14 Nov 2022
Covalon is a Canadian company active in infection control, advanced wound care, and medical coatings.
18 Jul 2022
Engineering Team Creates Bioartificial Left Ventricle
Researchers have grown a small-scale model of a human left heart ventricle in the lab. The bioartificial tissue construct is made with living heart cells and beats strongly enough to pump fluid inside a bioreactor.
20 Jun 2022
Flexible, Highly Sensitive Motion Device Created by Extrusion Printing
The creation of high-resolution extrusion printing—think 3D printing but with ink that conducts electricity—has enabled researchers to explore the potential of wearable human motion devices.
4 May 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin
In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
12 Apr 2022
Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells
A team of researchers has leveraged quantum mechanics to optimize the active layer within a device known as an inverted perovskite solar cell - a technology that could one day result in mass-market solar cells that a fraction of those currently on the market.
16 Sep 2021
CERT Systems is a Canadian start-up developing electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to produce fuels and chemical feedstocks. In September 2021, IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to CERT's Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, Dr Alex Ip.
27 Apr 2021
OTI Lumionics is an early-stage Canadian company that is developing advanced materials using simulations performed using a quantum-inspired computational approach. Its first product is a material that assists in the manufacture of transparent cathodes for OLED displays.
13 Jan 2021
Two Sided Solar Cells to Collect Scattered Light
To increase the performance of solar panels, a team of researchers has created a bifacial, or two-sided, tandem solar cell, built by bringing together the best of the perovskite and silicon technologies.
16 Oct 2020
Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen
Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
15 Sep 2020
Formation of New Alliance is Another Big Step in Materials Informatics
LG and Total become the latest major players to make a significant announcement for their materials informatics intentions.
2 Sep 2020
Amber Molecular Inc. is an early stage Canadian company that is focusing on fluorescent materials for red and orange OLEDs. These are designed to be paired with TADF materials to increase the electrical efficiency, lower the manufacturing costs, and widen the color gamut, of OLED devices. The company's commercialization strategy applies their significant synthetic flexibility to value-added strategic partnerships with TADF companies and OLED manufacturers.