Microgel supports 3D printing of organs from stem cells
Scientists have developed a platform that prints bioink into 3D tissues using a supporting slurry of alginate microgel beads. The technique overcomes limitations of conventional bioprinted scaffolds and holds promise for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening and developmental biology.
Regulation and reimbursement for electronic skin patches
Regulatory challenges exist across each of the market sectors where electronic skin patch products have been proposed and commercialized. As part of the research for the report, "Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029" IDTechEx Research has characterized some of the regulatory considerations in the context of each of the product sectors covered.
3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding
Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with various degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded onto biodegradable supportive structures that provide the underlying architecture of the organ or tissue desired.
The growing $7.5 billion market for Electronic Skin Patches
IDTechEx Research identifies opportunities in the growing $7.5 billion market for Electronic Skin Patches. IDTechEx Research has released a detailed update on their bestselling market research report "Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029" Skin patches are arguably the most interesting, diverse and promising category within the entire wearable technology market.
Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis
Researchers are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy - a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater.
NASA funds aviation research on a new fuel concept
Researchers are leading a newly funded project from NASA to develop a novel approach for all-electric aircraft.
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats.
Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires
Lithium batteries are what allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known, but so is their tendency to occasionally catch on fire - an occurrence known to battery researchers as "thermal runaway."
2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge
Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials.
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems
A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.
Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology
Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches
A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic skin patches, studying this emerging wearable technology product type that so many companies are investing heavily to develop and commercialize.