16 Jul 2021
Artificial Intelligence New Blueprint for Precision Drug Discovery
A new approach that uses machine learning to hunt for disease targets and then predicts whether a drug is likely to receive FDA approval.
7 Jul 2021
Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears
Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
6 Jul 2021
Continuous Composites is a start-up company that work on continuous fiber 3D printing with a thermoset resin.
28 Jun 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity
A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
24 Jun 2021
Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Protects the Heart from Post-Op Adhesions
A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents. The team of engineers, scientists and physicians also conducted a pilot study on porcine hearts, with promising results.
8 Jun 2021
Super Productive 3D Bioprinter Could Help Speed up Drug Development
A 3D printer that rapidly produces large batches of custom biological tissues could help make drug development faster and less costly. Nanoengineers developed the high-throughput bioprinting technology, which 3D prints with record speed--it can produce a 96-well array of living human tissue samples within 30 minutes. Having the ability to rapidly produce such samples could accelerate high-throughput preclinical drug screening and disease modeling.
4 Jun 2021
CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test
While the coronavirus pandemic has proven once more that the tiniest germ can upset global civilization, a team has responded by illustrating that ancient strategies used by bacteria to battle viruses can be repurposed into transformative technologies.
31 May 2021
Alfa Chemistry Materials: Wide Choices for 3D Printing Materials
With the prevalence of 3D printing technology, the demand for 3D printing materials has increased. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry Materials, a professional supplier of various materials and chemicals, announced it would provide wide choices of 3D printing materials for customers worldwide.
26 May 2021
Solvay Additive Manufacturing Solutions
Solvay Additive Manufacturing Solutions, a division of Solvay Specialty Polymers, produces high performance polymer materials for AM. IDTechEx spoke with Brian Alexander, Global Product and Business Development Manager for Additive Manufacturing.
20 May 2021
Which Country Will be The Next to Approve Cultured Meat?
In December 2020, Singapore made headlines by becoming the first country in the world to approve a cultured meat product for commercial sale. The regulatory approval and subsequent commercial release of a cultured meat product caused a surge of excitement around the world, with many wondering where the next region to approve cultured meat for sale will be.
20 May 2021
Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study.
17 May 2021
Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons
Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
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.