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New IDTechEx report finds wearables accelerate healing chronic wounds

New IDTechEx report finds wearables accelerate healing chronic wounds

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Cultured Meat

An Introduction to Cultured Meat

The concept of using cell culture to grow meat products has drawn much hype in recent years, with cultured meat companies claiming they could produce food products identical to traditional meat at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact. This article introduces cultured meat, describing the underlying science, technology and the main challenges associated with cultured meat.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 29, 2019
Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer meds, in a minute

Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer meds, in a minute

Researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells. The device, tested in mice and human skin samples, is an advance toward developing a vaccine to treat melanoma and has widespread applications for other vaccines.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 28, 2019
Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Scientists are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by stimulating the optic nerve with a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2019
Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance

Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance

What would you do if you could predict the future a minute in advance? That might not seem like a long time, but for caretakers of people with autism, knowing what will happen 60 seconds from now could be enough time to prevent an aggressive outburst.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2019
Organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology of the heart cells in three dimensions. These 3D, self-rolling biosensor arrays coil up over heart cell spheroid tissues to form an "organ-on-e-chip," thus enabling the researchers to study how cells communicate with each other in multicellular systems such as the heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 26, 2019
Deep learning identifies cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Deep learning identifies cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds — hundreds of times faster than previous methods. With that speed, the invention could make it possible to extract cancer cells from blood immediately after they are detected, which could in turn help prevent the disease from spreading in the body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2019
Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Everyone's talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to manipulate single genes in cells, meaning they can be precisely deleted, replaced or modified.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 14, 2019
Noninvasive neuromodulation  to treat obesity

Noninvasive neuromodulation to treat obesity

Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation. Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
External Company Press Release
Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company, Evidation Health and Apple Inc showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease dementia.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Cultured Meat

An Introduction to Cultured Meat

The concept of using cell culture to grow meat products has drawn much hype in recent years, with cultured meat companies claiming they could produce food products identical to traditional meat at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact. This article introduces cultured meat, describing the underlying science, technology and the main challenges associated with cultured meat.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 28, 2019
Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Scientists are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by stimulating the optic nerve with a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2019
Organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology of the heart cells in three dimensions. These 3D, self-rolling biosensor arrays coil up over heart cell spheroid tissues to form an "organ-on-e-chip," thus enabling the researchers to study how cells communicate with each other in multicellular systems such as the heart.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 23, 2019
Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Revolutionising the CRISPR method

Everyone's talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to manipulate single genes in cells, meaning they can be precisely deleted, replaced or modified.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 21, 2019
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 19, 2019
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

New biobased polymers coming to market in 2019

Biobased polymers are gaining increased prominence in the minds of consumers, as increased awareness of climate change and plastic pollution continues to grow. However, the range of biobased alternatives to the main plastics we encounter in our daily lives continues to limit its potential adoption. Key to accelerating the switch from petrochemical to biobased plastics is going to be a larger diversity of materials, including commodity polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. IDTechEx looks at the key manufacturers of biobased polymers and production methods and capacities, in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 14, 2019
Noninvasive neuromodulation  to treat obesity

Noninvasive neuromodulation to treat obesity

Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation. Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects.
External Company Press Release
Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company, Evidation Health and Apple Inc showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease dementia.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 29, 2019
Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer meds, in a minute

Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer meds, in a minute

Researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells. The device, tested in mice and human skin samples, is an advance toward developing a vaccine to treat melanoma and has widespread applications for other vaccines.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 27, 2019
Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance

Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance

What would you do if you could predict the future a minute in advance? That might not seem like a long time, but for caretakers of people with autism, knowing what will happen 60 seconds from now could be enough time to prevent an aggressive outburst.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 26, 2019
Deep learning identifies cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Deep learning identifies cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds — hundreds of times faster than previous methods. With that speed, the invention could make it possible to extract cancer cells from blood immediately after they are detected, which could in turn help prevent the disease from spreading in the body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 22, 2019
Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

Robotic contact lens controlled by the eyes

A research team has developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 20, 2019
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 16, 2019
IDTechEx:  advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx: advanced wound care market to exceed $22 billion by 2030

IDTechEx, a market intelligence company focusing on emerging technologies, have released a new report titled "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030". In the report, IDTechEx forecasts the market for advanced wound care technologies to exceed $22 billion by the year 2030.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing

Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 15, 2019
'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

'Sniff-cam' to detect disease

Having bad breath can mean someone ate a smelly lunch, but it could indicate that the person is sick. Various scent compounds have been linked to illnesses such as diabetes, lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, leading scientists to develop technology that measures these substances. However, the challenge is creating instrumentation that can detect low, diagnostic levels of these disease biomarkers.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
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