-livers") that perform all of the liver's typical functions, such as producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile, among many others. The innovation permits the production of hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and may in the future become an alternative to organ transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2020
Wearables May Provide Early Warning for Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Wearables May Provide Early Warning for Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Proof-of-concept research points to wearable monitors' potential to offer low-cost, non-invasive way to detect this dangerous bone-marrow transplant complication.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 15, 2020
Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Researchers have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 13, 2020
Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Why do vertical farms fail?

Why do vertical farms fail?

An assessment of the challenges of indoor growing
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 6, 2020
Bioelectric Stimulation to Clear Skin Lesions

Bioelectric Stimulation to Clear Skin Lesions

The delivery of ultrashort pulses of electrical energy represents a promising nonthermal, nonscarring method of inducing regulated cell death in common skin lesions.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2019
Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

In contrast to optogenetics, which uses light to selectively control neurons by genetically modifying them, scientists have introduced a non-genetic, light-mediated method that can locally stimulate cells electrically.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 30, 2019
First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
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