23 Jan 2023
Covestro — 5G Materials
Covestro produce polycarbonate (PC) materials for 5G housing applications. IDTechEx spoke with Segment Manager Lucia Wang on these materials.
8 Oct 2021
Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes
Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes. Currently, it takes health care professionals hours to diagnose a heart attack. Initial results from an echocardiogram can quickly show indications of heart disease, but to confirm a patient is having a heart attack, a blood sample and analysis is required. Those results can take up to eight hours.
18 May 2021
Ultra- Precision Agriculture Uses Machine Learning, Robots
A gardener hoping for a crop of the juiciest summer tomatoes might tend to each and every plant in a plot. But a farmer working to feed the world? Researchers believe that may be possible. They're applying and integrating layers of technologies - including sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-throughput phenotyping platforms such as drones and small-scale rolling robots that can also fertilize, weed and cull single plants in a field - with the ultimate goal of replacing farmers' reliance on heavy machinery and broadcast spraying in operations of all sizes.
19 Apr 2021
Covestro: Materials for EV Chargers
A recent webinar (14/04/21) hosted by Covestro detailed their material offerings for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as well as the trends, properties and standards within this market.
27 Mar 2021
Büfa is a medium-sized company specialising in chemicals, cleaning, and composites. Since 2009, the company has worked on expanding their conductive material offerings with the use nanocarbons. IDTechEx spoke with Jens Wolters (new business manager) about this activity.
20 Nov 2020
Food and AgTech in 2020: An IDTechEx Perspective
2020 has been a challenging year for the food and agriculture industries, however, the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has led to several opportunities in the global food and agriculture industry, particularly for alternative and novel food systems.
20 Oct 2020
Covestro is the leading supplier of plastics products, focusing primarily on polycarbonates resin and polyerethanes. IDTechEx spoke with the R&D team for the use of polycarbonates in 5G infrastructure
9 Oct 2020
Could Unlocking the Plant Microbiome Lead to a New Green Revolution?
Plants host complex communities of microbes, which can have a significant impact on crop yields and quality, both positively and negatively. Until recently, it was generally believed that almost all microbes were detrimental or neutral to plant life.
28 Jul 2020
Varigen Biosciences is a life sciences start-up that uses advanced genomics technology to discover and produce the next generation of natural products. This article discusses how Varigen Biosciences is able to use its technology for discovery of natural products for use in agriculture.
28 Jul 2020
Feeding the World with Genetic Technologies: Technologies and Policies
Dr Michael Dent shares some of the research from the brand new IDTechEx report, "Genetic Technologies in Agriculture 2020-2030".
8 Jul 2020
Abbott Diabetes Care
This is a comprehensive review of the business and technology of Abbott Diabetes Care, assembled from company reports and extensive academic literature review, and supported by additional interview comments over several years. It focuses primarily on the technology behind their market leading FreeStyle™ Libre™ CGM device, which generated over $1.8bn in revenue in 2019.
2 Jul 2020
Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations is a Californian company that produces a range of biologically derived pesticides and fertilizers that can be used as effective alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals, without the damage to the environment. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Dr Pam Marrone.
30 Jun 2020
Ceradis is an agri-tech company that develops and produces environmentally friendly pesticides derived from nature, with the aim of creating safer and greener agriculture that can help feed the planet without costing the Earth. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
23 Jun 2020
Crop Enhancement is a Californian company aiming to develop agrochemical formulations that use advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to increase yield, while reducing the need for synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Crop Enhancement CEO Jean Pougnier.
22 Jun 2020
Bionema is a British company that develops biopesticides, pesticides derived from nature, rather than synthetic chemicals. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Bionema founder and CEO Minshad Ansari.
18 Jun 2020
Vegalab is company based in Switzerland that produces a range of natural products for use as agricultural inputs, including biopesticides and biostimulants. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with David Selakovic, founder and CEO of Vegalab.
18 Jun 2020
Azotic Technologies is a British start-up developing crop treatments based on nitrogen fixing bacteria. By using these bacteria as a biostimulant, farmers can increase their yields and reduce the need for environmentally damaging chemical fertilizers. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Steve Pearson, Commercial Director at Azotic Technologies
18 Jun 2020
CRISPR Technology Could Democratise Agriculture
Humans have been manipulating the DNA of the organisms around us in agriculture for thousands of years, using selective breeding to create sweeter fruit, hardier grains, cows that produce more milk, and many more valuable traits.
29 Apr 2020
Biome Makers is a Smart Microbial Discovery start-up based in Sacramento, California. The company focuses on developing soil analytic tools for more sustainable and productive agriculture, using machine learning and DNA sequencing to characterise the soil microbiome and provide actionable insight to growers. In April 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Pedro Langa and Daniel Almonacid, CFO and CTO at Biome Makers.
9 Apr 2020
Joyn Bio is a $100 million joint venture between chemicals giant Bayer and synthetic biology unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks. It is working to develop nitrogen fixing microbes that can be used to replace or supplement synthetic fertilisers.