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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 12, 2022
First Successful Transplant of Pig Heart into Adult Human

First Successful Transplant of Pig Heart into Adult Human

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well five days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Optical Transducers for Point-of-care Biosensors

Optical Transducers for Point-of-care Biosensors

In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are tests that can detect disease, conditions and infections. In vitro means that these tests are performed in test tubes and equipment, rather than in vivo, which is performed within the body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2022
Immuno-CRISPR Assay Could Help Diagnose Kidney Transplant Rejection

Immuno-CRISPR Assay Could Help Diagnose Kidney Transplant Rejection

When a patient receives a kidney transplant, doctors carefully monitor them for signs of rejection in several ways, including biopsy. However, this procedure is invasive and can only detect issues at a late stage. Now, researchers have developed a CRISPR-based assay that can sensitively and non-invasively detect a biomarker of acute kidney rejection in urine. This could someday help diagnose rejection earlier and without a biopsy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Stopping Dementia at the Nose

Stopping Dementia at the Nose

Via drug repositioning, researchers have created a combination of rifampicin and resveratrol and have shown in mouse models that the nasal administration improves cognitive function without the negative liver side effects of rifampicin alone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2022
Injectable, Adhesive Surgical Gel to Prevent Scar Tissue

Injectable, Adhesive Surgical Gel to Prevent Scar Tissue

Up to 90% of patients who undergo open abdominal or pelvic surgery develop postoperative adhesions, or scar tissue. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical approaches can reduce the severity of the adhesions, but the scar tissue still forms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2021
IDTechEx TVMind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

The cochlear implant is the most successful neural prosthesis worldwide. Thanks to direct stimulation of the auditory nerve, it enables more than half a million people worldwide to hear, even though those affected were born deaf or deafened. Researchers have developed a method to convert the stimulation electrodes of common cochlear implants into electrochemical sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 12, 2022
First Successful Transplant of Pig Heart into Adult Human

First Successful Transplant of Pig Heart into Adult Human

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well five days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Stopping Dementia at the Nose

Stopping Dementia at the Nose

Via drug repositioning, researchers have created a combination of rifampicin and resveratrol and have shown in mouse models that the nasal administration improves cognitive function without the negative liver side effects of rifampicin alone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

The cochlear implant is the most successful neural prosthesis worldwide. Thanks to direct stimulation of the auditory nerve, it enables more than half a million people worldwide to hear, even though those affected were born deaf or deafened. Researchers have developed a method to convert the stimulation electrodes of common cochlear implants into electrochemical sensors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Optical Transducers for Point-of-care Biosensors

Optical Transducers for Point-of-care Biosensors

In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are tests that can detect disease, conditions and infections. In vitro means that these tests are performed in test tubes and equipment, rather than in vivo, which is performed within the body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 7, 2022
Immuno-CRISPR Assay Could Help Diagnose Kidney Transplant Rejection

Immuno-CRISPR Assay Could Help Diagnose Kidney Transplant Rejection

When a patient receives a kidney transplant, doctors carefully monitor them for signs of rejection in several ways, including biopsy. However, this procedure is invasive and can only detect issues at a late stage. Now, researchers have developed a CRISPR-based assay that can sensitively and non-invasively detect a biomarker of acute kidney rejection in urine. This could someday help diagnose rejection earlier and without a biopsy.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2022
Injectable, Adhesive Surgical Gel to Prevent Scar Tissue

Injectable, Adhesive Surgical Gel to Prevent Scar Tissue

Up to 90% of patients who undergo open abdominal or pelvic surgery develop postoperative adhesions, or scar tissue. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical approaches can reduce the severity of the adhesions, but the scar tissue still forms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 27, 2021
IDTechEx TVMind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance