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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
Nov 13, 2018
New contact lens to treat eye injuries

New contact lens to treat eye injuries

A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 25, 2018
VivaLNK and RB launch electronic skin patches for fever monitoring

VivaLNK and RB launch electronic skin patches for fever monitoring

Earlier this week, VivaLNK formally announced partnership with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) to distribute a wearable continuous temperature monitor worldwide.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 9, 2018
Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
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
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
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 9, 2018
Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.