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Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots are robotic systems designed to execute surgical procedures. These systems are not designed to replace surgeons, but rather to collaborate with them in order to enhance their capabilities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 30, 2019
First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2019
First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Using human blood cells, Brazilian researchers have succeeded in obtaining hepatic organoids ("mini-livers") that perform all of the liver's typical functions, such as producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile, among many others. The innovation permits the production of hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and may in the future become an alternative to organ transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

In a research result that potentially could expand the market for tiny energy-storage units in medical implantable, injectable and wearable solutions, CEA-Leti has fabricated all-solid, inorganic thin-film batteries that demonstrate better performance than existing devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 23, 2019
Millions With Swallowing Problems Could be Helped with New Wearable

Millions With Swallowing Problems Could be Helped with New Wearable

A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2019
Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose innovations are changing the face of polymer recycling. From IDTechEx's latest report, "Green Technology and Polymer Recycling: Market Analysis 2020-2030" by Dr Bryony Core, here is a rundown of some of these key companies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2019
Plant-Based Meat: An Outlook For 2020

Plant-Based Meat: An Outlook For 2020

2019 has been a big year for plant-based meat substitutes. Spurred on by consumer perceptions of healthiness and a global megatrend towards conscious consumptions, sales of plant-based meat grew by almost 40%, compared with 2017. In the three months after going public, plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat's share price surged by 500% and rival Impossible Foods secured an additional $300 million in funding.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2019
What Will Happen to the Cultured Meat Industry in 2020?

What Will Happen to the Cultured Meat Industry in 2020?

Will the hamburgers of the future be made from animal cells grown in a lab instead of inside a cow? Cultured meat, also known as "cell-based" or "clean" meat, could soon be making its way to our dinner plates, completely bypassing the need for animal slaughter and overcoming some of the major environmental issues that currently plague the global agriculture industry. Even though no products have yet been released and there are major challenges with cost, regulation and scale up, the industry is growing rapidly, with investment reaching a new high in 2019.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
CRISPR Provides Hope of Sickle Cell Cure

CRISPR Provides Hope of Sickle Cell Cure

Thanks to the 'cut and paste' gene editing technique CRISPR, scientists are homing in on a cure for sickle cell disease - a genetic blood disorder - while other research is looking at how to expand the potential of CRISPR-based treatments.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
Webinar Thurs 16 January 2020- Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

Webinar Thurs 16 January 2020- Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 16 January 2020 titled Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease Management.
External Company Press Release
FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for AuriNovo

FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for AuriNovo

3DBio Therapeutics has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Rare Pediatric Disease designation for AuriNovo™, an investigational combination product for reconstruction of the outer ear in patients with microtia.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo 2019

Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo 2019

Smart hospitals, remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, and rapid health screening
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2019
World First as Artificial Neurons Developed to Cure Chronic Diseases

World First as Artificial Neurons Developed to Cure Chronic Diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists - a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2019
Electronics Integrated to the Muscle via 'Kirgami'

Electronics Integrated to the Muscle via 'Kirgami'

A research team has developed a donut-shaped kirigami device for EMG recordings. The proposed device reduces device displacement on a large deformable muscle surface. Accurate and robust EMG recordings offer EMG signal-based human-machine interfaces that allow prosthesis control for amputees.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots - An introduction

Surgical robots are robotic systems designed to execute surgical procedures. These systems are not designed to replace surgeons, but rather to collaborate with them in order to enhance their capabilities.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 26, 2019
First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

First of a Kind In-Vitro 3D Neural Tissue Model

Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Researchers Create Functional Mini-Liver by 3D Bioprinting

Using human blood cells, Brazilian researchers have succeeded in obtaining hepatic organoids ("mini-livers") that perform all of the liver's typical functions, such as producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile, among many others. The innovation permits the production of hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and may in the future become an alternative to organ transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 23, 2019
Millions With Swallowing Problems Could be Helped with New Wearable

Millions With Swallowing Problems Could be Helped with New Wearable

A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2019
Plant-Based Meat: An Outlook For 2020

Plant-Based Meat: An Outlook For 2020

2019 has been a big year for plant-based meat substitutes. Spurred on by consumer perceptions of healthiness and a global megatrend towards conscious consumptions, sales of plant-based meat grew by almost 40%, compared with 2017. In the three months after going public, plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat's share price surged by 500% and rival Impossible Foods secured an additional $300 million in funding.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
Webinar Thurs 16 January 2020- Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

Webinar Thurs 16 January 2020- Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 16 January 2020 titled Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease Management.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo 2019

Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo 2019

Smart hospitals, remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, and rapid health screening
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 12, 2019
Electronics Integrated to the Muscle via 'Kirgami'

Electronics Integrated to the Muscle via 'Kirgami'

A research team has developed a donut-shaped kirigami device for EMG recordings. The proposed device reduces device displacement on a large deformable muscle surface. Accurate and robust EMG recordings offer EMG signal-based human-machine interfaces that allow prosthesis control for amputees.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 30, 2019
First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

First Images of an 'Upgraded' CRISPR Tool

Scientists have captured the first images of a new gene editing tool that could improve upon existing CRISPR-based tools. The team developed the tool, called INTEGRATE, after discovering a unique "jumping gene" in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2019
Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

In a research result that potentially could expand the market for tiny energy-storage units in medical implantable, injectable and wearable solutions, CEA-Leti has fabricated all-solid, inorganic thin-film batteries that demonstrate better performance than existing devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 19, 2019
Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose innovations are changing the face of polymer recycling. From IDTechEx's latest report, "Green Technology and Polymer Recycling: Market Analysis 2020-2030" by Dr Bryony Core, here is a rundown of some of these key companies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2019
What Will Happen to the Cultured Meat Industry in 2020?

What Will Happen to the Cultured Meat Industry in 2020?

Will the hamburgers of the future be made from animal cells grown in a lab instead of inside a cow? Cultured meat, also known as "cell-based" or "clean" meat, could soon be making its way to our dinner plates, completely bypassing the need for animal slaughter and overcoming some of the major environmental issues that currently plague the global agriculture industry. Even though no products have yet been released and there are major challenges with cost, regulation and scale up, the industry is growing rapidly, with investment reaching a new high in 2019.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
CRISPR Provides Hope of Sickle Cell Cure

CRISPR Provides Hope of Sickle Cell Cure

Thanks to the 'cut and paste' gene editing technique CRISPR, scientists are homing in on a cure for sickle cell disease - a genetic blood disorder - while other research is looking at how to expand the potential of CRISPR-based treatments.
External Company Press Release
FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for AuriNovo

FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for AuriNovo

3DBio Therapeutics has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Rare Pediatric Disease designation for AuriNovo™, an investigational combination product for reconstruction of the outer ear in patients with microtia.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 13, 2019
World First as Artificial Neurons Developed to Cure Chronic Diseases

World First as Artificial Neurons Developed to Cure Chronic Diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists - a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.
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