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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 1, 2021
3D Printable Gels With a Variety of Functional Properties

3D Printable Gels With a Variety of Functional Properties

A process that uses heat to change the arrangement of molecular rings on a chemical chain creates 3D-printable gels with a variety of functional properties, according to a study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 1, 2021
First-Ever Transient Pacemaker Dissolves in the Body

First-Ever Transient Pacemaker Dissolves in the Body

Researchers have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker — a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it's no longer needed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 30, 2021
CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

This third generation CRISPR system focuses on multiplexed gene activation, meaning that it can boost the function of multiple genes simultaneously.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 29, 2021
Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19

Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19

Most people associate the term "wearable" with a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or wireless earbuds. But what if you could wear cutting-edge biotechnology in your clothing, and it could warn you when you were exposed to something dangerous?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 29, 2021
Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 28, 2021
COVID-19 Helps Drive Electronic Skin Patches Market to $10bn in 2021

COVID-19 Helps Drive Electronic Skin Patches Market to $10bn in 2021

IDTechEx have released their latest report on Electronic Skin Patches. The report, titled "Electronic Skin Patches 2021-2031", covers the market, technology, and players in this unique product sector, and predicts that the sector will be worth $10bn in annual revenue in 2021.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 28, 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity

A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 25, 2021
No Lab Required: New Technology Can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

No Lab Required: New Technology Can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

Engineering, biochemistry and medical researchers have combined their skills to create a hand-held rapid test for bacterial infections that can produce accurate, reliable results in less than an hour, eliminating the need to send samples to a lab.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 25, 2021
Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer

Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer

A research team have developed bio-inks for biosensors that could help localize critical regions in tissues and organs during surgical operations.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 24, 2021
Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-Op Adhesions

Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-Op Adhesions

A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents. The team of engineers, scientists and physicians also conducted a pilot study on porcine hearts, with promising results.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 23, 2021
"Electronic Nose" Accurately Sniffs Out Hard-to-Detect Cancers

"Electronic Nose" Accurately Sniffs Out Hard-to-Detect Cancers

An odor-based test that sniffs out vapors emanating from blood samples was able to distinguish between benign and pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 22, 2021
Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics, Robots Sense Injury

Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics, Robots Sense Injury

When someone bumps their elbow against a wall, they not only feel pain but also might experience bruising. Robots and prosthetic limbs don't have these warning signs, which could lead to further injury. Now, researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and also changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 18, 2021
3D Printed Custom Medical Devices with Bacterial Resistance

3D Printed Custom Medical Devices with Bacterial Resistance

Using a new 3D printing process, researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 16, 2021
Ultrasound Neuromodulation: Integrating Medicine and Engineering

Ultrasound Neuromodulation: Integrating Medicine and Engineering

Neurological diseases associated with dysfunctions of neural circuits, including Alzheimer's disease depression and epilepsy, have become increasingly prevalent. To tackle these issues, artificial stimulation or regulation of specific neural circuits and nuclei are employed to alleviate or cure certain neurological diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 14, 2021
3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

Two teams of scientists have won first and second place in NASA's Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 11, 2021
GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

At least 5 million people worldwide are living with lupus, one of the most complex autoimmune diseases. It's difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. Patient-generated data, including data from wearable devices, is becoming an integral part of chronic disease care as it enables continuous monitoring of pertinent health signals both in and outside of the clinic.
External Company Press Release
Evonik Presents 3D Printable PEEK Care Filament

Evonik Presents 3D Printable PEEK Care Filament

The high-performance polymer can be processed in common extrusion-based 3D printing technologies such as fused filament fabrication or fused deposition modeling. With the product launch, Evonik is expanding the possibilities for individual treatment of patients using additive manufacturing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI has been successfully applied to speed up virtual screening, de novo drug discovery, and can be utilized to optimize compounds to have drug-like properties. Processes that typically take several years can be reduced to a matter of months.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be
External Company Press Release
Injectable Implants Track Body Temperature, World First Clinical Study

Injectable Implants Track Body Temperature, World First Clinical Study

Study concludes that digital implants in humans display similar performance as standard medical devices, which opens for many potential areas of use. The company is now offering the implants as an open research platform for body temperature measurements for example screening of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 1, 2021
3D Printable Gels With a Variety of Functional Properties

3D Printable Gels With a Variety of Functional Properties

A process that uses heat to change the arrangement of molecular rings on a chemical chain creates 3D-printable gels with a variety of functional properties, according to a study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 30, 2021
CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

This third generation CRISPR system focuses on multiplexed gene activation, meaning that it can boost the function of multiple genes simultaneously.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 29, 2021
Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 28, 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity

A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 25, 2021
Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer

Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer

A research team have developed bio-inks for biosensors that could help localize critical regions in tissues and organs during surgical operations.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 23, 2021
"Electronic Nose" Accurately Sniffs Out Hard-to-Detect Cancers

"Electronic Nose" Accurately Sniffs Out Hard-to-Detect Cancers

An odor-based test that sniffs out vapors emanating from blood samples was able to distinguish between benign and pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 18, 2021
3D Printed Custom Medical Devices with Bacterial Resistance

3D Printed Custom Medical Devices with Bacterial Resistance

Using a new 3D printing process, researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 14, 2021
3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

Two teams of scientists have won first and second place in NASA's Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.
External Company Press Release
Evonik Presents 3D Printable PEEK Care Filament

Evonik Presents 3D Printable PEEK Care Filament

The high-performance polymer can be processed in common extrusion-based 3D printing technologies such as fused filament fabrication or fused deposition modeling. With the product launch, Evonik is expanding the possibilities for individual treatment of patients using additive manufacturing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 1, 2021
First-Ever Transient Pacemaker Dissolves in the Body

First-Ever Transient Pacemaker Dissolves in the Body

Researchers have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker — a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it's no longer needed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 29, 2021
Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19

Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19

Most people associate the term "wearable" with a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or wireless earbuds. But what if you could wear cutting-edge biotechnology in your clothing, and it could warn you when you were exposed to something dangerous?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 28, 2021
COVID-19 Helps Drive Electronic Skin Patches Market to $10bn in 2021

COVID-19 Helps Drive Electronic Skin Patches Market to $10bn in 2021

IDTechEx have released their latest report on Electronic Skin Patches. The report, titled "Electronic Skin Patches 2021-2031", covers the market, technology, and players in this unique product sector, and predicts that the sector will be worth $10bn in annual revenue in 2021.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 25, 2021
No Lab Required: New Technology Can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

No Lab Required: New Technology Can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

Engineering, biochemistry and medical researchers have combined their skills to create a hand-held rapid test for bacterial infections that can produce accurate, reliable results in less than an hour, eliminating the need to send samples to a lab.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 24, 2021
Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-Op Adhesions

Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-Op Adhesions

A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents. The team of engineers, scientists and physicians also conducted a pilot study on porcine hearts, with promising results.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 22, 2021
Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics, Robots Sense Injury

Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics, Robots Sense Injury

When someone bumps their elbow against a wall, they not only feel pain but also might experience bruising. Robots and prosthetic limbs don't have these warning signs, which could lead to further injury. Now, researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and also changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 16, 2021
Ultrasound Neuromodulation: Integrating Medicine and Engineering

Ultrasound Neuromodulation: Integrating Medicine and Engineering

Neurological diseases associated with dysfunctions of neural circuits, including Alzheimer's disease depression and epilepsy, have become increasingly prevalent. To tackle these issues, artificial stimulation or regulation of specific neural circuits and nuclei are employed to alleviate or cure certain neurological diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 11, 2021
GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

At least 5 million people worldwide are living with lupus, one of the most complex autoimmune diseases. It's difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. Patient-generated data, including data from wearable devices, is becoming an integral part of chronic disease care as it enables continuous monitoring of pertinent health signals both in and outside of the clinic.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI has been successfully applied to speed up virtual screening, de novo drug discovery, and can be utilized to optimize compounds to have drug-like properties. Processes that typically take several years can be reduced to a matter of months.
External Company Press Release
Injectable Implants Track Body Temperature, World First Clinical Study

Injectable Implants Track Body Temperature, World First Clinical Study

Study concludes that digital implants in humans display similar performance as standard medical devices, which opens for many potential areas of use. The company is now offering the implants as an open research platform for body temperature measurements for example screening of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.
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