3 Mar 2021
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)
On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
26 Feb 2021
Brain Organoids Grown In Lab Mature Much Like Infant Brains
A new study finds that three-dimensional human stem cell-derived brain organoids can mature in a manner that is strikingly similar to human brain development.
3 Feb 2021
Peer-Reviewed Validation of Wireless Earbud for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nēsos announced the publication of data from a pilot clinical study demonstrating the power of its e-mmunotherapy platform in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The data, published in The Lancet Rheumatology, focuses on a clinical study evaluating the Nēsos developed e-mmunotherapy treatment in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
28 Jan 2021
Opus 12 have developed an electrolysis cell to reduce carbon dioxide and produce useful fuels and chemicals.
26 Jan 2021
Aeterlink was founded in August 2020, and describe an ambitious vision of long range wireless charging. They are a Japanese company, but their CEO and principal technical staff are based at Stanford University in the US. This update was compiled based on materials they presented at CES 2021's virtual event.
13 Jan 2021
Hybrid Chips can run AI on Battery Powered Devices
Smartwatches and other battery-powered electronics would be even smarter if they could run AI algorithms. But efforts to build AI-capable chips for mobile devices have so far hit a wall - the so-called "memory wall" that separates data processing and memory chips that must work together to meet the massive and continually growing computational demands imposed by AI.
8 Jan 2021
Neural Network Connects Text and Images
Although deep learning has revolutionized computer vision, current approaches have several major problems: typical vision datasets are labor intensive and costly to create while teaching only a narrow set of visual concepts; standard vision models are good at one task and one task only, and require significant effort to adapt to a new task; and models that perform well on benchmarks have disappointingly poor performance on stress tests, casting doubt on the entire deep learning approach to computer vision.
4 Jan 2021
General Purpose Robotics Company Closes over 100m USD Funding
General-purpose robotics company Flexiv Ltd. has closed an over 100m USD Series B round, marking the largest single-round fundraising ever in the field of general-purpose robotics.
22 Dec 2020
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.
18 Dec 2020
A New Method for the Functionalisation of Graphene
An international research team has demonstrated a novel process to modify the structure and properties of graphene, a one atom thick carbon. This chemical reaction, known as photocycloaddition, modifies the bonds between atoms using ultraviolet light.
10 Dec 2020
Earbud Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Postpartum Depression
Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function and treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and migraine. Such is the ambition of Nēsos,
a startup launching out of stealth today, following months of development. The team is pioneering a new method for the treatment of multiple diseases: via an earbud brain interface, proprietary electrical fields are delivered to the target brain areas that help control immune function.
2 Dec 2020
Spotlight Therapeutics $30M Funding for Non-viral CRISPR Gene Editing
Spotlight Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-viral gene editing therapeutics for direct in vivo editing of target genes, closed its Series A financing bringing the total raised to $30 million.
27 Nov 2020
An Ultrafast Way to Produce Stable Perovskite Cells
Most solar cells today are made with refined silicon that turns sunlight into clean electricity. Unfortunately, the process of refining silicon is far from clean, requiring vast amounts of energy from carbon-emitting power plants.
4 Nov 2020
New DLP Resin Offers Fast Printing Speeds and Unique Flexibility
Royal DSM has announced Somos® QuickGen 500, a game-changing, fast-printing, general purpose engineered resin for digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D printing.
3 Nov 2020
WearOptimo's Strategic Partnership Agreement With Aspen Medical
A key milestone on our commercial journey was reached today with the announcement of a partnership between WearOptimo and Aspen Medical. WearOptimo is now engaged with Aspen Medical for the development and distribution of particular Microwearable sensors in key markets.
2 Nov 2020
OLED Display Could Feature More Than 10,000 Pixels per Inch
By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, researchers and collaborators have developed a new architecture for OLED - organic light-emitting diode - displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch