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Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2021
Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 29, 2020
Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images

Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images

Researchers have developed a new bio-inspired medical endoscope that can acquire 3D visible light and near-infrared fluorescence images at the same time. It features an optical design that combines the high-resolution 3D imaging of human vision with the mantis shrimp's capability to simultaneously detect multiple wavelengths of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2020
Diabetes Monitoring via the Earlobe

Diabetes Monitoring via the Earlobe

A product design graduate from the University of Huddersfield has defeated thousands of entries from around the world to become one of the finalists of the 2020 Global Grad Show with her design for a discreet earring that monitors blood sugar levels and delivers feedback in real-time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2020
Electrical Stimulator to Zap Alzheimer's Disease

Electrical Stimulator to Zap Alzheimer's Disease

The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is known to be dysfunctional in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is also shown that proper olfactory function can play a key role in regaining consciousness after brain injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2020
Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters

Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters

In the first human clinical trial, researchers have validated the practicality and accuracy of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that measures the concentration of oxygen in transplanted tissue.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 22, 2020
CRISPR Uncovers how Corals Adjust to Warming Oceans

CRISPR Uncovers how Corals Adjust to Warming Oceans

The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system can help scientists understand, and possibly improve, how corals respond to the environmental stresses of climate change. Work details how the revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winning technology can be deployed to guide conservation efforts for fragile reef ecosystems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: Medical Wearables 2020

Event summary: Medical Wearables 2020

IDTechEx attended and gave the keynote at Microtech Ventures' event "Medical Wearables 2020". This premium article covers some of the prominent themes of the event, including highlights from some of the more prominent presentations.
External Company Press Release
Wideblue Shining a Light on Early Diagnosis of Sepsis

Wideblue Shining a Light on Early Diagnosis of Sepsis

Wideblue, a Scottish-based medical device development specialist, is working alongside customer Anasyst and the Teesside University to develop a low-cost optical cavity absorption system which could potentially speed up the diagnosis of sepsis by a significant factor.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2020
First Biohybrid Artificial Retina with Silk Fibroin and Retinal Cells

First Biohybrid Artificial Retina with Silk Fibroin and Retinal Cells

The cells of the artificial retina adhere to very thin silk fibroin biofilms - a biomaterial 100% biocompatible with human tissue - and covered by a gel which protects them during eye surgery and allows them to survive during the time they need to get integrated with thesurrounding tissue after transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2020
Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

The biggest trends in CVD management currently revolve around remote patient monitoring (RPM), which enables the patients' health to be examined from a distance.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 4, 2021
Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2020
Diabetes Monitoring via the Earlobe

Diabetes Monitoring via the Earlobe

A product design graduate from the University of Huddersfield has defeated thousands of entries from around the world to become one of the finalists of the 2020 Global Grad Show with her design for a discreet earring that monitors blood sugar levels and delivers feedback in real-time.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 24, 2020
Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters

Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters

In the first human clinical trial, researchers have validated the practicality and accuracy of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that measures the concentration of oxygen in transplanted tissue.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: Medical Wearables 2020

Event summary: Medical Wearables 2020

IDTechEx attended and gave the keynote at Microtech Ventures' event "Medical Wearables 2020". This premium article covers some of the prominent themes of the event, including highlights from some of the more prominent presentations.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 18, 2020
First Biohybrid Artificial Retina with Silk Fibroin and Retinal Cells

First Biohybrid Artificial Retina with Silk Fibroin and Retinal Cells

The cells of the artificial retina adhere to very thin silk fibroin biofilms - a biomaterial 100% biocompatible with human tissue - and covered by a gel which protects them during eye surgery and allows them to survive during the time they need to get integrated with thesurrounding tissue after transplantation.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 29, 2020
Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images

Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images

Researchers have developed a new bio-inspired medical endoscope that can acquire 3D visible light and near-infrared fluorescence images at the same time. It features an optical design that combines the high-resolution 3D imaging of human vision with the mantis shrimp's capability to simultaneously detect multiple wavelengths of light.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 25, 2020
Electrical Stimulator to Zap Alzheimer's Disease

Electrical Stimulator to Zap Alzheimer's Disease

The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is known to be dysfunctional in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is also shown that proper olfactory function can play a key role in regaining consciousness after brain injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 22, 2020
CRISPR Uncovers how Corals Adjust to Warming Oceans

CRISPR Uncovers how Corals Adjust to Warming Oceans

The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system can help scientists understand, and possibly improve, how corals respond to the environmental stresses of climate change. Work details how the revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winning technology can be deployed to guide conservation efforts for fragile reef ecosystems.
External Company Press Release
Wideblue Shining a Light on Early Diagnosis of Sepsis

Wideblue Shining a Light on Early Diagnosis of Sepsis

Wideblue, a Scottish-based medical device development specialist, is working alongside customer Anasyst and the Teesside University to develop a low-cost optical cavity absorption system which could potentially speed up the diagnosis of sepsis by a significant factor.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 17, 2020
Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

The biggest trends in CVD management currently revolve around remote patient monitoring (RPM), which enables the patients' health to be examined from a distance.
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