14 Apr 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?
It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
7 Apr 2021
OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation
A new study finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation.
6 Apr 2021
ProFound AI May Reduce Interval Breast Cancer Rates
iCAD Inc announced that ProFound AI for 2D Mammography might notably reduce the risk of interval breast cancer, according to a retrospective analysis recently published in the Journal of Medical Screening.
29 Mar 2021
A.D.A.M. is a 3D bioprinting startup developing personalized bone implants.
24 Mar 2021
Agronomics is a UK-based investment company focused on novel food technology, particularly in the fields of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional meat production and plant-based sources of nutrition. In March 2021, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Michael Dent spoke with Agronomics co-founder Anthony Chow about the company's investments in the cultured meat space.
23 Mar 2021
Nyxoah is a health-tech company focused on commercialization of solutions to treat sleep disordered breathing conditions.
19 Mar 2021
Lab-Created Heart Valves Can Grow With The Recipient
A groundbreaking new study shows for the first time that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient. The valves also showed reduced calcification and improved blood flow function compared to animal-derived valves currently used when tested in the same growing lamb model.
4 Mar 2021
CRISPR Treatment Cuts Cholesterol in Mice by Up to 57% in one Shot
The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically targeted to the gene, tissue and organ that needs treatment.
19 Feb 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Treat Adolescent Migraine
electroCore Inc received clearance from the Unites States Food and Drug Administration of the company's submission to expand the label of gammaCore nVNS to include the acute and preventive treatment of migraine in adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age.
10 Feb 2021
Conductive Transfers is an early-stage UK-based company that has developed an innovative approach for manufacturing stretchable electronics based around transfer printing. They are targeting wide range of applications including medical devices and printed heaters for automotive interiors.
10 Feb 2021
Akili Interactive is a start-up that has commercialized a video game for the treatment for attention deficit hyperactive disorder in children.
27 Jan 2021
BioIntelliSense was founded in 2018, based in Denver, CO.
21 Jan 2021
FDA Releases Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Action Plan
The US Food and Drug Administration released the agency's first Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Based Software as a Medical Device Action Plan. This action plan describes a multi-pronged approach to advance the Agency's oversight of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-based medical software.
19 Jan 2021
Treating Advanced Depression with Stimulation Therapies
When medicines and cognitive behavioral therapy aren't working to improve symptoms of advanced depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation are alternative therapies approved by the US Food & Drug Administration that offer hope for a better quality of life.
18 Jan 2021
Desktop Metal to buy EnvisionTEC for $300 Million
Desktop Metal Inc announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire EnvisionTEC for total consideration of $300 million, consisting of a combination of cash and newly issued Desktop Metal stock.
14 Jan 2021
Novel Drug Free Therapeutic Wearable is on the Way
The 50 million Americans who suffer with chronic pain will soon have a drug-free alternative to provide relief. Today, Soovu Labs Inc moves out of stealth mode to announce the introduction of Soovu Wearable Pain Relief, a unique "therable" (wearable medical device and app) to treat chronic pain.
5 Jan 2021
Mosa Meat is a Dutch company developing "cultured meat", meat products created from cultured animal cells without requiring animal slaughter and at a fraction of the environmental cost of conventional meat. In December 2020, IDTechEx Senior Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat
29 Dec 2020
Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images
Researchers have developed a new bio-inspired medical endoscope that can acquire 3D visible light and near-infrared fluorescence images at the same time. It features an optical design that combines the high-resolution 3D imaging of human vision with the mantis shrimp's capability to simultaneously detect multiple wavelengths of light.