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Computer Generated Antibiotics, Biosensor Band-Aids

Computer Generated Antibiotics, Biosensor Band-Aids

Global Biotechnology Insights
May 29, 2019
Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 23, 2019
Smart microrobots adapt to their surroundings

Smart microrobots adapt to their surroundings

Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas of the human body. They stand to revolutionize targeted drug delivery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 28, 2018
Robotic millipede for drug delivery

Robotic millipede for drug delivery

A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jul 16, 2018
Computer models could replace animal testing

Computer models could replace animal testing

A study suggests that advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical's toxicity better than standard animal tests. The computer-based approach could replace many animal tests commonly used during consumer product testing. It could also evaluate more chemicals than animal testing, a change that could lead to wider safety assessments.\r\n
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 12, 2018
Smart blister pack for clinical trial

Smart blister pack for clinical trial

A smart blister pack for digital patient compliance monitoring to enhance medication adherence by clinical trial participants.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 7, 2018
Development of opioid alternatives

Development of opioid alternatives

Researchers have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Feb 23, 2018
Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

Sea anemone sting cells could inspire new drug-delivery systems

A multi-stage genetic process for the formation of sting cells in sea anemones could inspire a new way of delivering drugs into the human body.\r\n
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 11, 2017
FDA approves first digital pill

FDA approves first digital pill

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 2, 2017
Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

A new process can print multiple medications onto a single dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other surface.
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