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Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 11, 2022
Diabetes Technology Market: Continuous Glucose Monitors Drives Growth

Diabetes Technology Market: Continuous Glucose Monitors Drives Growth

By the year 2032, IDTechEx predicts the test strip industry to make up only 6.7% of the overall diabetes management device market, down from a peak of 63.4% in 2010.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2022
Successfully Treating Diabetes with Ultrasound

Successfully Treating Diabetes with Ultrasound

A multi-institutional team has demonstrated the ability to use ultrasound to stimulate specific neurometabolic pathways in the body to prevent or reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes in three different preclinical models.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Continuous Glucose Monitors

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Continuous Glucose Monitors

Thursday 28 April 2022 - A New Era for Diabetes Management. Discussions on how CGMs can drive diabetes management digital health platforms; overview on how a growing CGM industry will affect the insulin delivery industry; future targets of the diabetes management technology industry and several examples of technologies being developed to meet these targets.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2022
Smart Bandage Releases Medication as Soon as Infection Starts

Smart Bandage Releases Medication as Soon as Infection Starts

A bandage that releases medication as soon as an infection starts in a wound could treat injuries more efficiently. Researchers are currently working on polymer fibers that soften as soon as the environment heats up due to an infection, thereby releasing antimicrobial drugs.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2022
AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

A study unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image analysis. Using their automated cell culture platform, scientists at the successfully identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease by creating and profiling over a million images of skin cells from a cohort of 91 patients and healthy controls.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2022
Sensor for Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Tests

Sensor for Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Tests

A COVID-19 sensor developed at Johns Hopkins University could revolutionize virus testing by adding accuracy and speed to a process that frustrated many during the pandemic. In a new study the researchers describe the new sensor, which requires no sample preparation and minimal operator expertise, offering a strong advantage over existing testing methods, especially for population-wide testing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Bio-FETs for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Bio-FETs for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Bio-FETs are biosensor transducers that utilize transistors for biological applications, such as rapid medical diagnostic tests. They have emerged as a label-free technology to rival incumbent, labelled transduction methods. In this premium article, IDTechEx explores the players developing bio-FET technologies, discusses the use of graphene and carbon nanotubes as semiconductor materials in bio-FETs, and identifies the advantages and constraints to bio-FETs in rapid diagnostics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

In a pair of world firsts, scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells and identified promising early signs of sperm-producing capabilities. They hope the technique will one day offer a solution for people living with presently untreatable forms of male infertility.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

The Artificial Intelligence-Guided Ultrasound Intervention Device (AI-GUIDE) is a handheld platform technology that has the potential to help personnel with simple training to quickly install a catheter into a common femoral vessel, enabling rapid treatment at the point of injury.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Researchers have developed tools to help trainee surgeons master intricate surgical procedures in the form of surgical gloves containing electronics to record the subtle, fast and controlled hand movements of skilled surgeons.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 28, 2022
A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs - to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 millimetres in diameter, about twice the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. Magnets on the outside of the patient will be used to guide the magnetic tentacle robot into place.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2022
Artificial Intelligence Tool May Help Predict Heart Attacks

Artificial Intelligence Tool May Help Predict Heart Attacks

Investigators from Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence-enabled tool that may make it easier to predict if a person will have a heart attack. The tool accurately predicted which patients would experience a heart attack in five years based on the amount and composition of plaque in arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 24, 2022
Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones

Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones

An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 22, 2022
10,000  Patient Eyes Examined with Wearable AR/VR Diagnostic Platform

10,000 Patient Eyes Examined with Wearable AR/VR Diagnostic Platform

The company's platform delivers real-time vision diagnoses with six vision diagnostic exams, supported with five reimbursable CPT medical billing codes, in a single, wearable AR/VR headset. Eye care physicians can perform suprathreshold and full threshold visual fields, contrast sensitivity testing, color vision screening (both Ishihara and the Farnsworth D-15 extended color vision test), and dark adaptation. The platform replaces several legacy diagnostic devices and exceeds traditional standards of care in usability, cost, size, and portability.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Constructing Lateral Flow Assays

