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Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2018
Implantable device aids weight loss

Implantable device aids weight loss

New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2018
A painless adhesive for bandaids

A painless adhesive for bandaids

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2018
Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Researchers have developed a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. A team produced so-called 'hybrid biosensor' scaffold materials, which are based on cellulose matrices labeled with pH- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent proteins. These materials enable visualization of the metabolism and other important biomarkers in the engineered artificial tissues by microscopy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2018
Cancer cells distinguished neural network

Cancer cells distinguished neural network

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that would be most effective, but the methods of doing this are time-consuming and often hampered by human error and the limits of human sight.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

David Pearce and Steve Schaefer discuss ViCardio, the new beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitor with Principal Analyst James Hayward at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, CA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2018
Smartphone-based ovulation test

Smartphone-based ovulation test

Investigators are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence and the ubiquity of smartphones, the team has built an ovulation testing tool that can automatically detect fern patterns in a saliva sample.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 14, 2018
Tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection

Tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection

A physicist creates tiny sensors that detect, characterize and analyze protein-protein interactions in blood serum. Information from PPIs could be a boon to the biomedical industry, as researchers seek to nullify proteins that allow cancer cells to grow and spread.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2018
Growing skin in the lab for the treatment of advanced wounds

Growing skin in the lab for the treatment of advanced wounds

Though there are many medical devices that can be used in the care of advanced wounds, there is significant clinical research to support that biological therapies provide superior healing ability.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2018
Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Producing effective epidermal electronics requires a strong, biocompatible interface between a biological surface and a sensor. A research team has employed a calcium-modified silk fibroin as a biocompatible and strong adhesive. This technology led to the development of epidermal electronics with strong adhesion for patients who need drug injections and physiological monitoring over a long time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2018
3D‑printed glucose biosensors

3D‑printed glucose biosensors

A 3D‑printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors has been created. The work could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2018
Early detection of epilepsy in children with deep learning

Early detection of epilepsy in children with deep learning

Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through deep learning, a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 11, 2018
How to regrow long bone segments using 3D printing

How to regrow long bone segments using 3D printing

Not all broken bones heal. But one scientist hopes to remedy that problem using a combination of 3D printing and adult stem cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
Stimulating the brain without major surgery

Stimulating the brain without major surgery

A team of researchers have been working on a replacement for open brain surgery since 2012, inventing a stimulation device that can be implanted in blood vessels next to the brain's motor cortex, in a minimally invasive procedure involving a small 'keyhole' incision in the neck.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic skin patches, studying this emerging wearable technology product type that so many companies are investing heavily to develop and commercialize.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Though the business of pet wearables was been driven by novelty in its inception, the hype is almost over and we have emerged with a couple of enduring business models.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2018
Implantable device aids weight loss

Implantable device aids weight loss

New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2018
A painless adhesive for bandaids

A painless adhesive for bandaids

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

Beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitoring

David Pearce and Steve Schaefer discuss ViCardio, the new beat-to-beat, non-invasive, wearable blood pressure monitor with Principal Analyst James Hayward at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, CA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2018
Smartphone-based ovulation test

Smartphone-based ovulation test

Investigators are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence and the ubiquity of smartphones, the team has built an ovulation testing tool that can automatically detect fern patterns in a saliva sample.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2018
Growing skin in the lab for the treatment of advanced wounds

Growing skin in the lab for the treatment of advanced wounds

Though there are many medical devices that can be used in the care of advanced wounds, there is significant clinical research to support that biological therapies provide superior healing ability.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2018
3D‑printed glucose biosensors

3D‑printed glucose biosensors

A 3D‑printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors has been created. The work could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 11, 2018
How to regrow long bone segments using 3D printing

How to regrow long bone segments using 3D printing

Not all broken bones heal. But one scientist hopes to remedy that problem using a combination of 3D printing and adult stem cells.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic skin patches, studying this emerging wearable technology product type that so many companies are investing heavily to develop and commercialize.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Though the business of pet wearables was been driven by novelty in its inception, the hype is almost over and we have emerged with a couple of enduring business models.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2018
Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering

Researchers have developed a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. A team produced so-called 'hybrid biosensor' scaffold materials, which are based on cellulose matrices labeled with pH- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent proteins. These materials enable visualization of the metabolism and other important biomarkers in the engineered artificial tissues by microscopy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2018
Cancer cells distinguished neural network

Cancer cells distinguished neural network

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that would be most effective, but the methods of doing this are time-consuming and often hampered by human error and the limits of human sight.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2018
Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

Better biomedical devices, wearable displays

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 14, 2018
Tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection

Tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection

A physicist creates tiny sensors that detect, characterize and analyze protein-protein interactions in blood serum. Information from PPIs could be a boon to the biomedical industry, as researchers seek to nullify proteins that allow cancer cells to grow and spread.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2018
Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Producing effective epidermal electronics requires a strong, biocompatible interface between a biological surface and a sensor. A research team has employed a calcium-modified silk fibroin as a biocompatible and strong adhesive. This technology led to the development of epidermal electronics with strong adhesion for patients who need drug injections and physiological monitoring over a long time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2018
Early detection of epilepsy in children with deep learning

Early detection of epilepsy in children with deep learning

Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through deep learning, a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
Stimulating the brain without major surgery

Stimulating the brain without major surgery

A team of researchers have been working on a replacement for open brain surgery since 2012, inventing a stimulation device that can be implanted in blood vessels next to the brain's motor cortex, in a minimally invasive procedure involving a small 'keyhole' incision in the neck.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
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