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Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body

Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body

Global Biotechnology Insights
May 14, 2021
New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

Researchers have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.​
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2021
Personalized Sweat Sensor Reliably Monitors Blood Glucose

Personalized Sweat Sensor Reliably Monitors Blood Glucose

Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose. Now, researchers have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of blood glucose levels.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2021
Nose Cartilage Successfully Created Using 3D Bioprinting

Nose Cartilage Successfully Created Using 3D Bioprinting

A team of researchers has discovered a way to use 3D bioprinting technology to create custom-shaped cartilage for use in surgical procedures. The work aims to make it easier for surgeons to safely restore the features of skin cancer patients living with nasal cartilage defects after surgery.
External Company Press Release
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 12, 2021
An Electrifying Way to Seal Broken Blood Vessels

An Electrifying Way to Seal Broken Blood Vessels

A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically-activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive balloon catheter.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2021
Engineering Diseased Human Skin in Vitro

Engineering Diseased Human Skin in Vitro

A research team has successfully produced an in vitro diseased skin model that displays the pathophysiological hallmarks of type 2 diabetes based on 3D cell printing system. Despite continuous research to produce artificial skin with 3D cell printing technology, artificial skin displaying the pathological process present in the native skin has not been reported yet.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2021
First Fibre-Optic Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Nanoscale Diagnostics

First Fibre-Optic Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Nanoscale Diagnostics

Scientists have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Few markets go from under $8 billion to over $120 billion in 2041 but this one does. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice? And more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2021
Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch

Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch

Researchers have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 5, 2021
New Graphite Based Sensor Technology for Wearable Medical Devices

New Graphite Based Sensor Technology for Wearable Medical Devices

The team's printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the industry standard and outperform other comparable nano-enabled sensors in an important metric seen as a game-changer in the industry: flexibility.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fierce Medtech Innovation Week

Fierce Medtech Innovation Week

The Fierce Medtech Innovation Week was a virtual event hosted by Fierce Medtech and Fierce Electronics, two online publications focusing on the medtech sector run by Questex, a publications and events company. The event consisted of 1.5-hour virtual sessions held over 26-28 April 2021.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Better Hearing with Optical Cochlear Implants

Better Hearing with Optical Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants enable people with profound hearing impairment to gain a great deal in terms of quality of life. However, background noises are problematic, they significantly compromise the comprehension of speech of people with cochlear implants.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Understand why multi-mode harvesting and new forms such as harvesting infrasound and using triboelectrics look promising. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Safe and Precise Surgical Catheter Guiding by Robots

Safe and Precise Surgical Catheter Guiding by Robots

By utilizing a single collaborative robot arm, this ARMM platform (Advanced Robotics for Magnetic Manipulation) could potentially fit easily into the OR while ensuring a small footprint.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing some major challenges. Vertical farming (also called indoor farming) could be part of the solution.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

The research shows how, with the help of a fast, non-destructive and green analysis method, near-infrared spectroscopy, we can obtain a global overview that mirrors how the entire chemical composition of nutrients in a barley grain is changed, for example, by a mutation in a single gene. This is in contrast to current conventional plant breeding, where you do not have an overview of all the changes that the barley grain undergoes when a single gene is modified.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Can Selfies Save Your Skin?

Can Selfies Save Your Skin?

New technology promises to let you drop the beauty filters and help your skin by doing so.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 27, 2021
Skin and Bones Repaired by Bioprinting During Surgery

Skin and Bones Repaired by Bioprinting During Surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery, and their work may lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and bones.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 14, 2021
New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

Researchers have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.​
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2021
Nose Cartilage Successfully Created Using 3D Bioprinting

Nose Cartilage Successfully Created Using 3D Bioprinting

A team of researchers has discovered a way to use 3D bioprinting technology to create custom-shaped cartilage for use in surgical procedures. The work aims to make it easier for surgeons to safely restore the features of skin cancer patients living with nasal cartilage defects after surgery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 12, 2021
An Electrifying Way to Seal Broken Blood Vessels

An Electrifying Way to Seal Broken Blood Vessels

A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically-activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive balloon catheter.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2021
First Fibre-Optic Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Nanoscale Diagnostics

First Fibre-Optic Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Nanoscale Diagnostics

Scientists have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2021
Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch

Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch

Researchers have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fierce Medtech Innovation Week

Fierce Medtech Innovation Week

The Fierce Medtech Innovation Week was a virtual event hosted by Fierce Medtech and Fierce Electronics, two online publications focusing on the medtech sector run by Questex, a publications and events company. The event consisted of 1.5-hour virtual sessions held over 26-28 April 2021.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Better Hearing with Optical Cochlear Implants

Better Hearing with Optical Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants enable people with profound hearing impairment to gain a great deal in terms of quality of life. However, background noises are problematic, they significantly compromise the comprehension of speech of people with cochlear implants.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Safe and Precise Surgical Catheter Guiding by Robots

Safe and Precise Surgical Catheter Guiding by Robots

By utilizing a single collaborative robot arm, this ARMM platform (Advanced Robotics for Magnetic Manipulation) could potentially fit easily into the OR while ensuring a small footprint.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

The research shows how, with the help of a fast, non-destructive and green analysis method, near-infrared spectroscopy, we can obtain a global overview that mirrors how the entire chemical composition of nutrients in a barley grain is changed, for example, by a mutation in a single gene. This is in contrast to current conventional plant breeding, where you do not have an overview of all the changes that the barley grain undergoes when a single gene is modified.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 27, 2021
Skin and Bones Repaired by Bioprinting During Surgery

Skin and Bones Repaired by Bioprinting During Surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery, and their work may lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and bones.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2021
Personalized Sweat Sensor Reliably Monitors Blood Glucose

Personalized Sweat Sensor Reliably Monitors Blood Glucose

Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose. Now, researchers have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of blood glucose levels.
External Company Press Release
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2021
Engineering Diseased Human Skin in Vitro

Engineering Diseased Human Skin in Vitro

A research team has successfully produced an in vitro diseased skin model that displays the pathophysiological hallmarks of type 2 diabetes based on 3D cell printing system. Despite continuous research to produce artificial skin with 3D cell printing technology, artificial skin displaying the pathological process present in the native skin has not been reported yet.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 6, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Few markets go from under $8 billion to over $120 billion in 2041 but this one does. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice? And more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 5, 2021
New Graphite Based Sensor Technology for Wearable Medical Devices

New Graphite Based Sensor Technology for Wearable Medical Devices

The team's printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the industry standard and outperform other comparable nano-enabled sensors in an important metric seen as a game-changer in the industry: flexibility.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Understand why multi-mode harvesting and new forms such as harvesting infrasound and using triboelectrics look promising. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing some major challenges. Vertical farming (also called indoor farming) could be part of the solution.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Can Selfies Save Your Skin?

Can Selfies Save Your Skin?

New technology promises to let you drop the beauty filters and help your skin by doing so.
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