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Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Global Biotechnology Insights
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

This premium article gives an introduction to DNA nanopore sequencing, in particular looking at why it's important and comparing it with other sequencing methods. It will also introduce basecallers and explore biological and solid-state nanopores.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2022
CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have received $1 million from Canada's Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world's first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes. The researchers say the study is an important step toward developing a potential functional cure for type 1 diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 5, 2022
Bye, Bye, Biopsy?  Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Bye, Bye, Biopsy? Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Researchers are developing a low-cost handheld device that could cut the rate of unnecessary biopsies in half and give dermatologists and other frontline physicians easy access to laboratory-grade cancer diagnostics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2022
Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday 5 May 2022 - What is driving the growing need for point-of-care? Is point-of-care too expensive? What's next for COVID-19 point-of-care? The webinar will discuss growth during the COVID-19 pandemic; the market beyond COVID-19; key trends; and emerging transduction methods at point-of-care
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2022
Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

In recent years, non invasive brain stimulation has emerged as a new therapeutic option for alcohol use disorder and other substance-related and addictive disorders. NIBS methods have showed promising results for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, but little is known about the effectiveness on long-term abstinence.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2022
New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

An interdisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and geneticists has developed a new way of studying the heart: they've built a miniature replica of a heart chamber from a combination of nanoengineered parts and human heart tissue. There are no springs or external power sources—like the real thing, it just beats by itself, driven by the live heart tissue grown from stem cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 21, 2022
Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Noninvasive sound technology breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

Never before has point-of-care testing been so crucial to healthcare systems. In the last 2 years, COVID-19 has caused the point-of-care biosensors industry to expand by almost 300%. A recent IDTechEx report explains the drivers causing the shift from conventional laboratory-based diagnostics toward point-of-care diagnostics performed directly at hospitals, clinics, offices, and at home.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Have you ever wondered if bacteria make distinctive sounds? If we could listen to bacteria, we would be able to know whether they are alive or not. When bacteria are killed using an antibiotic, those sounds would stop - unless of course the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. This is exactly what a team of researchers have managed to do: they captured low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Human organ transplants offer a crucial lifeline to people with serious illnesses, but there are too few organs to go around: in the U.S. alone, there are more than 112,000 people currently waiting for transplants. The promise of 3D printing organs is one possible solution to address this shortage but has been fraught with complexity and technical barriers, limiting the type of organs that can be printed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 19, 2022
How to Print a Robot From Scratch: New 3D Printing Approach

How to Print a Robot From Scratch: New 3D Printing Approach

Imagine a future in which you could 3D-print an entire robot or stretchy, electronic medical device with the press of a button—no tedious hours spent assembling parts by hand.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 18, 2022
Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a robotic arm at another location to safely operate on a patient during a critical window of time that could save the patient's life and preserve their brain function.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 14, 2022
Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Given enough time and energy, the body will heal, but when doctors or engineers intervene, the processes do not always proceed as planned because chemicals that control and facilitate the healing process are missing. Now, an international team of engineers is bioprinting bone along with two growth factor encoding genes that help incorporate the cells and heal defects in the skulls of rats.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2022
CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have received $1 million from Canada's Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world's first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes. The researchers say the study is an important step toward developing a potential functional cure for type 1 diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2022
Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday 5 May 2022 - What is driving the growing need for point-of-care? Is point-of-care too expensive? What's next for COVID-19 point-of-care? The webinar will discuss growth during the COVID-19 pandemic; the market beyond COVID-19; key trends; and emerging transduction methods at point-of-care
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 26, 2022
New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

An interdisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and geneticists has developed a new way of studying the heart: they've built a miniature replica of a heart chamber from a combination of nanoengineered parts and human heart tissue. There are no springs or external power sources—like the real thing, it just beats by itself, driven by the live heart tissue grown from stem cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

Never before has point-of-care testing been so crucial to healthcare systems. In the last 2 years, COVID-19 has caused the point-of-care biosensors industry to expand by almost 300%. A recent IDTechEx report explains the drivers causing the shift from conventional laboratory-based diagnostics toward point-of-care diagnostics performed directly at hospitals, clinics, offices, and at home.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 19, 2022
How to Print a Robot From Scratch: New 3D Printing Approach

How to Print a Robot From Scratch: New 3D Printing Approach

Imagine a future in which you could 3D-print an entire robot or stretchy, electronic medical device with the press of a button—no tedious hours spent assembling parts by hand.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 14, 2022
Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Given enough time and energy, the body will heal, but when doctors or engineers intervene, the processes do not always proceed as planned because chemicals that control and facilitate the healing process are missing. Now, an international team of engineers is bioprinting bone along with two growth factor encoding genes that help incorporate the cells and heal defects in the skulls of rats.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

This premium article gives an introduction to DNA nanopore sequencing, in particular looking at why it's important and comparing it with other sequencing methods. It will also introduce basecallers and explore biological and solid-state nanopores.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 5, 2022
Bye, Bye, Biopsy?  Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Bye, Bye, Biopsy? Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Researchers are developing a low-cost handheld device that could cut the rate of unnecessary biopsies in half and give dermatologists and other frontline physicians easy access to laboratory-grade cancer diagnostics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2022
Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

In recent years, non invasive brain stimulation has emerged as a new therapeutic option for alcohol use disorder and other substance-related and addictive disorders. NIBS methods have showed promising results for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, but little is known about the effectiveness on long-term abstinence.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 21, 2022
Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Noninvasive sound technology breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Have you ever wondered if bacteria make distinctive sounds? If we could listen to bacteria, we would be able to know whether they are alive or not. When bacteria are killed using an antibiotic, those sounds would stop - unless of course the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. This is exactly what a team of researchers have managed to do: they captured low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 20, 2022
Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Human organ transplants offer a crucial lifeline to people with serious illnesses, but there are too few organs to go around: in the U.S. alone, there are more than 112,000 people currently waiting for transplants. The promise of 3D printing organs is one possible solution to address this shortage but has been fraught with complexity and technical barriers, limiting the type of organs that can be printed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 18, 2022
Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a robotic arm at another location to safely operate on a patient during a critical window of time that could save the patient's life and preserve their brain function.
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