Hosted by IDTechEx
Technique could help engineer filter for polluted water & human tissue

Technique could help engineer filter for polluted water & human tissue

Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2019
Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings in the future of advanced wound care. Advanced wounds, referring to those that are non-healing for more than 4 weeks, are on the rise around the world. This is because there are an increasing number of people with poor wound healing ability, including the rising number of elderly people over 65 years of age, and the rising number of people with Type 2 diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2019
Wearable automatically delivers drugs to reverse opioid overdose

Wearable automatically delivers drugs to reverse opioid overdose

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. Researchers are developing a device that would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly effects.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 29, 2019
Artificial throat could someday help mute people 'speak'

Artificial throat could someday help mute people 'speak'

Researchers have developed a wearable artificial throat that, when attached to the neck like a temporary tattoo, can transform throat movements into sounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 26, 2019
Transplant recipients may soon have a test for organ rejection

Transplant recipients may soon have a test for organ rejection

To help prevent organ rejection, transplant recipients could receive drug cocktails personalised to their own immune systems if a new test, which has passed early trials, is successful. And new methods for scrubbing animal tissue could enable humans to benefit from other species' organs in the future.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
3D bioprinted organ models key to $1.9 billion market

3D bioprinted organ models key to $1.9 billion market

There is no doubt that 3D bioprinting is a technology of the future. Imagine being able to print a kidney or liver on demand. This is a stark contrast to the long wait for a donor organ today. Currently, the average wait time for a liver is 4 to 5 months, and 2.5 to 3 years for a kidney in the UK. Despite the acceleration in 3D bioprinting research we have witnessed in the past few years, we are still far from the holy grail of printed organs for transplant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

The next wave of devices for diabetes management is wearable insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. These devices are already in use today and uptake is increasing. The devices remove a significant number of pain points from current technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 16, 2019
Clinical study:  personalised treatment of overactive bladder in women

Clinical study: personalised treatment of overactive bladder in women

FemPulse Corporation, a private, clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company developing a novel therapy for the personalized treatment of overactive bladder in women, announced that the first participant has been enrolled in the Company's clinical trial evaluating physiological responses to therapy delivered with the FemPulse System.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 15, 2019
Vagus nerve finding may lead to future treatment to regulate glucose

Vagus nerve finding may lead to future treatment to regulate glucose

Researchers have discovered how the vagus nerve relays signals from the periphery to the brain to help regulate glucose, potentially uncovering a new way to measure blood glucose levels. This finding progresses research into future bioelectronic medicine treatments and diagnostics for metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
3D printing human tissue for astronauts

3D printing human tissue for astronauts

3D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars. An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9

Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9

In biotech these days, CRISPR/Cas9 is a hot topic, because of its utility as a precise gene editing tool. Before humans repurposed it, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to defend themselves against phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, by slicing up the phages' DNA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Scientists have developed a platform that prints bioink into 3D tissues using a supporting slurry of alginate microgel beads. The technique overcomes limitations of conventional bioprinted scaffolds and holds promise for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening and developmental biology.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
IDTechEx Launches New Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference

IDTechEx Launches New Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference

Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2019 is a conference and exhibition focusing on the technologies and applications of medical wearables and sensors. Curated by IDTechEx analysts, the two-day conference will consist of over 30 speakers from companies developing or utilising wearables and sensors in healthcare.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
Six "firsts" in electroceutical approvals of 2019

Six "firsts" in electroceutical approvals of 2019

IDTechEx has been following the field of bioelectronic medicine over the past year and have identified several fast-growing areas, including peripheral nerve stimulation, which is forecast to grow at 35% CARG for 2019 - 2029. Several firsts in regulatory approvals and clearances of bioelectronic medicine devices over the first half of 2019 mark important initial steps in growing the market and increasing the number of patients being treated by these technologies. Please refer to the IDTechEx market research report "Bioelectronic Medicine 2019-2029" for more information.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 3, 2019
Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients

Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients

Despite medical and surgical advances to treat epilepsy, between 15 and 40 percent of patients continue to suffer from seizures. A significant service gap exists to bring new therapies -- called neuromodulation -- that could help many of these patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2019
Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings

