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Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules, and boost the success of root canal treatments. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves removing the infected soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, and flushing the tooth with antibiotics or chemicals to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
CGMs Could Be Significant Driver for Diabetes Digital Health Industry

CGMs Could Be Significant Driver for Diabetes Digital Health Industry

Glucose monitoring is an integral part of diabetes management, and test strips have historically been the predominant method of measuring blood glucose. However, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) have emerged as a major competitor over the last decade.
External Company Press Release
Fujitsu and RIKEN Research on Next-Generation IT Drug Discovery

Fujitsu and RIKEN Research on Next-Generation IT Drug Discovery

Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN have launched a joint research project on next-generation IT drug discovery technology utilizing the supercomputer Fugaku, aiming to accelerate digital transformation in drug discovery, explore promising new areas in this process, and dramatically reduce development period and costs for new drug development.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
Healthtech Progress
May 17, 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
Healthtech Progress
May 16, 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
Healthtech Progress
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

This premium article gives an introduction to DNA nanopore sequencing, in particular looking at why it's important and comparing it with other sequencing methods. It will also introduce basecallers and explore biological and solid-state nanopores.
Healthtech Progress
May 13, 2022
CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have received $1 million from Canada's Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world's first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes. The researchers say the study is an important step toward developing a potential functional cure for type 1 diabetes.
Healthtech Progress
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Healthtech Progress
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
Healthtech Progress
May 5, 2022
Bye, Bye, Biopsy?  Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Bye, Bye, Biopsy? Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Researchers are developing a low-cost handheld device that could cut the rate of unnecessary biopsies in half and give dermatologists and other frontline physicians easy access to laboratory-grade cancer diagnostics.
Healthtech Progress
May 3, 2022
Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday 5 May 2022 - What is driving the growing need for point-of-care? Is point-of-care too expensive? What's next for COVID-19 point-of-care? The webinar will discuss growth during the COVID-19 pandemic; the market beyond COVID-19; key trends; and emerging transduction methods at point-of-care
Healthtech Progress
Apr 29, 2022
Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

In recent years, non invasive brain stimulation has emerged as a new therapeutic option for alcohol use disorder and other substance-related and addictive disorders. NIBS methods have showed promising results for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, but little is known about the effectiveness on long-term abstinence.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 26, 2022
New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

An interdisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and geneticists has developed a new way of studying the heart: they've built a miniature replica of a heart chamber from a combination of nanoengineered parts and human heart tissue. There are no springs or external power sources—like the real thing, it just beats by itself, driven by the live heart tissue grown from stem cells.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 21, 2022
Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Noninvasive sound technology breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans
Healthtech Progress
Apr 20, 2022
How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

Never before has point-of-care testing been so crucial to healthcare systems. In the last 2 years, COVID-19 has caused the point-of-care biosensors industry to expand by almost 300%. A recent IDTechEx report explains the drivers causing the shift from conventional laboratory-based diagnostics toward point-of-care diagnostics performed directly at hospitals, clinics, offices, and at home.
Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules, and boost the success of root canal treatments. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves removing the infected soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, and flushing the tooth with antibiotics or chemicals to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
External Company Press Release
Fujitsu and RIKEN Research on Next-Generation IT Drug Discovery

Fujitsu and RIKEN Research on Next-Generation IT Drug Discovery

Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN have launched a joint research project on next-generation IT drug discovery technology utilizing the supercomputer Fugaku, aiming to accelerate digital transformation in drug discovery, explore promising new areas in this process, and dramatically reduce development period and costs for new drug development.
Healthtech Progress
May 17, 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
Healthtech Progress
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
Healthtech Progress
May 13, 2022
CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

CRISPR Modified Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have received $1 million from Canada's Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world's first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes. The researchers say the study is an important step toward developing a potential functional cure for type 1 diabetes.
Healthtech Progress
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
Healthtech Progress
May 3, 2022
Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Upcoming Webinar - Point-of-Care Biosensors: COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday 5 May 2022 - What is driving the growing need for point-of-care? Is point-of-care too expensive? What's next for COVID-19 point-of-care? The webinar will discuss growth during the COVID-19 pandemic; the market beyond COVID-19; key trends; and emerging transduction methods at point-of-care
Healthtech Progress
Apr 26, 2022
New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

An interdisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and geneticists has developed a new way of studying the heart: they've built a miniature replica of a heart chamber from a combination of nanoengineered parts and human heart tissue. There are no springs or external power sources—like the real thing, it just beats by itself, driven by the live heart tissue grown from stem cells.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 20, 2022
How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

How Has the Biosensor Market Doubled in Just Two Years?

Never before has point-of-care testing been so crucial to healthcare systems. In the last 2 years, COVID-19 has caused the point-of-care biosensors industry to expand by almost 300%. A recent IDTechEx report explains the drivers causing the shift from conventional laboratory-based diagnostics toward point-of-care diagnostics performed directly at hospitals, clinics, offices, and at home.
Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
CGMs Could Be Significant Driver for Diabetes Digital Health Industry

CGMs Could Be Significant Driver for Diabetes Digital Health Industry

Glucose monitoring is an integral part of diabetes management, and test strips have historically been the predominant method of measuring blood glucose. However, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) have emerged as a major competitor over the last decade.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
Healthtech Progress
May 16, 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

An Introduction to DNA Nanopore Sequencing

This premium article gives an introduction to DNA nanopore sequencing, in particular looking at why it's important and comparing it with other sequencing methods. It will also introduce basecallers and explore biological and solid-state nanopores.
Healthtech Progress
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Healthtech Progress
May 5, 2022
Bye, Bye, Biopsy?  Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Bye, Bye, Biopsy? Handheld Device to Identify Skin Cancers

Researchers are developing a low-cost handheld device that could cut the rate of unnecessary biopsies in half and give dermatologists and other frontline physicians easy access to laboratory-grade cancer diagnostics.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 29, 2022
Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

In recent years, non invasive brain stimulation has emerged as a new therapeutic option for alcohol use disorder and other substance-related and addictive disorders. NIBS methods have showed promising results for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, but little is known about the effectiveness on long-term abstinence.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Healthtech Progress
Apr 21, 2022
Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Tumors Partially Destroyed with Sound Don't Come Back

Noninvasive sound technology breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans
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