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21 Nov

Prelonic Launches PIP: Prelonic-Interactive-Paper

The recently developed mass production process for hybrid electronics allows the launch of products that combine mobile phones and paper.
25 Jul

Process development for innovative products made of 2D nanomaterials

AIXTRON has successfully investigated the production, properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials in the "HEA2D" project together with five partners.
27 Jun

Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

The results of a pilot study suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
10 Jun

Wearable combines with chemotherapy to treat pleural Mesothelioma

US Food and Drug Administration has approved the NovoTTF-100L System in combination with pemetrexed plus platinum-based chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic, malignant pleural mesothelioma.
4 Jun

Local Pollution Much More Dangerous than Realised

Global warming has something like a consensus on action, with tightening carbon dioxide emissions laws to 2030, read on to find out IDTechEx take on it.
27 May

The effects of air pollution

The American College of Chest Physicians has published a new and comprehensive study of the effects of air pollution.
11 Apr

Mercedes Benz to supply 56 electric urban buses to Wiesbaden

Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany's Hesse region.
11 Mar


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TissUse VP of Business Development Dr Reyk Horland on June 12, 2017. TissUse develops organ-on-a-chip technology for safety and efficacy testing.
30 Nov

Cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining

BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining. As part of a cross-industry initiative, the companies have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2 Oct

3D printed implant for drug delivery

Researchers are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
14 Aug

Tivic Health

Tivic Health is a bioelectronic medicine company developing a medical device for the treatment of chronic sinus pain. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Tivic Health CEO Jennifer Ernst and VP Maureen Perou on 13 Aug 2018.
23 May

Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes.
4 Apr

Trial of first bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis

A pilot trial for patients with drug refractory rheumatoid arthritis in the U.S. The multi-center study, "A Randomized Controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Neurostimula- tion Using a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," assesses the safety and efficacy of a proprietary bioelectronic device in adult patients with RA who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents.
12 Mar

Human-on-a-Chip: using tissue engineering to replicate the human body

An application of tissue engineering that is rapidly growing is the building of organ-on-a-chip devices.
24 Jan

Partnership in $55m investment into off-grid energy access fund

The African Development Bank's Board approved a US $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund. This follows the approval of additional investments of US $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital, US $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility and €6 million from the Nordic Development Fund.
9 Oct

First effective use of bioelectronics to treat psoriasis

Positive results from a pilot study evaluating the use of its proprietary neuromodulation technology to treat psoriasis.
4 Aug

Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise

Researchers have published a paper with research findings that could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury.
20 Apr

Underwater robots to tame lionfish population

The non-profit, RSE: Robots in Service of the Environment, has announced the Guardian LF1, an affordable unmanned undersea robot designed to control the population of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic.
21 Nov

Development of a wearable medical device for type 2 diabetes

Although effective for the treatment of diabetes, exercise is sometimes difficult for overweight or elderly people. A new wearable medical device has been found to effect visceral fat loss and improve blood glucose (sugar). The current study reports clinical trial results for optimal use frequency.
26 Feb

Berlin leading in electric vehicles

It was in Berlin that the first solar charged electric boat appeared. The first hybrid electric aircraft with a rotary combustion engine flew from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. In another first, this year Deutsche Bahn will offer a fleet of electric and hybrid cars for rent to its long-distance travelers, in order to make its transportation services door-to-door in Berlin.