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First example of a bioelectronic medicine demonstrated

First example of a bioelectronic medicine demonstrated

Oct 18, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.
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Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Oct 17, 2018 United States
For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
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Using electrical stimulation to treat untreatable diseases

Using electrical stimulation to treat untreatable diseases

Oct 17, 2018
Electrical stimulation of the human body is an established method of treating several diseases and conditions.
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Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Oct 17, 2018 United States
Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
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3D printing cells to produce human tissue

3D printing cells to produce human tissue

Oct 16, 2018 United States
With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient's recovery.
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Portable cancer test uses smartphone, new gold biosensor

Portable cancer test uses smartphone, new gold biosensor

Oct 15, 2018 United States
A research team is creating a new cancer-spotting tool that health care providers could eventually use in areas that lack hospitals, clinics and other treatment centers. The tool is based upon a unique gold biosensor the research team created. When paired with a computer or smartphone and other inexpensive tools, the system is capable of spotting cancer biomarkers from a blood sample.
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Webinar Tues 16 October - Future of 3D printing in medicine, dentistry

Webinar Tues 16 October - Future of 3D printing in medicine, dentistry

Oct 12, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 16 October titled The future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry
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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Oct 12, 2018 United States
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 14-15, 2018 (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
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Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

Oct 11, 2018 United Kingdom
People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research.
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IDTechEx TVPolyPhotonix's treatment for Diabetes Retinopathy

PolyPhotonix's treatment for Diabetes Retinopathy

Oct 10, 2018
Richard Kirk from PolyPhotonix discusses his company's treatment for Diabetes Retinopathy in depth at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018.
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The new frontier in dental and medical 3D printing at IDTechEx Show!

The new frontier in dental and medical 3D printing at IDTechEx Show!

Oct 10, 2018 Worldwide
The proliferation of new 3D printers and manufacturers targeting the healthcare market specifically is indicative of the increasing uptake of additive manufacturing by medical professionals. With applications ranging from models, appliances for orthodontics, surgical tool guides for implants to orthoses and prostheses, interest in 3D printing has never been higher. This year IDTechEx is showcasing the key 3D printing innovations occurring in the…
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AI to develop biomarkers of ageing

AI to develop biomarkers of ageing

Oct 10, 2018 United States
Companies will collaborate on research programs devoted to the development of electrocardiographic age predictors of cardiovascular dysfunction.
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Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Oct 9, 2018 United States
Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
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3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

Oct 9, 2018 Denmark
A new method enables non-invasive monitoring of oxygen metabolism in cells that are 3D bioprinted into complex living structures. This has great implications for studies of cell growth and interactions e.g. under tissue-like conditions, as well as for the design of 3D printed constructs facilitating higher productivity of microalgae in biofilms or better oxygen supply for stem cells used in bone and tissue reconstruction efforts.
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Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart

Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart

Oct 8, 2018 Europe
Broken hearts have long influenced songsters and poets, but scientists have also been occupied by its literal meaning and are now hoping to use electric gene therapy as a revolutionary new treatment for cardiac conditions.
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Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Oct 8, 2018 Australia
Researchers are at the forefront of a world-first breakthrough in wearable electronic skin that can interact with organs in the body to provide real-time health monitoring.
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IDTechEx TVMagnetic cloth to aid healing

Magnetic cloth to aid healing

Oct 5, 2018
Green Grace's owner talks about their magnetic fabric, used to promote healing at a cellular level. They have FDA registration and tens of thousands of users in the USA.
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Implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar

Implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar

Oct 4, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body's biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose diseases.
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A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Oct 3, 2018 Japan
Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.
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IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Oct 2, 2018 Worldwide
Celebrate your achievements - enter one of our awards where we recognize company developments and successes!
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3D printed implant for drug delivery

3D printed implant for drug delivery

Oct 2, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.