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May 30, 2022
The First Nuclear Powered Artificial Neuron

The First Nuclear Powered Artificial Neuron

A joint team from Arkenlight and Axorus have built the first artificial neuron powered by a Tritium Radiovoltaic micro-power generator. This proof of concept paves the way for long lasting autonomous implanted medical devices.
Healthtech Progress
May 27, 2022
Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem. Researchers used gene editing to turn off a specific molecule in the plant's genome which increased provitamin D3 in both the fruit and leaves of tomato plants. It was then converted to vitamin D3 through exposure to UVB light.
Healthtech Progress
May 26, 2022
The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DNA Nanopore Sequencing: Alternative Nanopore Structures

DNA Nanopore Sequencing: Alternative Nanopore Structures

This premium article delves into DNA nanopore sequencing and alternative nanopore structures. It will explore plasmonic nanopores, hybrid nanopores, sequencing by electronic tunnelling (SBET), field effect transistor-based nanopores, and more, as well as some of the key market players.
Healthtech Progress
May 24, 2022
'Off the Shelf' Engineered Stem Cells Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

'Off the Shelf' Engineered Stem Cells Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

In a new study scientists devised a novel therapeutic method for treating glioblastomas post-surgery by using stem cells taken from healthy donors engineered to attack glioblastoma-specific tumor cells. This strategy demonstrated profound efficacy in preclinical models, with 100 percent of mice living over 90 days after treatment.
Healthtech Progress
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
Healthtech Progress
May 23, 2022
CRISPR Gene Editing in Cockroaches

CRISPR Gene Editing in Cockroaches

Researchers have developed a CRISPR-Cas9 approach to enable gene editing in cockroaches, according to a new study. The simple and efficient technique, named 'direct parental' CRISPR (DIPA-CRISPR), involves the injection of materials into female adults where eggs are developing rather than into the embryos themselves.
Healthtech Progress
May 23, 2022
Night Time Solar Technology Can Now Deliver Power in the Dark

Night Time Solar Technology Can Now Deliver Power in the Dark

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in renewable energy technology by producing electricity from so-called 'night-time' solar power. The team generated electricity from heat radiated as infrared light, in the same way as the Earth cools by radiating into space at night.
Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
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 30, 2022
The First Nuclear Powered Artificial Neuron

The First Nuclear Powered Artificial Neuron

A joint team from Arkenlight and Axorus have built the first artificial neuron powered by a Tritium Radiovoltaic micro-power generator. This proof of concept paves the way for long lasting autonomous implanted medical devices.
Healthtech Progress
May 26, 2022
The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
Healthtech Progress
May 24, 2022
'Off the Shelf' Engineered Stem Cells Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

'Off the Shelf' Engineered Stem Cells Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

In a new study scientists devised a novel therapeutic method for treating glioblastomas post-surgery by using stem cells taken from healthy donors engineered to attack glioblastoma-specific tumor cells. This strategy demonstrated profound efficacy in preclinical models, with 100 percent of mice living over 90 days after treatment.
Healthtech Progress
May 23, 2022
CRISPR Gene Editing in Cockroaches

CRISPR Gene Editing in Cockroaches

Researchers have developed a CRISPR-Cas9 approach to enable gene editing in cockroaches, according to a new study. The simple and efficient technique, named 'direct parental' CRISPR (DIPA-CRISPR), involves the injection of materials into female adults where eggs are developing rather than into the embryos themselves.
Healthtech Progress
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
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 27, 2022
Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem. Researchers used gene editing to turn off a specific molecule in the plant's genome which increased provitamin D3 in both the fruit and leaves of tomato plants. It was then converted to vitamin D3 through exposure to UVB light.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DNA Nanopore Sequencing: Alternative Nanopore Structures

DNA Nanopore Sequencing: Alternative Nanopore Structures

This premium article delves into DNA nanopore sequencing and alternative nanopore structures. It will explore plasmonic nanopores, hybrid nanopores, sequencing by electronic tunnelling (SBET), field effect transistor-based nanopores, and more, as well as some of the key market players.
Healthtech Progress
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
Healthtech Progress
May 23, 2022
Night Time Solar Technology Can Now Deliver Power in the Dark

Night Time Solar Technology Can Now Deliver Power in the Dark

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in renewable energy technology by producing electricity from so-called 'night-time' solar power. The team generated electricity from heat radiated as infrared light, in the same way as the Earth cools by radiating into space at night.
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.
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