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Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Neuralink is developing a fully-implanted, wireless, high-channel count brain-machine interface with the goal of enabling people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2021
First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

Brain-computer interfaces are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with paralysis to type on computer screens or manipulate robotic prostheses just by thinking about moving their own bodies. For years, investigational BCIs used in clinical trials have required cables to connect the sensing array in the brain to computers that decode the signals and use them to drive external devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2021
Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial technologies such as coatings and textiles containing silver and copper are helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that whatever they touch, whether that is a door handle or their own mask, is free from live SARS-CoV-2 particles. But how exactly do these antimicrobial technologies work?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop

Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop

In artificial intelligence, deep learning organizes algorithms into layers (the artificial neural network) that can make its own intelligent decisions. To speed up the learning process, the new network was trained using the parameters of MobileNetV2, a mobile vision application, pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset with 1.4M images.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2021
Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots. The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2021
OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

A new study finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 6, 2021
Ultrashort Peptides to a Long Way for Tissue Engineering

Ultrashort Peptides to a Long Way for Tissue Engineering

A printable hydrogel made of ultrashort peptides could help shape cells into viable tissues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Analysis using Consumer Electronics

Skin Analysis using Consumer Electronics

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated social distancing and lockdowns, has had a tremendous impact on the beauty industry. With the closure of brick-and-mortar stores, beauty companies across the world saw significant declines in sales as they worked on accelerating the ongoing trend of moving sales online. In this article, IDTechEx presents details of commonly analyzed skin parameters compatible with optical detection.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2021
CRISPR Based COVID-19 Test Detects the Virus Even When it Mutates

CRISPR Based COVID-19 Test Detects the Virus Even When it Mutates

A team of scientists has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function in human cells under lab conditions, and more recently, in diagnostic applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally

Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally

Five years ago, scientists created a single-celled synthetic organism that, with only 473 genes, was the simplest living cell ever known. However, this bacteria-like organism behaved strangely when growing and dividing, producing cells with wildly different shapes and sizes. Now, scientists have identified seven genes that can be added to tame the cells' unruly nature, causing them to neatly divide into uniform orbs.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2021
Automated Embryo Selection Could Have Success in Infertility Treatment

Automated Embryo Selection Could Have Success in Infertility Treatment

Researchers have applied artificial intelligence methods to evaluate data of human embryo development. The AI based system photographs the embryos every five minutes, processes the data of their development and notifies any anomalies observed. This increases the likelihood of choosing the most viable and healthy early-stage embryo for IVF procedures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from SmartLab Digital 2021

Report from SmartLab Digital 2021

SmartLab Digital 2021 was a virtual event organized by Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC. This premium article reports some of the major talking points from the event.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
External Company Press Release
INBRAIN Neuroelectronics Intelligent Graphene Based Neural Implants

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics Intelligent Graphene Based Neural Implants

Existing brain interfaces are based on metals such as platinum and iridium, which impose significant restrictions in terms of miniaturisation and signal resolution, and therefore cause considerable side effects. For this reason, there is a 50% rejection rate in candidate patients. Graphene Flagship spin-off INBRAIN Neuroelectronics uses a disruptive technology based on graphene which will overcome the current limitations of metal-based neural interfaces.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells

Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells

In a discovery that will revolutionize research into the causes of early miscarriage, infertility and the study of early human development - an international team of scientists has generated a model of a human embryo from skin cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2021
Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Living tissue can heal itself from many injuries, but giving similar abilities to artificial systems, such as robots, has been extremely challenging. Now, researchers have developed small, swimming robots that can magnetically heal themselves on-the-fly after breaking into two or three pieces. The strategy could someday be used to make hardier devices for environmental or industrial clean up, the researchers say.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2021
Crying Human Tear Glands Grown in the Lab

Crying Human Tear Glands Grown in the Lab

Researchers used organoid technology to grow miniature human tear glands that actually cry. The organoids serve as a model to study how certain cells in the human tear gland produce tears or fail to do so. Scientists everywhere can use the model to identify new treatment options for patients with tear gland disorders, such as dry eye disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Neuralink is developing a fully-implanted, wireless, high-channel count brain-machine interface with the goal of enabling people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2021
Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial technologies such as coatings and textiles containing silver and copper are helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that whatever they touch, whether that is a door handle or their own mask, is free from live SARS-CoV-2 particles. But how exactly do these antimicrobial technologies work?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2021
Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots. The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 6, 2021
Ultrashort Peptides to a Long Way for Tissue Engineering

Ultrashort Peptides to a Long Way for Tissue Engineering

A printable hydrogel made of ultrashort peptides could help shape cells into viable tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally

Scientists Create Synthetic Cell That Grows and Divides Normally

Five years ago, scientists created a single-celled synthetic organism that, with only 473 genes, was the simplest living cell ever known. However, this bacteria-like organism behaved strangely when growing and dividing, producing cells with wildly different shapes and sizes. Now, scientists have identified seven genes that can be added to tame the cells' unruly nature, causing them to neatly divide into uniform orbs.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from SmartLab Digital 2021

Report from SmartLab Digital 2021

SmartLab Digital 2021 was a virtual event organized by Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC. This premium article reports some of the major talking points from the event.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
External Company Press Release
INBRAIN Neuroelectronics Intelligent Graphene Based Neural Implants

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics Intelligent Graphene Based Neural Implants

Existing brain interfaces are based on metals such as platinum and iridium, which impose significant restrictions in terms of miniaturisation and signal resolution, and therefore cause considerable side effects. For this reason, there is a 50% rejection rate in candidate patients. Graphene Flagship spin-off INBRAIN Neuroelectronics uses a disruptive technology based on graphene which will overcome the current limitations of metal-based neural interfaces.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 26, 2021
Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Living tissue can heal itself from many injuries, but giving similar abilities to artificial systems, such as robots, has been extremely challenging. Now, researchers have developed small, swimming robots that can magnetically heal themselves on-the-fly after breaking into two or three pieces. The strategy could someday be used to make hardier devices for environmental or industrial clean up, the researchers say.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 9, 2021
First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

Brain-computer interfaces are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with paralysis to type on computer screens or manipulate robotic prostheses just by thinking about moving their own bodies. For years, investigational BCIs used in clinical trials have required cables to connect the sensing array in the brain to computers that decode the signals and use them to drive external devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop

Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop

In artificial intelligence, deep learning organizes algorithms into layers (the artificial neural network) that can make its own intelligent decisions. To speed up the learning process, the new network was trained using the parameters of MobileNetV2, a mobile vision application, pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset with 1.4M images.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2021
OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

A new study finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Analysis using Consumer Electronics

Skin Analysis using Consumer Electronics

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated social distancing and lockdowns, has had a tremendous impact on the beauty industry. With the closure of brick-and-mortar stores, beauty companies across the world saw significant declines in sales as they worked on accelerating the ongoing trend of moving sales online. In this article, IDTechEx presents details of commonly analyzed skin parameters compatible with optical detection.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2021
CRISPR Based COVID-19 Test Detects the Virus Even When it Mutates

CRISPR Based COVID-19 Test Detects the Virus Even When it Mutates

A team of scientists has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function in human cells under lab conditions, and more recently, in diagnostic applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2021
Automated Embryo Selection Could Have Success in Infertility Treatment

Automated Embryo Selection Could Have Success in Infertility Treatment

Researchers have applied artificial intelligence methods to evaluate data of human embryo development. The AI based system photographs the embryos every five minutes, processes the data of their development and notifies any anomalies observed. This increases the likelihood of choosing the most viable and healthy early-stage embryo for IVF procedures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells

Scientists Create Model of an Early Human Embryo from Skin Cells

In a discovery that will revolutionize research into the causes of early miscarriage, infertility and the study of early human development - an international team of scientists has generated a model of a human embryo from skin cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2021
Crying Human Tear Glands Grown in the Lab

Crying Human Tear Glands Grown in the Lab

Researchers used organoid technology to grow miniature human tear glands that actually cry. The organoids serve as a model to study how certain cells in the human tear gland produce tears or fail to do so. Scientists everywhere can use the model to identify new treatment options for patients with tear gland disorders, such as dry eye disease.
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