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4 Oct 2021


Colorimetrix is a diagnostics industry company with a core software that processes analog colorimetric tests. Their current focus is on hormone diagnostics for ovulation monitoring in the fertility technology sector. IDTechEx analysts Nadia Tsao and Andy Ko interviewed Colorimetrix CEO and Cofounder Dr Leo Martinez on 29 Sep 2021.
12 May 2021

Artificial Intelligence Makes Great Microscopes Better Than Ever

To observe the swift neuronal signals in a fish brain, scientists have started to use a technique called light-field microscopy, which makes it possible to image such fast biological processes in 3D. But the images are often lacking in quality, and it takes hours or days for massive amounts of data to be converted into 3D volumes and movies.
3 May 2021

Energy Saving Gas Turbines From the 3D Printer

3D printing has opened up a completely new range of possibilities. One example is the production of novel turbine buckets. However, the 3D printing process often induces internal stress in the components which can in the worst case lead to cracks. Now a research team has succeeded in using neutrons for non-destructive detection of this internal stress - a key achievement for the improvement of the production processes.
4 Feb 2021

Super Solution in Hybrid Capacitor Development

In a step towards a new type of energy storage, researchers have developed a hybrid supercapacitor that offers the best of both worlds in energy storage.
24 Nov 2020

First 3D Printed Apartment Building in Germany

PERI GmbH announced at the end of September 2020 that work had begun on Germany's first printed residential house in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia. Only two months later, work has begun on the next residential building to make use of 3D construction printing technology.
26 Mar 2020

The Worldwide Test for Covid-19

A look into the molecular diagnostic landscape.
9 Mar 2020

New Type of Indoor Solar Cells for Smart Connected Devices

In a future where most things in our everyday life are connected through the internet, devices and sensors will need to run without wires or batteries. Researchers present a new type of dye-sensitised solar cells that harvest light from indoor lamps.
6 Feb 2020

New Gene Correction Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne type muscular dystrophy is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy that may provide permanent relief for those suffering from DMD.
13 Nov 2019

'Messy' Production of Perovskite Material Increases Solar Efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material's use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.
15 Oct 2019

Biologically inspired skin improves robots' sensory abilities

Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings - a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people. Inspired by human skin, a team has developed a system combining artificial skin with control algorithms and used it to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.
15 Oct 2019

Airbus and LM Industries sign deal to 3D print drones, cars

Airbus and LM Industries, the world's first and only digital manufacturer, have announced the formation of Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy.
22 Jul 2019

Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
8 Jul 2019

First truly autonomous aircraft landing

Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
4 Jul 2019

Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
26 Jun 2019


The company displayed Cosinuss One, a continuously measuring wearable sensor. Its CEO presented during the 'Wearables Keynotes' conference session.
25 Feb 2019

Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
20 Nov 2018


Anisoprint has developed a continuous fiber 3D Printing process. Dr Fedor Antonov (CEO) spoke with technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
2 Nov 2018

A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.
25 Jun 2018

Scientists print sensors on gummi candy

Researchers have successfully teamed up to perform inkjet printing onto a gummy bear. This might initially sound like scientists at play - but it may in fact point the way forward to major changes in medical diagnostics, as reported in Printed Electronics World.
21 Jun 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins