Research Articles

by Dr Nadia Tsao

10 Jun 2021

AI in Drug Discovery Cuts Timelines From 5+ Years to Months

AI has been successfully applied to speed up virtual screening, de novo drug discovery, and can be utilized to optimize compounds to have drug-like properties. Processes that typically take several years can be reduced to a matter of months.
09 Apr 2021

Antimicrobial Technologies - How Do They Work?

Antimicrobial technologies such as coatings and textiles containing silver and copper are helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that whatever they touch, whether that is a door handle or their own mask, is free from live SARS-CoV-2 particles. But how exactly do these antimicrobial technologies work?
09 Mar 2021

Innovations in Antimicrobials: New Methods to Eliminate Microbes

Today, antimicrobial technologies are used around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Surfaces and products protected by antimicrobial technology can continuously inactivate and kill harmful microorganisms such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In this article, IDTechEx highlights three innovative start-ups that are developing next-generation antimicrobial technologies.
11 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Driving Unprecedented Growth for Antimicrobial Industry

COVID-19 is driving 3- and 4-digit growth for antimicrobial companies - this market has received significant attention from governments, industry, and even consumers over the past year (2020) due to the technology's potential to address transmission of COVID-19.
07 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Brings Unprecedented Shifts in Healthcare Technology Adoption

At IDTechEx, we cover emerging technologies and industry trends, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct or indirect impact on all of them. In this article we will describe some of the key roles that these technologies have played in 2020.
17 Nov 2020

Opportunities in Bioelectronic Medicine - Recent Progress

IDTechEx finds significant progress for companies developing non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation technologies
22 Sep 2020

Flexible Electronics in Wearable Cardiac Monitoring Technologies

IDTechEx forecasts that flexible electronics in cardiac monitoring, deployed in electronic skin patches and electronic textiles, will be a $2 billion market in the year 2030.
20 Aug 2020

Skin Sensors Enable Personalized Skin Care

IDTechEx have released a new research report, "Skin Sensors 2020- 2030: Technologies, Markets, Players, Forecasts".
23 Jul 2020

Skin Analysis Technologies Market to Reach $275 Million by 2030

With a surface area of up to 2 square meters, skin is the largest organ of the human body. Skin acts as an outer covering and barrier - not only is skin health crucial to the overall health of an individual, but skin appearance has significant societal impact as well (body image, communication, etc.).
09 Jun 2020

3D Bioprinted Organs in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

3D bioprinting provides scientists with the unique ability to create artificial tissue that closely resembles native tissue in form and function. A method of tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting is the precise deposition of cells, typically layer-by-layer, to realize a final 3D construct. Over the years, 3D bioprinting has seen increased adoption as a research tool and as a method for tissue engineering in regenerative medicine.
05 May 2020

Flexible Electronics Are the Future in Wearable Health Monitoring

While traditional electronic systems have an inherently rigid form factor, developments in manufacturing processes and materials are enabling a new world of flexible electronics. IDTechEx forecasts the market for healthcare products containing flexible electronics to be worth over $8.3 billion by the year 2030.
24 Apr 2020

Telehealth Rises to the Challenge During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth has been poised to disrupt healthcare for many years, but unfortunately has faced a slow rise in adoption. This has changed in the COVID-19 crisis.