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Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2021
AI Powered Dermatology Tool

AI Powered Dermatology Tool

Artificial intelligence has the potential to help clinicians care for patients and treat disease — from improving the screening process for breast cancer to helping detect tuberculosis more efficiently. When we combine these advances in AI with other technologies, like smartphone cameras, we can unlock new ways for people to stay better informed about their health, too.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 20, 2021
Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure

Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2021
AI and Brain Computer Interface Allows Paralyzed Users to Text

AI and Brain Computer Interface Allows Paralyzed Users to Text

The combination of mental effort and state-of-the-art technology have allowed a man with immobilized limbs to communicate by text at speeds rivaling those achieved by his able-bodied peers texting on a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2021
3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-printable gels with improved and highly controlled properties can be created by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of the same materials harnessed from seaweed, according to new research. The findings could have applications in biomedical materials - think of biological scaffolds for growing cells - and soft robotics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2021
Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Bandages are great for covering wounds, but they would be much more useful if they could also detect infections. By embedding nanosensors in the fibers of a bandage, researchers have created a continuous, noninvasive way to detect and monitor an infection in a wound.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2021
Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients

Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients

Researchers have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2021
Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections are potentially lethal, especially in patients with compromised immune systems. Vancomycin is one of the main treatments and is given as an intravenous injection. The reason the antibiotic is not given locally is because of its low ability to penetrate the skin. It is not given orally either because of poor absorption through the gut.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery is a critical part of diabetes management, particularly for Type 1 diabetics. Delivery of insulin has been achieved by a number of competing approaches over the last few decades, including direct injection, insulin pens and insulin pumps. This articles looks at the ecosystem as it exists today, including the latest developments around trends such as patch pumps and closed-loop delivery within this evolving commercial landscape.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 14, 2021
Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body

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

Columbia have developed the smallest single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit; implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
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 24, 2021
AI Powered Dermatology Tool

AI Powered Dermatology Tool

Artificial intelligence has the potential to help clinicians care for patients and treat disease — from improving the screening process for breast cancer to helping detect tuberculosis more efficiently. When we combine these advances in AI with other technologies, like smartphone cameras, we can unlock new ways for people to stay better informed about their health, too.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2021
AI and Brain Computer Interface Allows Paralyzed Users to Text

AI and Brain Computer Interface Allows Paralyzed Users to Text

The combination of mental effort and state-of-the-art technology have allowed a man with immobilized limbs to communicate by text at speeds rivaling those achieved by his able-bodied peers texting on a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2021
Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Bandages are great for covering wounds, but they would be much more useful if they could also detect infections. By embedding nanosensors in the fibers of a bandage, researchers have created a continuous, noninvasive way to detect and monitor an infection in a wound.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 17, 2021
Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections are potentially lethal, especially in patients with compromised immune systems. Vancomycin is one of the main treatments and is given as an intravenous injection. The reason the antibiotic is not given locally is because of its low ability to penetrate the skin. It is not given orally either because of poor absorption through the gut.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 14, 2021
Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body

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

Columbia have developed the smallest single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit; implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
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 20, 2021
Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure

Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2021
3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-printable gels with improved and highly controlled properties can be created by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of the same materials harnessed from seaweed, according to new research. The findings could have applications in biomedical materials - think of biological scaffolds for growing cells - and soft robotics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2021
Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients

Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients

Researchers have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery is a critical part of diabetes management, particularly for Type 1 diabetics. Delivery of insulin has been achieved by a number of competing approaches over the last few decades, including direct injection, insulin pens and insulin pumps. This articles looks at the ecosystem as it exists today, including the latest developments around trends such as patch pumps and closed-loop delivery within this evolving commercial landscape.
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.
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