Constructing Lateral Flow Assays

Lateral flow assays (LFA) have been critical to rapid diagnostics during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their production volume has almost quadrupled. This premium article explains the mechanism and technology of LFAs, describes the manufacturing process of the LFA, and explores its design consideration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 16, 2022
New Brain-Computer Interface With a Flexible Backing

New Brain-Computer Interface With a Flexible Backing

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of brain-computer interface allows the device to more evenly conform to the brain's complex curved surface and to more uniformly distribute the microneedles that pierce the cortex. The microneedles, which are 10 times thinner than the human hair, protrude from the flexible backing, penetrate the surface of the brain tissue without piercing surface venules, and record signals from nearby nerve cells evenly across a wide area of the cortex.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 15, 2022
Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants

Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants

Long-term use of implantable electronic medical devices - such as pacemakers and cochlear implants - is hampered by the body's reaction to foreign bodies. Now, in a study in mice has shown that this reaction can be dramatically reduced by incorporating an anti-inflammatory drug into the silicone coating around the implant.
External Company Press Release
Oxford Medical Products raises £2.5 million for Hydrogel Weight Loss

Oxford Medical Products raises £2.5 million for Hydrogel Weight Loss

Oxford Medical Products has raised £2.5M in equity investment to conduct first human trials of Sirona, its innovative non-surgical weight-loss solution. Sirona is a hydrogel-based technology in a tablet format that, once swallowed, expands in the stomach, stops feelings of hunger and suppresses appetite.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 10, 2022
AI and Robotics to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

AI and Robotics to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

By employing artificial intelligence and robotics to formulate therapeutic proteins, a team of researchers has successfully stabilized an enzyme able to degrade scar tissue resulting from spinal cord injuries and promote tissue regeneration.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Technology for Managing Diabetes Complications

Technology for Managing Diabetes Complications

Poor control of diabetes can lead to a higher risk of many complications. This premium article investigates the effects of diabetes, including ketoacidosis, neuropathy and the consequent foot ulcers, and retinopathy. It also delves into the emergent options in complication management, such as diabetic retinopathy, the management of foot ulcers with developments in wearables and e-textiles, and electrochemical and urine strips for detection of ketone levels.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 11, 2022
Diabetes Technology Market: Continuous Glucose Monitors Drives Growth

Diabetes Technology Market: Continuous Glucose Monitors Drives Growth

By the year 2032, IDTechEx predicts the test strip industry to make up only 6.7% of the overall diabetes management device market, down from a peak of 63.4% in 2010.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 5, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Continuous Glucose Monitors

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Continuous Glucose Monitors

Thursday 28 April 2022 - A New Era for Diabetes Management. Discussions on how CGMs can drive diabetes management digital health platforms; overview on how a growing CGM industry will affect the insulin delivery industry; future targets of the diabetes management technology industry and several examples of technologies being developed to meet these targets.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2022
AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

A study unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image analysis. Using their automated cell culture platform, scientists at the successfully identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease by creating and profiling over a million images of skin cells from a cohort of 91 patients and healthy controls.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Bio-FETs for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Bio-FETs for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Bio-FETs are biosensor transducers that utilize transistors for biological applications, such as rapid medical diagnostic tests. They have emerged as a label-free technology to rival incumbent, labelled transduction methods. In this premium article, IDTechEx explores the players developing bio-FET technologies, discusses the use of graphene and carbon nanotubes as semiconductor materials in bio-FETs, and identifies the advantages and constraints to bio-FETs in rapid diagnostics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

The Artificial Intelligence-Guided Ultrasound Intervention Device (AI-GUIDE) is a handheld platform technology that has the potential to help personnel with simple training to quickly install a catheter into a common femoral vessel, enabling rapid treatment at the point of injury.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 28, 2022
A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs - to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 millimetres in diameter, about twice the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. Magnets on the outside of the patient will be used to guide the magnetic tentacle robot into place.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 24, 2022
Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones

Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones

An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Constructing Lateral Flow Assays

Constructing Lateral Flow Assays

Lateral flow assays (LFA) have been critical to rapid diagnostics during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their production volume has almost quadrupled. This premium article explains the mechanism and technology of LFAs, describes the manufacturing process of the LFA, and explores its design consideration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 15, 2022
Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants

Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants

Long-term use of implantable electronic medical devices - such as pacemakers and cochlear implants - is hampered by the body's reaction to foreign bodies. Now, in a study in mice has shown that this reaction can be dramatically reduced by incorporating an anti-inflammatory drug into the silicone coating around the implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 10, 2022
AI and Robotics to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

AI and Robotics to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

By employing artificial intelligence and robotics to formulate therapeutic proteins, a team of researchers has successfully stabilized an enzyme able to degrade scar tissue resulting from spinal cord injuries and promote tissue regeneration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 7, 2022
Successfully Treating Diabetes with Ultrasound

Successfully Treating Diabetes with Ultrasound

A multi-institutional team has demonstrated the ability to use ultrasound to stimulate specific neurometabolic pathways in the body to prevent or reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes in three different preclinical models.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 4, 2022
Smart Bandage Releases Medication as Soon as Infection Starts

Smart Bandage Releases Medication as Soon as Infection Starts

A bandage that releases medication as soon as an infection starts in a wound could treat injuries more efficiently. Researchers are currently working on polymer fibers that soften as soon as the environment heats up due to an infection, thereby releasing antimicrobial drugs.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 31, 2022
Sensor for Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Tests

Sensor for Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Tests

A COVID-19 sensor developed at Johns Hopkins University could revolutionize virus testing by adding accuracy and speed to a process that frustrated many during the pandemic. In a new study the researchers describe the new sensor, which requires no sample preparation and minimal operator expertise, offering a strong advantage over existing testing methods, especially for population-wide testing.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

In a pair of world firsts, scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells and identified promising early signs of sperm-producing capabilities. They hope the technique will one day offer a solution for people living with presently untreatable forms of male infertility.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Researchers have developed tools to help trainee surgeons master intricate surgical procedures in the form of surgical gloves containing electronics to record the subtle, fast and controlled hand movements of skilled surgeons.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 25, 2022
Artificial Intelligence Tool May Help Predict Heart Attacks

Artificial Intelligence Tool May Help Predict Heart Attacks

Investigators from Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence-enabled tool that may make it easier to predict if a person will have a heart attack. The tool accurately predicted which patients would experience a heart attack in five years based on the amount and composition of plaque in arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 22, 2022
10,000  Patient Eyes Examined with Wearable AR/VR Diagnostic Platform

10,000 Patient Eyes Examined with Wearable AR/VR Diagnostic Platform

The company's platform delivers real-time vision diagnoses with six vision diagnostic exams, supported with five reimbursable CPT medical billing codes, in a single, wearable AR/VR headset. Eye care physicians can perform suprathreshold and full threshold visual fields, contrast sensitivity testing, color vision screening (both Ishihara and the Farnsworth D-15 extended color vision test), and dark adaptation. The platform replaces several legacy diagnostic devices and exceeds traditional standards of care in usability, cost, size, and portability.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 16, 2022
New Brain-Computer Interface With a Flexible Backing

New Brain-Computer Interface With a Flexible Backing

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of brain-computer interface allows the device to more evenly conform to the brain's complex curved surface and to more uniformly distribute the microneedles that pierce the cortex. The microneedles, which are 10 times thinner than the human hair, protrude from the flexible backing, penetrate the surface of the brain tissue without piercing surface venules, and record signals from nearby nerve cells evenly across a wide area of the cortex.
External Company Press Release
Oxford Medical Products raises £2.5 million for Hydrogel Weight Loss

Oxford Medical Products raises £2.5 million for Hydrogel Weight Loss

Oxford Medical Products has raised £2.5M in equity investment to conduct first human trials of Sirona, its innovative non-surgical weight-loss solution. Sirona is a hydrogel-based technology in a tablet format that, once swallowed, expands in the stomach, stops feelings of hunger and suppresses appetite.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Technology for Managing Diabetes Complications

Technology for Managing Diabetes Complications

Poor control of diabetes can lead to a higher risk of many complications. This premium article investigates the effects of diabetes, including ketoacidosis, neuropathy and the consequent foot ulcers, and retinopathy. It also delves into the emergent options in complication management, such as diabetic retinopathy, the management of foot ulcers with developments in wearables and e-textiles, and electrochemical and urine strips for detection of ketone levels.
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