Flexible electronics and smart bandages are key to cost savings in the future of advanced wound care. Advanced wounds, referring to those that are non-healing for more than 4 weeks, are on the rise around the world. This is because there are an increasing number of people with poor wound healing ability, including the rising number of elderly people over 65 years of age, and the rising number of people with Type 2 diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 29, 2019
Artificial throat could someday help mute people 'speak'

Artificial throat could someday help mute people 'speak'

Researchers have developed a wearable artificial throat that, when attached to the neck like a temporary tattoo, can transform throat movements into sounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
3D bioprinted organ models key to $1.9 billion market

3D bioprinted organ models key to $1.9 billion market

There is no doubt that 3D bioprinting is a technology of the future. Imagine being able to print a kidney or liver on demand. This is a stark contrast to the long wait for a donor organ today. Currently, the average wait time for a liver is 4 to 5 months, and 2.5 to 3 years for a kidney in the UK. Despite the acceleration in 3D bioprinting research we have witnessed in the past few years, we are still far from the holy grail of printed organs for transplant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 16, 2019
Clinical study:  personalised treatment of overactive bladder in women

Clinical study: personalised treatment of overactive bladder in women

FemPulse Corporation, a private, clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company developing a novel therapy for the personalized treatment of overactive bladder in women, announced that the first participant has been enrolled in the Company's clinical trial evaluating physiological responses to therapy delivered with the FemPulse System.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
3D printing human tissue for astronauts

3D printing human tissue for astronauts

3D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars. An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9

Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9

In biotech these days, CRISPR/Cas9 is a hot topic, because of its utility as a precise gene editing tool. Before humans repurposed it, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to defend themselves against phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, by slicing up the phages' DNA.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
Six "firsts" in electroceutical approvals of 2019

Six "firsts" in electroceutical approvals of 2019

IDTechEx has been following the field of bioelectronic medicine over the past year and have identified several fast-growing areas, including peripheral nerve stimulation, which is forecast to grow at 35% CARG for 2019 - 2029. Several firsts in regulatory approvals and clearances of bioelectronic medicine devices over the first half of 2019 mark important initial steps in growing the market and increasing the number of patients being treated by these technologies. Please refer to the IDTechEx market research report "Bioelectronic Medicine 2019-2029" for more information.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 3, 2019
Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients

Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients

Despite medical and surgical advances to treat epilepsy, between 15 and 40 percent of patients continue to suffer from seizures. A significant service gap exists to bring new therapies -- called neuromodulation -- that could help many of these patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 30, 2019
Wearable automatically delivers drugs to reverse opioid overdose

Wearable automatically delivers drugs to reverse opioid overdose

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. Researchers are developing a device that would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly effects.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 26, 2019
Transplant recipients may soon have a test for organ rejection

Transplant recipients may soon have a test for organ rejection

To help prevent organ rejection, transplant recipients could receive drug cocktails personalised to their own immune systems if a new test, which has passed early trials, is successful. And new methods for scrubbing animal tissue could enable humans to benefit from other species' organs in the future.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

The next wave of devices for diabetes management is wearable insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. These devices are already in use today and uptake is increasing. The devices remove a significant number of pain points from current technologies.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 15, 2019
Vagus nerve finding may lead to future treatment to regulate glucose

Vagus nerve finding may lead to future treatment to regulate glucose

Researchers have discovered how the vagus nerve relays signals from the periphery to the brain to help regulate glucose, potentially uncovering a new way to measure blood glucose levels. This finding progresses research into future bioelectronic medicine treatments and diagnostics for metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells

Scientists have developed a platform that prints bioink into 3D tissues using a supporting slurry of alginate microgel beads. The technique overcomes limitations of conventional bioprinted scaffolds and holds promise for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening and developmental biology.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
IDTechEx Launches New Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference

IDTechEx Launches New Healthcare Sensor Innovations Conference

Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2019 is a conference and exhibition focusing on the technologies and applications of medical wearables and sensors. Curated by IDTechEx analysts, the two-day conference will consist of over 30 speakers from companies developing or utilising wearables and sensors in healthcare.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
More IDTechEx Journals