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Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

A New Zealand company has developed and launched an innovative filter media for face masks and air filtration systems that kills bacteria and viruses, including the Human coronavirus 229E. Auckland based company NanoLayr, a deep tech manufacturer specialising in nanofibre production at scale, has added manuka oil to its patented nanofibre filter product FilterLayr, to create a N95 rated filter media.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Many of the products we encounter daily — from deodorant to pesticides to paint — release molecules that drift through the air. Breathing in enough of the wrong ones can cause serious and potentially long-term health problems. However, it can be hard to estimate exposure because current devices are limited in what they can detect.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Facial Recognition for Premature Babies

Facial Recognition for Premature Babies

Researchers have designed a computer vision system that can automatically detect a tiny baby's face in a hospital bed and remotely monitor its vital signs from a digital camera with the same accuracy as an electrocardiogram machine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin are being developed in a joint project. The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. Preclinical tests have confirmed that it is suitable for use as a wound dressing material used in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications

Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications

Scientists have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 26, 2021
First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

Scientists used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cows to 3D-print a meat alternative containing muscle, fat, and blood vessels arranged to closely resemble conventional steaks. This work may help usher in a more sustainable future with widely available cultured meat.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies M to Z

Metamaterial companies M to Z

Part 2 of IDTechEx's overview of metamaterial companies
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots or intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges for research. One of the biggest is the development of tiny but efficient energy storage devices that enable the operation of autonomously working microsystems - in more and more smaller areas of the human body for example.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies A to M

Metamaterial companies A to M

In recent metamaterial premium articles we have assessed three metamaterial companies - two in thermal and one in optical. Here we look at others that are in other types of metamaterial technology and application.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to a range of technologies and services that allow for the monitoring of a patient's health status, typically when they are outside of typical health delivery settings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
AI Blood Testing Technology Can ID Lung Cancers with High Accuracy

AI Blood Testing Technology Can ID Lung Cancers with High Accuracy

A novel artificial intelligence blood testing technology was found to detect over 90% of lung cancers in samples from nearly 800 individuals with and without cancer.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum

3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum

The PhonoGraft device is a 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be implanted to repair a damaged eardrum. If its clinical development is successful, the PhonoGraft technology could mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with ear drum perforations that affect millions of individuals worldwide.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Metamaterial Applications

Terahertz Metamaterial Applications

Terahertz waves are electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than microwaves but lower than normal infrared radiation and visible light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2021
Machine Learning to Assess Risk of Schizophrenia in a Blood Sample

Machine Learning to Assess Risk of Schizophrenia in a Blood Sample

Schizophrenia is a devastating disease that affects about 1% of the world's population. Although genetic and environmental components seem to be involved in the condition, current evidence only explains a small portion of cases, suggesting that other factors, such as epigenetic, also could be important.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

A New Zealand company has developed and launched an innovative filter media for face masks and air filtration systems that kills bacteria and viruses, including the Human coronavirus 229E. Auckland based company NanoLayr, a deep tech manufacturer specialising in nanofibre production at scale, has added manuka oil to its patented nanofibre filter product FilterLayr, to create a N95 rated filter media.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Many of the products we encounter daily — from deodorant to pesticides to paint — release molecules that drift through the air. Breathing in enough of the wrong ones can cause serious and potentially long-term health problems. However, it can be hard to estimate exposure because current devices are limited in what they can detect.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications

Pollen Developed Into 3D Printing Ink for Biomedical Applications

Scientists have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies M to Z

Metamaterial companies M to Z

Part 2 of IDTechEx's overview of metamaterial companies
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots or intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges for research. One of the biggest is the development of tiny but efficient energy storage devices that enable the operation of autonomously working microsystems - in more and more smaller areas of the human body for example.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to a range of technologies and services that allow for the monitoring of a patient's health status, typically when they are outside of typical health delivery settings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum

3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum

The PhonoGraft device is a 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be implanted to repair a damaged eardrum. If its clinical development is successful, the PhonoGraft technology could mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with ear drum perforations that affect millions of individuals worldwide.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2021
Machine Learning to Assess Risk of Schizophrenia in a Blood Sample

Machine Learning to Assess Risk of Schizophrenia in a Blood Sample

Schizophrenia is a devastating disease that affects about 1% of the world's population. Although genetic and environmental components seem to be involved in the condition, current evidence only explains a small portion of cases, suggesting that other factors, such as epigenetic, also could be important.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Facial Recognition for Premature Babies

Facial Recognition for Premature Babies

Researchers have designed a computer vision system that can automatically detect a tiny baby's face in a hospital bed and remotely monitor its vital signs from a digital camera with the same accuracy as an electrocardiogram machine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin are being developed in a joint project. The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. Preclinical tests have confirmed that it is suitable for use as a wound dressing material used in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 26, 2021
First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

Scientists used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cows to 3D-print a meat alternative containing muscle, fat, and blood vessels arranged to closely resemble conventional steaks. This work may help usher in a more sustainable future with widely available cultured meat.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies A to M

Metamaterial companies A to M

In recent metamaterial premium articles we have assessed three metamaterial companies - two in thermal and one in optical. Here we look at others that are in other types of metamaterial technology and application.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
AI Blood Testing Technology Can ID Lung Cancers with High Accuracy

AI Blood Testing Technology Can ID Lung Cancers with High Accuracy

A novel artificial intelligence blood testing technology was found to detect over 90% of lung cancers in samples from nearly 800 individuals with and without cancer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Metamaterial Applications

Terahertz Metamaterial Applications

Terahertz waves are electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than microwaves but lower than normal infrared radiation and visible light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
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