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Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment. Ravaged by an autoimmune disease that attacks their own pancreas and islets -- microscopic clusters of cells that sense blood sugar and produce insulin -- patients are forced to rely on insulin from an external source.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 11, 2019
Self-sterilising microneedles for vaccination and drug delivery

Self-sterilising microneedles for vaccination and drug delivery

Vaccinations are the world's frontline defence against infectious diseases yet despite decades of interventions, unsafe injection practices continue to expose billions of people to serious infection and disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 8, 2019
Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria

Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria

Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics--but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 6, 2019
Technologies to Watch in 2019

Technologies to Watch in 2019

IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das identifies 3 of the most important technology trends that you need to know about this year.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 5, 2019
IDTechEx TVSoft, flexible sensors for newborn babies

Soft, flexible sensors for newborn babies

A pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals' neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jan 9, 2019
Don't go breaking my heart

Don't go breaking my heart

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor beating heart cells without affecting their behavior.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2018
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 28, 2018
Implantable device aids weight loss

Implantable device aids weight loss

New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
IDTechEx TVStimulating the brain without major surgery

Stimulating the brain without major surgery

A team of researchers have been working on a replacement for open brain surgery since 2012, inventing a stimulation device that can be implanted in blood vessels next to the brain's motor cortex, in a minimally invasive procedure involving a small 'keyhole' incision in the neck.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 14, 2018
Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 19, 2019
Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Implantable 'tea bag' releases insulin for children with diabetes

Children with Type 1 diabetes have only one option to control their blood sugar: insulin treatment. Ravaged by an autoimmune disease that attacks their own pancreas and islets -- microscopic clusters of cells that sense blood sugar and produce insulin -- patients are forced to rely on insulin from an external source.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 8, 2019
Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria

Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria

Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics--but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Mar 5, 2019
IDTechEx TVSoft, flexible sensors for newborn babies

Soft, flexible sensors for newborn babies

A pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals' neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 31, 2018
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Dec 10, 2018
IDTechEx TVStimulating the brain without major surgery

Stimulating the brain without major surgery

A team of researchers have been working on a replacement for open brain surgery since 2012, inventing a stimulation device that can be implanted in blood vessels next to the brain's motor cortex, in a minimally invasive procedure involving a small 'keyhole' incision in the neck.