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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 14, 2019
Bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain

Bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain

Tivic Health Systems Inc announced that ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, a first-in-class bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain due to allergic rhinitis (hay fever), has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 11, 2019
New glucose monitor for diabetics, virtually painless, accurate

New glucose monitor for diabetics, virtually painless, accurate

A more comfortable and reliable blood-sugar monitoring system is being designed by researchers in Sweden for people with diabetes. After successfully testing a prototype of a microneedle patch on a human subject, the completion of a system for clinical tests is now underway.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2019
Webinar Thursday 17 January - Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine

Webinar Thursday 17 January - Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 17 January titled Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 9, 2019
Don't go breaking my heart

Don't go breaking my heart

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor beating heart cells without affecting their behavior.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2019
Wireless pacemaker for the brain

Wireless pacemaker for the brain

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2019
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 3, 2019
New app for head and neck cancer patients

New app for head and neck cancer patients

A pilot study will test a new digital application, called NorthTrac, developed by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to help head and neck cancer patients manage their post-treatment symptoms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 2, 2019
Clinical trials of dementia ultrasound treatment

Clinical trials of dementia ultrasound treatment

Safety testing of a pioneering ultrasound technique that could delay the effects of dementia will begin in Brisbane late next year.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 1, 2019
Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2018
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2018
Implantable device aids weight loss

Implantable device aids weight loss

New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2018
A painless adhesive for bandaids

A painless adhesive for bandaids

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2018
Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Researchers have developed a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. A team produced so-called 'hybrid biosensor' scaffold materials, which are based on cellulose matrices labeled with pH- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent proteins. These materials enable visualization of the metabolism and other important biomarkers in the engineered artificial tissues by microscopy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2018
Cancer cells distinguished neural network

Cancer cells distinguished neural network

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that would be most effective, but the methods of doing this are time-consuming and often hampered by human error and the limits of human sight.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

David Pearce and Steve Schaefer discuss ViCardio, the new beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitor with Principal Analyst James Hayward at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, CA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2018
Smartphone-based ovulation test

Smartphone-based ovulation test

Investigators are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence and the ubiquity of smartphones, the team has built an ovulation testing tool that can automatically detect fern patterns in a saliva sample.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 14, 2019
Bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain

Bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain

Tivic Health Systems Inc announced that ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, a first-in-class bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain due to allergic rhinitis (hay fever), has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2019
Webinar Thursday 17 January - Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine

Webinar Thursday 17 January - Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 17 January titled Introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2019
Wireless pacemaker for the brain

Wireless pacemaker for the brain

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 2, 2019
Clinical trials of dementia ultrasound treatment

Clinical trials of dementia ultrasound treatment

Safety testing of a pioneering ultrasound technique that could delay the effects of dementia will begin in Brisbane late next year.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2018
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2018
Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Researchers have developed a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. A team produced so-called 'hybrid biosensor' scaffold materials, which are based on cellulose matrices labeled with pH- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent proteins. These materials enable visualization of the metabolism and other important biomarkers in the engineered artificial tissues by microscopy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2018
Cancer cells distinguished neural network

Cancer cells distinguished neural network

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that would be most effective, but the methods of doing this are time-consuming and often hampered by human error and the limits of human sight.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 11, 2019
New glucose monitor for diabetics, virtually painless, accurate

New glucose monitor for diabetics, virtually painless, accurate

A more comfortable and reliable blood-sugar monitoring system is being designed by researchers in Sweden for people with diabetes. After successfully testing a prototype of a microneedle patch on a human subject, the completion of a system for clinical tests is now underway.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 9, 2019
Don't go breaking my heart

Don't go breaking my heart

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor beating heart cells without affecting their behavior.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2019
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 3, 2019
New app for head and neck cancer patients

New app for head and neck cancer patients

A pilot study will test a new digital application, called NorthTrac, developed by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to help head and neck cancer patients manage their post-treatment symptoms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 1, 2019
Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2018
Implantable device aids weight loss

Implantable device aids weight loss

New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2018
A painless adhesive for bandaids

A painless adhesive for bandaids

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

David Pearce and Steve Schaefer discuss ViCardio, the new beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitor with Principal Analyst James Hayward at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, CA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2018
Smartphone-based ovulation test

Smartphone-based ovulation test

Investigators are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence and the ubiquity of smartphones, the team has built an ovulation testing tool that can automatically detect fern patterns in a saliva sample.
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