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2019
30 May

Wearable brain devices marketed to consumers raise ethical questions

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to deliver benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. Although the industry is quickly growing, little is known about the validity of these claims and the related ethical consequences or repercussions.
5 Mar

MGX enters next phase of high energy lithium-ion battery development

MGX and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.
24 Jan

Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels in a petri dish

Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology dramatically advances research of vascular diseases like diabetes, identifying a key pathway to potentially prevent changes to blood vessels—a major cause of death and morbidity among those with diabetes.
2018
6 Dec

Inexpensive biosensor provides instant and accurate results

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.
12 Oct

3D Printing in the Medical and Dental Industry 2019 - 2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core and Dr Nadia Tsao
10 Oct

Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2019-2029: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das, Dr Xiaoxi He and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
25 Sep

DIY ultrasound for the future

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
20 Sep

Not too wet, not too dry: plasma-treated fuel cell gets it just right

Fuel cells hold promise as a clean, renewable source of energy. But keeping them dry has long been a challenge, as they produce water during the process of converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.
13 Sep

Airborne Wind Energy 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
28 Aug

Flexible & Foldable OLED Displays 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Dr Xiaoxi He
11 Jul

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy when overcast

Researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light.
15 Mar

New method to create self-tinting windows

Researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.
13 Mar

3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
9 Mar

3D printed tissues could advance cancer research

Researchers hope to make advances in tissue replacement and cancer research through a new technology that can produce living, 3D printed bio-tissues.
27 Feb

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Lorenzo Grande
2017
15 Dec

Micro EVs, e-Bikes, e Scooters, e Motorbikes, Mobility for Disabled 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
16 Nov

IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2017 Award Winners

At the 14th IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition held in Santa Clara on November 15-16, four organizations were honored for their great achievements in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies.
10 Nov

Tissue Engineering 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
6 Oct

Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs

Investigating gelatin-based hydrogel for regenerative medicine.
19 Apr

Aspect Biosystems

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Aspect Biosystems' Tamer Mohamed and Thomas Lum on 16 June, 2017. Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian 3D bioprinting company developing a proprietary lab-on-a-printer technology.