Hosted by IDTechEx
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 7, 2021
Oncology Is a Major Focus for Many AI Drug Discovery Companies

Oncology Is a Major Focus for Many AI Drug Discovery Companies

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the drug discovery process is promising to drastically cut down timelines and costs of bringing new therapies to patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 7, 2021
3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Researchers have succeeded in creating a hierarchical blood vessel network, necessary for supplying blood to implanted tissue using 3D printing for creating big and small blood vessels to form for the first time a system that contained a functional combination of both.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 6, 2021
A 3D Multifunctional and Flexible Neural Interface

A 3D Multifunctional and Flexible Neural Interface

Being able to measure the electrical activity of the brain has helped us gain a much better understanding of the brain's processes, functions, and diseases over the past decades. So far, much of this activity has been measured via electrodes placed on the scalp; however, being able to acquire signals directly from inside the brain itself during daily life activities could take neuroscience and neuromedicine to completely new levels.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

In medicine, as well as in the healthcare and medical device industries, different conditions, specialisms, products, and companies alike are often organized around specific therapeutic areas. Whilst this is an excellent and efficient way to enable adequate specialization, there are also cases where a more general approach to patient monitoring is required.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

A team of bioengineers has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
AI May Predict the Next Virus to Jump from Animals to Humans

AI May Predict the Next Virus to Jump from Animals to Humans

Most emerging infectious diseases of humans (like COVID-19) are zoonotic - caused by viruses originating from other animal species. Identifying high-risk viruses earlier can improve research and surveillance priorities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Gene-Editing Technique CRISPR Clinical Trial to Improve Sight

Gene-Editing Technique CRISPR Clinical Trial to Improve Sight

Oregon woman with impaired vision hopes medical advances will mean children with CEP290 gene mutations won't need to experience blindness.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people have grown accustomed to wearing face masks to protect themselves and others, but that doesn't mean the masks are always comfortable — especially during exercise. Now, researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 28, 2021
3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

Scientists have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. The resulting immune response from the vaccine patch was 10 times greater than vaccine delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, according to a study conducted in animals.
External Company Press Release
Advanced Neurostimulation Device For Pelvic Nerve Disorders

Advanced Neurostimulation Device For Pelvic Nerve Disorders

Imec announces a collaboration to develop a next-generation implantable device for peripheral nerve stimulation together with NeuroGyn AG, a Swiss medtech company specialized in neurostimulaton and surgical solutions for pelvic nerve disorders.
External Company Press Release
Know Labs Expands Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Product Portfolio

Know Labs Expands Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Product Portfolio

The KnowU is a convenient, non-wearable, on-the-go alternative to fingersticks, which are used to check blood glucose levels, often multiple times per day, by more than 90% of the global population with diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 27, 2021
Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound

Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound

A team of engineers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers - whose movements were inspired by bacteria and sperm - could one day be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 24, 2021
Antibiotic Levels Measurable in Breath for First Time

Antibiotic Levels Measurable in Breath for First Time

A team of engineers and biotechnologists has for the first time shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements also corresponded to the antibiotic concentrations in the blood. The team's biosensor - a multiplex chip that allows simultaneous measurement of several specimens and test substances - will in future enable personalized dosing of medicines against infectious diseases on-site and help to minimize the development of resistant strains of bacteria.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement

TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement

Omron engineers have worked hard to create long lasting and reliable sensing products for manufacturers and product designers. With continued growth of smart sensor demand within the touchless market and for the medical industry, Omron has continued improvements on their latest sensing product, the B5L Time of Flight sensor.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
First-in-World Heart Implant: Women Receives Novel Artificial Heart

First-in-World Heart Implant: Women Receives Novel Artificial Heart

A cardiothoracic surgical team has performed the world's first Aeson bioprosthetic total artificial heart implantation in a female patient. The investigational device, currently intended as a bridge to heart transplant, is part of an Early Feasibility Study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
Tuning Flexible Circuits with Light

Tuning Flexible Circuits with Light

Researchers use ultraviolet light to tune circuit performance with a photoreactive polymer based on controlled changes in the chemical structure, which may lead to the development of wearable electronics and medical sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 7, 2021
Oncology Is a Major Focus for Many AI Drug Discovery Companies

Oncology Is a Major Focus for Many AI Drug Discovery Companies

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the drug discovery process is promising to drastically cut down timelines and costs of bringing new therapies to patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 6, 2021
A 3D Multifunctional and Flexible Neural Interface

A 3D Multifunctional and Flexible Neural Interface

Being able to measure the electrical activity of the brain has helped us gain a much better understanding of the brain's processes, functions, and diseases over the past decades. So far, much of this activity has been measured via electrodes placed on the scalp; however, being able to acquire signals directly from inside the brain itself during daily life activities could take neuroscience and neuromedicine to completely new levels.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

A team of bioengineers has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
AI May Predict the Next Virus to Jump from Animals to Humans

AI May Predict the Next Virus to Jump from Animals to Humans

Most emerging infectious diseases of humans (like COVID-19) are zoonotic - caused by viruses originating from other animal species. Identifying high-risk viruses earlier can improve research and surveillance priorities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 28, 2021
3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

Scientists have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. The resulting immune response from the vaccine patch was 10 times greater than vaccine delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, according to a study conducted in animals.
External Company Press Release
Know Labs Expands Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Product Portfolio

Know Labs Expands Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Product Portfolio

The KnowU is a convenient, non-wearable, on-the-go alternative to fingersticks, which are used to check blood glucose levels, often multiple times per day, by more than 90% of the global population with diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 24, 2021
Antibiotic Levels Measurable in Breath for First Time

Antibiotic Levels Measurable in Breath for First Time

A team of engineers and biotechnologists has for the first time shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples. The breath measurements also corresponded to the antibiotic concentrations in the blood. The team's biosensor - a multiplex chip that allows simultaneous measurement of several specimens and test substances - will in future enable personalized dosing of medicines against infectious diseases on-site and help to minimize the development of resistant strains of bacteria.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
First-in-World Heart Implant: Women Receives Novel Artificial Heart

First-in-World Heart Implant: Women Receives Novel Artificial Heart

A cardiothoracic surgical team has performed the world's first Aeson bioprosthetic total artificial heart implantation in a female patient. The investigational device, currently intended as a bridge to heart transplant, is part of an Early Feasibility Study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 7, 2021
3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Researchers have succeeded in creating a hierarchical blood vessel network, necessary for supplying blood to implanted tissue using 3D printing for creating big and small blood vessels to form for the first time a system that contained a functional combination of both.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

In medicine, as well as in the healthcare and medical device industries, different conditions, specialisms, products, and companies alike are often organized around specific therapeutic areas. Whilst this is an excellent and efficient way to enable adequate specialization, there are also cases where a more general approach to patient monitoring is required.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Gene-Editing Technique CRISPR Clinical Trial to Improve Sight

Gene-Editing Technique CRISPR Clinical Trial to Improve Sight

Oregon woman with impaired vision hopes medical advances will mean children with CEP290 gene mutations won't need to experience blindness.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people have grown accustomed to wearing face masks to protect themselves and others, but that doesn't mean the masks are always comfortable — especially during exercise. Now, researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 29, 2021
Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Smart Textiles Powered by Body Movement for Remote Health Monitoring

Absorbing the movement from the body, these super-smart textiles will not only power electronic components, but also act as self-powered functional sensors that are able to accurately sense the movements of targeted body parts.
External Company Press Release
Advanced Neurostimulation Device For Pelvic Nerve Disorders

Advanced Neurostimulation Device For Pelvic Nerve Disorders

Imec announces a collaboration to develop a next-generation implantable device for peripheral nerve stimulation together with NeuroGyn AG, a Swiss medtech company specialized in neurostimulaton and surgical solutions for pelvic nerve disorders.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 27, 2021
Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound

Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound

A team of engineers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers - whose movements were inspired by bacteria and sperm - could one day be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement

TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement

Omron engineers have worked hard to create long lasting and reliable sensing products for manufacturers and product designers. With continued growth of smart sensor demand within the touchless market and for the medical industry, Omron has continued improvements on their latest sensing product, the B5L Time of Flight sensor.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2021
Tuning Flexible Circuits with Light

Tuning Flexible Circuits with Light

Researchers use ultraviolet light to tune circuit performance with a photoreactive polymer based on controlled changes in the chemical structure, which may lead to the development of wearable electronics and medical sensors.
More IDTechEx Journals