30 Apr 2020
MetaOptima is a digital health tech company focused on dermatology. Its technology, a smartphone app and online platform, enables the tracking and mapping of moles on users' skin in order to predict and prevent skin cancer. The company offers two products designed to enhance standards of patient care while streamlining services for maximum efficiency: DermEngine and MoleScope.
8 Nov 2019
Preliminary Results for Graphene Aerogel Battery Tests
ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd and its research partner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt report on additional encouraging results from their battery development program.
30 May 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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.
6 Dec 2018
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.
25 Sep 2018
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 2018
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.
11 Jul 2018
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 2018
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.
9 Mar 2018
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.
16 Nov 2017
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.
6 Oct 2017
Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs
Investigating gelatin-based hydrogel for regenerative medicine.
19 Apr 2017
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.
29 Mar 2017
Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality.
18 Apr 2016
Safer 3D printed medical products
A chemical compound developed by researchers makes it possible to create biological tissue with a light projector you can buy at Walmart.
17 Feb 2016
Clearinks Displays is a reflective display technology supplier. It was re-founded in 2012 to commercialize its version of electrophoretic display technology. Its key claimed selling points over standard electroscopic technology are its video (60s per second) and full colour capabilities. The company has raised $10m to commercialize this technology and is therefore running a lean and capital-light operation.
17 Sep 2015
First superconducting graphene created
Physicists have been able to create the first ever superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms.
20 Jul 2015
Atomic scale 3D printing
Researcher aims to launch a new paradigm of 3D printing at the atomic scale at the University of British Columbia
8 Jul 2015
Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost
Researchers have found a promising new approach to delivering the short but intense bursts of power needed by such small devices.