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Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 14, 2019
Noninvasive neuromodulation  to treat obesity

Noninvasive neuromodulation to treat obesity

Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation. Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
External Company Press Release
Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company, Evidation Health and Apple Inc showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease dementia.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An introduction to plant-based meat

An introduction to plant-based meat

Vegan meat substitutes are rapidly growing, with producers claiming they offer a cheap, environmentally-friendly product almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 12, 2019
Snake fang-like patch quickly delivers liquid medicines in rodents

Snake fang-like patch quickly delivers liquid medicines in rodents

Scientists have created a microneedle patch based on the fangs of a snake that can deliver therapeutic liquids and a vaccine through the skin of rodents in under 15 seconds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 9, 2019
Non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief

Non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief

ClearUP is a small hand-held device that uses non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief for both year-round and seasonal allergies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 8, 2019
Yale, Mayo Clinic to use data from wearables for drug development

Yale, Mayo Clinic to use data from wearables for drug development

This trial is one of a new breed of clinical trials which showcase the potential of patient-centered research, taking advantage of portable and comfortable medical-grade wearables and innovative big-data platforms.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging

Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging

Medical imaging is essential for diagnosing and monitoring numerous cardiovascular conditions. While they have been of tremendous value in the past, traditional cardiovascular imaging methods are no longer meeting the requirements of patients and physicians. They can be difficult to interpret and lengthy to process, which delays time to treatment. New methods are needed to keep up with demand and provide a higher standard of care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 7, 2019
'Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

'Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 6, 2019
3D printing new parts for our broken hearts

3D printing new parts for our broken hearts

Researchers have developed a 'FRESH' new method of 3D printing complex anatomical structures out of collagen - a primary building block in many human tissues. The method demonstrates 3D printing of complex collagen-based cardiac structures and tissues that closely mimic the form and function of those in the human heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An introduction to plant-based meat

An introduction to plant-based meat

Vegan meat substitutes are rapidly growing, with producers claiming they offer a cheap, environmentally-friendly product almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 9, 2019
Non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief

Non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief

ClearUP is a small hand-held device that uses non-invasive microcurrent waveforms to provide sinus pain relief for both year-round and seasonal allergies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging

Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging

Medical imaging is essential for diagnosing and monitoring numerous cardiovascular conditions. While they have been of tremendous value in the past, traditional cardiovascular imaging methods are no longer meeting the requirements of patients and physicians. They can be difficult to interpret and lengthy to process, which delays time to treatment. New methods are needed to keep up with demand and provide a higher standard of care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 6, 2019
3D printing new parts for our broken hearts

3D printing new parts for our broken hearts

Researchers have developed a 'FRESH' new method of 3D printing complex anatomical structures out of collagen - a primary building block in many human tissues. The method demonstrates 3D printing of complex collagen-based cardiac structures and tissues that closely mimic the form and function of those in the human heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 14, 2019
Noninvasive neuromodulation  to treat obesity

Noninvasive neuromodulation to treat obesity

Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation. Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects.
External Company Press Release
Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company, Evidation Health and Apple Inc showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease dementia.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 12, 2019
Snake fang-like patch quickly delivers liquid medicines in rodents

Snake fang-like patch quickly delivers liquid medicines in rodents

Scientists have created a microneedle patch based on the fangs of a snake that can deliver therapeutic liquids and a vaccine through the skin of rodents in under 15 seconds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 8, 2019
Yale, Mayo Clinic to use data from wearables for drug development

Yale, Mayo Clinic to use data from wearables for drug development

This trial is one of a new breed of clinical trials which showcase the potential of patient-centered research, taking advantage of portable and comfortable medical-grade wearables and innovative big-data platforms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 7, 2019
'Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

'Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research.
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