19 Sep 2022
Mission Bio is a US-based biotech company, founded in 2014 as a spinout from the University of San Francisco (UCSF). The company provides genomic sequencing services and devices for use in research.
3 Aug 2022
PrinterPrezz are a US-based end-to-end manufacturer of 3D printed medical devices. IDTechEx spoke with CEO Shri Shetty to discuss the company's mission.
3 Dec 2021
Gut Microbiome Genetically Edited with CRISPR in Mice
In a first, researchers have successfully used the DNA-editing system, CRISPR to alter the genomes of bacteria living in the guts of mammals, a development which stands to advance our understanding of the microbiome and could eventually pave the way for treating gut-related disease.
16 Apr 2021
Tiny Wireless Implant Detects Oxygen Deep Within the Body
Engineers have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs or tissue and provide an early warning of potential transplant failure.
11 Feb 2021
Oura is a Finnish company that have commercialized the Oura Ring, a smart wearable with multiple sensors for health tracking.
3 Feb 2021
Peer-Reviewed Validation of Wireless Earbud for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nēsos announced the publication of data from a pilot clinical study demonstrating the power of its e-mmunotherapy platform in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The data, published in The Lancet Rheumatology, focuses on a clinical study evaluating the Nēsos developed e-mmunotherapy treatment in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
10 Dec 2020
Earbud Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Postpartum Depression
Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function and treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and migraine. Such is the ambition of Nēsos,
a startup launching out of stealth today, following months of development. The team is pioneering a new method for the treatment of multiple diseases: via an earbud brain interface, proprietary electrical fields are delivered to the target brain areas that help control immune function.
2 Dec 2020
Spotlight Therapeutics $30M Funding for Non-viral CRISPR Gene Editing
Spotlight Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-viral gene editing therapeutics for direct in vivo editing of target genes, closed its Series A financing bringing the total raised to $30 million.
27 Aug 2020
InkSpace imaging have applied screen printing of silver nano-particle conductive inks to make lightweight, flexible, low-cost surface coils for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. They are especially focused on developing smaller coils for pediatric patients.
12 Aug 2020
Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language
New research by neuroscientists revealed that a simple, earbud-like device that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer's ability to learn the sounds of a new language. This device may have wide-ranging applications for boosting other kinds of learning as well.
22 Aug 2019
IDTechEx was updated on the latest developments and messaging from Reveal Biosensors on their 'Energy Conversion Monitor', a wearable optical sensor which is highly responsive to physiological stress.
6 Aug 2019
Brain research decodes thoughts as words instantly
Scientists recently showed that brain activity recorded as research participants spoke could be used to create remarkably realistic synthetic versions of that speech, suggesting hope that one day such brain recordings could be used to restore voices to people who have lost the ability to speak. However, it took the researchers weeks or months to translate brain activity into speech, a far cry from the instant results that would be needed for such a technology to be clinically useful.
21 May 2019
Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research
Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.
29 Apr 2019
Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract - an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
20 Feb 2019
CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system
Scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally "invisible" to the immune system, a feat of biological engineering that, in laboratory studies, prevented rejection of stem cell transplants.
18 Jan 2019
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.