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by Dr Nadia Tsao

19 Apr 2024

Can Consumer Electronics & Medtech Companies Create New Mass Markets?

With every successive year, the lines between medical devices and consumer electronics become increasingly blurred - medtech companies seek to expand their reach beyond patients, and consumer electronics companies have targeted medical applications as a key focus for their wearable products.
06 Feb 2024

Digital Health Progress Report: IDTechEx Examines the Future of Health

Healthcare systems around the world are being put under increasing strain every year. Key challenges they face include overburdened medical staff and a steady rise in patients with chronic health conditions that require high levels of care.
18 Aug 2023

Beyond Silver - IDTechEx Examines Alternative Antimicrobial Strategies

By now, antimicrobial technologies are well known to the general public, being applied to products ranging from antimicrobial coatings to protect people from bacteria and viruses lingering on high-touch surfaces to antimicrobial infused shirts and socks to help limit malodor.
17 Jul 2023

Can Antimicrobial Technology Address Healthcare Infections?

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), also known as hospital-acquired infections, are a major problem healthcare systems face worldwide. Each year, millions of patients contract infectious diseases while in hospital.
23 Jun 2023

US Approves Cultivated Chicken: What's Next for Cultured Meat Industry

The cultured meat industry passed a key milestone in June 2023 - two companies, GOOD Meat and UPSIDE Foods, received approval to begin the commercialization of their cultivated chicken products in the USA.
20 Jun 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Antimicrobial and Antiviral Surfaces

Wednesday 5 July 2023 - Learnings From the COVID-19 Pandemic. What are the key antimicrobial technologies on the market today? What are the key applications for antimicrobial technologies, and what are the drivers? How do antimicrobial technologies work? How do they provide residual protection against microorganisms? What product and market trends were observed during the COVID-19 pandemic? What can we expect in the next global pandemic?
14 Jun 2023

COVID-19 Pandemic Boosts Antimicrobial Technology Innovation

IDTechEx have recently published the market research report "Antiviral and Antimicrobial Technology Market 2023-2033", covering additives and coatings that can provide residual antimicrobial protection to surfaces.
15 Feb 2023

IDTechEx Insights: Cultured Meat Update

Dr Nadia Tsao and Andy Ko discuss the latest developments in Cultured Meat. Visit for more information.
08 Nov 2022

Medical Devices for Remote Patient Monitoring of Chronic Conditions

Rising healthcare costs, an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases are driving the uptake of remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. In their recent report, Remote Patient Monitoring 2023 - 2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities, IDTechEx forecasts the market for medical devices supporting RPM to reach US$45 billion by 2033.
02 Nov 2022

Trends in Point of Care Diagnostics and Continuous Monitoring

IDTechEx Reflects on Trends in 2022. For the past decade, the healthcare industry has looked towards decentralization as a means of relieving the pressure placed on healthcare systems.
27 Sep 2022

IDTechEx Report Examines Device Trends in Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), referring to the use of technology to measure and transmit physiologic data beyond traditional healthcare settings, has emerged as a promising solution to drive down healthcare costs while maintaining a high standard of care for patients.
07 Oct 2021

Oncology Is a Major Focus for Many AI Drug Discovery Companies

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the drug discovery process is promising to drastically cut down timelines and costs of bringing new therapies to patients.