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Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2020
Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

The Philips Biosensor is designed to address a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher acuity patients moving from intensive care units into lower acuity general care areas of a hospital. The lightweight, disposable biosensor is a 5-day, single-use wearable patch which can be integrated with a scalable hub to monitor multiple patients across multiple rooms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 26, 2020
Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene is hailed as the first two-dimensional material and was first isolated in 2004. Since then, initiatives like the EU-funded Graphene Flagship project have enabled the discovery of thousands of other two-dimensional and layered materials. Here, Kari Hjelt, the Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation, explains the potential of these materials in healthcare applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Join Our Webinar 29 May - Water: The Next Digital Revolution?

Join Our Webinar 29 May - Water: The Next Digital Revolution?

Water and wastewater industries and networks are everywhere. They supply homes, businesses and industries. They are one of the most important infrastructures in many countries. Yet they are not monitored as closely as other utilities industries. However, change is coming. There are many new sensors and products available which can provide a greater insight into this large and wide-ranging industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2020
Upcoming Webinar - Bioplastics: The Route to a Sustainable Future?

Upcoming Webinar - Bioplastics: The Route to a Sustainable Future?

Bioplastics, polymers derived from biological feedstocks, are a potential solution to the environmental problems caused by plastic - they are made from renewable resources and often biodegrade. Despite this, bioplastics have historically struggled to compete with fossil-based plastics, which are often far cheaper. But, are things beginning to change?
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 20, 2020
Controlling Cells with Light

Controlling Cells with Light

Photopharmacology investigates the use of light to switch the effect of drugs on and off. Now, for the first time, scientific teams have succeeded in using this method to control a component of cells that was previously considered inaccessible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2020
Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices

Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2020
AI to Detect Tell-Tale Coronavirus Sounds in our Speech

AI to Detect Tell-Tale Coronavirus Sounds in our Speech

A recording of a cough, the noise of a person's breathing or even the sound of their voice could be used to help diagnose patients with Covid-19 in the future.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2020
CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

An NC State researcher has developed a new way to get CRISPR/Cas9 into plant cells without inserting foreign DNA. This allows for precise genetic deletions or replacements, without inserting foreign DNA. Therefore, the end product is not a genetically modified organism, or GMO.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2020
Trial of Bioelectronic Platform in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Trial of Bioelectronic Platform in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

SetPoint Medical has received Investigational Device Exemption approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to study its proprietary bioelectronic platform in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin patches powered by sweat

Skin patches powered by sweat

Particularly for healthcare, there is a growing demand for skin patches and other forms of smart skin for monitoring and even drug delivery and other active functions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Edit-able Smart Materials

Edit-able Smart Materials

Edit-able Smart Materials Bypass Conventional Electrics and Electronics Production
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2020
New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2020
Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

The Philips Biosensor is designed to address a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher acuity patients moving from intensive care units into lower acuity general care areas of a hospital. The lightweight, disposable biosensor is a 5-day, single-use wearable patch which can be integrated with a scalable hub to monitor multiple patients across multiple rooms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 26, 2020
Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene is hailed as the first two-dimensional material and was first isolated in 2004. Since then, initiatives like the EU-funded Graphene Flagship project have enabled the discovery of thousands of other two-dimensional and layered materials. Here, Kari Hjelt, the Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation, explains the potential of these materials in healthcare applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 21, 2020
Upcoming Webinar - Bioplastics: The Route to a Sustainable Future?

Upcoming Webinar - Bioplastics: The Route to a Sustainable Future?

Bioplastics, polymers derived from biological feedstocks, are a potential solution to the environmental problems caused by plastic - they are made from renewable resources and often biodegrade. Despite this, bioplastics have historically struggled to compete with fossil-based plastics, which are often far cheaper. But, are things beginning to change?
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 19, 2020
Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2020
AI to Detect Tell-Tale Coronavirus Sounds in our Speech

AI to Detect Tell-Tale Coronavirus Sounds in our Speech

A recording of a cough, the noise of a person's breathing or even the sound of their voice could be used to help diagnose patients with Covid-19 in the future.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 13, 2020
Trial of Bioelectronic Platform in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Trial of Bioelectronic Platform in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

SetPoint Medical has received Investigational Device Exemption approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to study its proprietary bioelectronic platform in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Edit-able Smart Materials

Edit-able Smart Materials

Edit-able Smart Materials Bypass Conventional Electrics and Electronics Production
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Join Our Webinar 29 May - Water: The Next Digital Revolution?

Join Our Webinar 29 May - Water: The Next Digital Revolution?

Water and wastewater industries and networks are everywhere. They supply homes, businesses and industries. They are one of the most important infrastructures in many countries. Yet they are not monitored as closely as other utilities industries. However, change is coming. There are many new sensors and products available which can provide a greater insight into this large and wide-ranging industry.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 20, 2020
Controlling Cells with Light

Controlling Cells with Light

Photopharmacology investigates the use of light to switch the effect of drugs on and off. Now, for the first time, scientific teams have succeeded in using this method to control a component of cells that was previously considered inaccessible.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 18, 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices

Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 15, 2020
CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

An NC State researcher has developed a new way to get CRISPR/Cas9 into plant cells without inserting foreign DNA. This allows for precise genetic deletions or replacements, without inserting foreign DNA. Therefore, the end product is not a genetically modified organism, or GMO.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin patches powered by sweat

Skin patches powered by sweat

Particularly for healthcare, there is a growing demand for skin patches and other forms of smart skin for monitoring and even drug delivery and other active functions.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 11, 2020
New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts.
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