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Implanted continuous glucose sensor proven safe

Implanted continuous glucose sensor proven safe

Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 26, 2018
Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 23, 2018
Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

A multi-stage genetic process for the formation of sting cells in sea anemones could inspire a new way of delivering drugs into the human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2018
Printing technique uses cells and molecules

Printing technique uses cells and molecules

Researchers have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2018
Novel opto-electronic neurostimulation device in final testing

Novel opto-electronic neurostimulation device in final testing

Synergia Medical SA has raised €8.1 million in a Series A funding round from new and existing investors. Synergia's NAOS system is a next-generation, small-form, MRI-safe, implanted neurostimulation device which stimulates the vagus nerve.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 19, 2018
Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Printed Electronics World reports on a groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 16, 2018
First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier

First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier

The device, which is a combination of artificial and biological components, will be fundamental for studying new therapeutic strategies to overcome blood-brain barrier and treat brain diseases, such as tumors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 15, 2018
Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. Researchers are developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 14, 2018
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 13, 2018
Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 12, 2018
New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue

New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue

Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient's DNA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 8, 2018
MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Medical Conference

3D Medical Conference

The 5th 3D Medical Conference was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 6, 2018
Heart-muscle patches created from human cells

Heart-muscle patches created from human cells

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 5, 2018
3D printing of living cells

3D printing of living cells

Using a new technique they call 'in-air microfluidics', scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and 'on-the-fly' production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissue, for example.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have discovered that bone is flexoelectric. They posit the possible role of flexoelectricity in the regeneration of bone tissue in and around the kind of microfractures incurred in bones on a daily basis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Tiny scales for medical implants and flexible electronics

Tiny scales for medical implants and flexible electronics

Scales are the material of choice for animals from pangolins to fish: They're customizable, water-friendly, strong but flexible, and easy to fix when damaged. Scientists would like to recreate this unique structure—they can imagine uses from medical implants to flexible electronics—but it's proved difficult using non-organic materials.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 26, 2018
Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2018
Printing technique uses cells and molecules

Printing technique uses cells and molecules

Researchers have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 19, 2018
Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Printed Electronics World reports on a groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 15, 2018
Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. Researchers are developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 13, 2018
Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 8, 2018
MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 6, 2018
Heart-muscle patches created from human cells

Heart-muscle patches created from human cells

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Tiny scales for medical implants and flexible electronics

Tiny scales for medical implants and flexible electronics

Scales are the material of choice for animals from pangolins to fish: They're customizable, water-friendly, strong but flexible, and easy to fix when damaged. Scientists would like to recreate this unique structure—they can imagine uses from medical implants to flexible electronics—but it's proved difficult using non-organic materials.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 23, 2018
Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

A multi-stage genetic process for the formation of sting cells in sea anemones could inspire a new way of delivering drugs into the human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 21, 2018
Novel opto-electronic neurostimulation device in final testing

Novel opto-electronic neurostimulation device in final testing

Synergia Medical SA has raised €8.1 million in a Series A funding round from new and existing investors. Synergia's NAOS system is a next-generation, small-form, MRI-safe, implanted neurostimulation device which stimulates the vagus nerve.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 16, 2018
First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier

First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier

The device, which is a combination of artificial and biological components, will be fundamental for studying new therapeutic strategies to overcome blood-brain barrier and treat brain diseases, such as tumors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 14, 2018
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 12, 2018
New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue

New CRISPR method efficiently corrects DMD defect in heart tissue

Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient's DNA.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Medical Conference

3D Medical Conference

The 5th 3D Medical Conference was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 5, 2018
3D printing of living cells

3D printing of living cells

Using a new technique they call 'in-air microfluidics', scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and 'on-the-fly' production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissue, for example.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have discovered that bone is flexoelectric. They posit the possible role of flexoelectricity in the regeneration of bone tissue in and around the kind of microfractures incurred in bones on a daily basis.
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