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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 2, 2021
AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

Artificial intelligence technology is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

Advanced formulation designed to improve reliability and productivity for power semiconductor die attach
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Mosquitoes are one of humanity's greatest nemeses, estimated to spread infections to nearly 700 million people per year and cause more than one million deaths.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The emerging field of tissue engineering aims to harness the human body's natural ability to heal itself, to rebuild bone and muscle lost to tumours or injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2021
Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
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
Jun 2, 2021
AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

AI is Helping doctors Manage COVID-19

Artificial intelligence technology is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Sinter Paste

Advanced formulation designed to improve reliability and productivity for power semiconductor die attach
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

New Technique Breaks the Mould for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers have flipped traditional 3D printing to create some of the most intricate biomedical structures yet, advancing the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The emerging field of tissue engineering aims to harness the human body's natural ability to heal itself, to rebuild bone and muscle lost to tumours or injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2021
Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

Organic, Printable Device Could Restore Sight to the Blind

A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
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 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Researchers Are First to Create Sterile Male Mosquitoes Using CRISPR

Mosquitoes are one of humanity's greatest nemeses, estimated to spread infections to nearly 700 million people per year and cause more than one million deaths.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2021
New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

New Possibilities for 3D-Printing Human Tissue, Vocal Chord Repair

There is no replacement for the vocal cords when damage is severe or permanent. Now, a team of materials scientists has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future. Their novel soft material, called an elastomer, is very stretchable and 10,000 times softer than a conventional rubber, matching the mechanical properties of vocal cords. The elastomer can be 3D printed for use in health care.
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.
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