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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 18, 2019
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

A researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 18, 2019
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Pet Tech at CES 2019

Pet Tech at CES 2019

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended CES 2019 to cover the growing range of health and wellness technologies available directly to consumers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2019
AI to better predict flu

AI to better predict flu

A new study combines two forecasting methods with machine learning (artificial intelligence) to estimate local flu activity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 15, 2019
CRISPR-based technology to control pests

CRISPR-based technology to control pests

Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
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
IDTechEx TVFingernail 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
Jan 18, 2019
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

A researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Pet Tech at CES 2019

Pet Tech at CES 2019

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended CES 2019 to cover the growing range of health and wellness technologies available directly to consumers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2019
AI to better predict flu

AI to better predict flu

A new study combines two forecasting methods with machine learning (artificial intelligence) to estimate local flu activity.
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
Jan 18, 2019
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 15, 2019
CRISPR-based technology to control pests

CRISPR-based technology to control pests

Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
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
IDTechEx TVFingernail 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.