University of California, Berkeley

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The University of California, Berkeley (Cal), established in 1868, is the oldest campus of the University of California system, which now includes nine campuses and a 10th under development. Graduate and undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences are offered in a wide range of disciplines, leading to bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees. Cal is one of the world's leading research institutions. Cal has been ranked first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields and also first nationally in the number of "distinguished" programs for the scholarship of the faculty. Cal ranks first in the nation and first in the University of California system in the amount of federal research dollars awarded. Cal's renowned faculty currently includes seven recipients of the Nobel Prize and has included 17 Nobel laureates over time.
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2020
23 Dec 2020

New Device Detects Which Hand Gestures You Want to Make

Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a wheel. That's one of the goals of a new device developed by engineers, that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm. The system, which couples wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence, could one day be used to control prosthetics or to interact with almost any type of electronic device.
18 Dec 2020

Novasentis

IDTechEx caught up with Francois Jeanneau, CEO of Novasentis. They are ramping up to another product launch following acquisition from Kemet in 2019.
9 Dec 2020

CRISPR-Based COVID-19 Test Uses Smartphones Cameras to Spot Virus RNA

Identifying and isolating individuals who may be contagious with the coronavirus is key to limiting the spread of the disease. But even months into the pandemic, many patients are still waiting days to receive COVID-19 test results.
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.
25 Nov 2020

Real Graphene

Real Graphene manufacture fast-charging graphene-enabled batteries. IDTechEx spoke with Sam Gong (Founder Real Graphene USA).
11 Nov 2020

New Age Meats

New Age Meats is a Californian start-up developing methods for creating meat using cultured animal cells and plant proteins. At the Cultured Meat Symposium 2020, New Age Meats CEO Bryan Spears discussed his company and the future of meat.
8 Nov 2020

Orbillion Bio

Orbillion Bio is a Californian start-up developing techniques for creating cultured meat, meatlike products produced in the lab from cultured animal cells. The company is aiming to develop a large range of animal cell lines to reflect the diversity found in the traditional meat industry.
22 Oct 2020

Opus 12

Opus 12 is a green technology start-up company developing methods for catalytically converting carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprints of the world's heaviest emitters while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product. In October 2020, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Etosha Cave, COO and co-founder of Opus 12.
9 Oct 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR Development

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
30 Sep 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
9 Sep 2020

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
8 Sep 2020

Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell System

Siemens Energy, lead contractor for the construction of National Grid's Viking Link interconnector project in Lincolnshire, has installed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell to provide off grid power to the project's construction site for the first time.
27 Aug 2020

InkSpace Imaging

InkSpace imaging have applied screen printing of silver nano-particle conductive inks to make lightweight, flexible, low-cost surface coils for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. They are especially focused on developing smaller coils for pediatric patients.
26 Aug 2020

Biostimulants and Biopesticides 2021-2031: Technologies, Markets and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent
21 Aug 2020

Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
17 Aug 2020

Cypris Materials

Cypris Materials is an early stage company from California. They are commercializing a new method of printing colored inks that relies on co-polymers that self-assemble to create structural color rather than using dyes or pigments.
24 Jul 2020

Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars

In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
2 Jul 2020

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2020-2030: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
22 Jun 2020

Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
8 Jun 2020

A Viable Sodium Battery

Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.