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Jul 11, 2022
Sound Reduces Pain in Mice

Sound Reduces Pain in Mice

An international team of scientists has identified the neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice. The findings could inform development of safer methods to treat pain.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin Pumps: A Growing Market

Insulin Pumps: A Growing Market

This premium article explores the growing market of insulin pumps, additionally looking into patch pumps and closed-loop systems.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 8, 2022
Mice Cloned Using Freeze Dried Cells Are Able to Have Pups

Mice Cloned Using Freeze Dried Cells Are Able to Have Pups

Whole-animal cloning could be used to secure biodiversity and rescue threatened species. However, current bio-banking methods rely on ultra-low temperature storage, which is expensive and vulnerable to power outages or other problems. Recent advances have enabled the storage of genetic material from freeze-dried sperm cells, which has increased the stability and security of storage, but is limited by the ability to obtain healthy sperm cells.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 7, 2022
Shapeshifting Microbots Can Brush and Floss Teeth

Shapeshifting Microbots Can Brush and Floss Teeth

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science shows that a hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 6, 2022
"Soft" CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects

"Soft" CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects

Curing debilitating genetic diseases is one of the great challenges of modern medicine. During the past decade, development of CRISPR technologies and advancements in genetics research brought new hope for patients and their families, although the safety of these new methods is still of significant concern. Now a team of biologists describes a new, safer approach that may correct genetic defects in the future. Their strategy, which makes use of natural DNA repair machinery, provides a foundation for novel gene therapy strategies with the potential to cure a large spectrum of genetic diseases.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 5, 2022
Dissolving Implantable Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs

Dissolving Implantable Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 4, 2022
A Fine-Tuned Gene Editor

A Fine-Tuned Gene Editor

The molecular tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be used to treat inherited blood disorders, but this may cause unintended genetic alterations. A team led of researchers has now presented an approach that minimizes such adverse consequences.
External Company Press Release
MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner using AI in Medicine, Diagnostics

MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner using AI in Medicine, Diagnostics

MultiOmic Health, an artificial intelligence -enabled drug discovery company, and Mesh Bio, a digital health startup transforming chronic disease management through predictive analytics, announce their partnership to conduct an observational clinical study on patients with chronic metabolic disease and increased risk of complications such as chronic kidney disease. The partnership will provide access to data from patient populations in Asia that have historically been underrepresented in chronic metabolic disease studies.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 1, 2022
Next-Gen Stroke Rehab:  Robot at Home

Next-Gen Stroke Rehab: Robot at Home

Most neuro technologies are limited to the lab or clinic and are very expensive and hard to operate. This brain-controlled robotic arm requires no surgery and is accessible to robotically guide stroke rehabilitation both in clinic and at home.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 30, 2022
Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support the spine's healing in more ways than one?
Healthtech Progress
Jun 30, 2022
Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis. It works using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, where laser light aimed at the sensor is changed slightly depending on whatever chemicals are present on the skin at that point. The sensor can be finely tuned to be extremely sensitive, and is robust enough for practical use.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 28, 2022
3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

When looking at the future of production of micro-scale organic electronics, researchers see their potential for use in flexible electronics and bioelectronics, via multiphoton 3D printers.
External Company Press Release
Novel Patching Material for Bone Defects

Novel Patching Material for Bone Defects

Ceramics and metals have been used for a while as structural materials to repair bones and joints. In the past, scientists engineered bioinert materials, which do not bond to bones directly; bioactive materials that can bond to bones; and bio-absorbable materials that are categorized in bioactive materials but they are absorbed by the body over time and are replaced by advancing bone tissue.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 27, 2022
Wearables and AI Might Pick up Presymptomatic COVID-19

Wearables and AI Might Pick up Presymptomatic COVID-19

Wearable activity trackers that monitor changes in skin temperature and heart and breathing rates, combined with artificial intelligence, might be used to pick up COVID-19 infection days before symptoms start, suggests preliminary research.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 27, 2022
Blood Pressure E-Tattoo Promises Continuous, Mobile Monitoring

Blood Pressure E-Tattoo Promises Continuous, Mobile Monitoring

Blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of heart health, but it's tough to frequently and reliably measure outside of a clinical setting. For decades, cuff-based devices that constrict around the arm to give a reading have been the gold standard. But now, researchers have developed an electronic tattoo that can be worn comfortably on the wrist for hours and deliver continuous blood pressure measurements at an accuracy level exceeding nearly all available options on the market today.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 24, 2022
Sniffing Out Your Identity with Breath Biometrics

Sniffing Out Your Identity with Breath Biometrics

Researchers have developed a new potential odorous option for the biometric security toolkit: your breath, an olfactory sensor capable of identifying individuals by analyzing the compounds in their breath.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 22, 2022
Data Show Benefits of CIRSPR-Edited Gene Therapy in Longer Term

Data Show Benefits of CIRSPR-Edited Gene Therapy in Longer Term

Researchers have presented new data on an investigational therapy for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia and severe sickle cell disease. The one-time treatment, developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, showed continued benefits at up to three years after administration, with a safety profile as expected for autologous transplant and potentially much safer than allogeneic transplant (from a donor).
Healthtech Progress
Jun 21, 2022
New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost. Stem cells offer great promise in the treatment of many diseases and injuries, from arthritis and diabetes to cancer, due to their ability to replace damaged cells. However, current technology used to harvest stem cells is labour intensive, time consuming and expensive.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 21, 2022
Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Infants' Motor Development

Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Infants' Motor Development

A Finnish research group has developed a novel wearable for infants for the reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit is a wearable medical device equipped with multiple movement sensors, which assist in assessing and predicting children's neurological development.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 17, 2022
New Material for Remote-Controlled Medication and Electronic Pills

New Material for Remote-Controlled Medication and Electronic Pills

Biomedicines are produced by living cells and are used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases among other things. One challenge is that the medicines are very expensive to produce, something that limits global access. Now researchers have invented a material that uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and pave the way for the development of electronic pills and drug implants.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 11, 2022
Sound Reduces Pain in Mice

Sound Reduces Pain in Mice

An international team of scientists has identified the neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice. The findings could inform development of safer methods to treat pain.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 8, 2022
Mice Cloned Using Freeze Dried Cells Are Able to Have Pups

Mice Cloned Using Freeze Dried Cells Are Able to Have Pups

Whole-animal cloning could be used to secure biodiversity and rescue threatened species. However, current bio-banking methods rely on ultra-low temperature storage, which is expensive and vulnerable to power outages or other problems. Recent advances have enabled the storage of genetic material from freeze-dried sperm cells, which has increased the stability and security of storage, but is limited by the ability to obtain healthy sperm cells.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 6, 2022
"Soft" CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects

"Soft" CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects

Curing debilitating genetic diseases is one of the great challenges of modern medicine. During the past decade, development of CRISPR technologies and advancements in genetics research brought new hope for patients and their families, although the safety of these new methods is still of significant concern. Now a team of biologists describes a new, safer approach that may correct genetic defects in the future. Their strategy, which makes use of natural DNA repair machinery, provides a foundation for novel gene therapy strategies with the potential to cure a large spectrum of genetic diseases.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 4, 2022
A Fine-Tuned Gene Editor

A Fine-Tuned Gene Editor

The molecular tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be used to treat inherited blood disorders, but this may cause unintended genetic alterations. A team led of researchers has now presented an approach that minimizes such adverse consequences.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 1, 2022
Next-Gen Stroke Rehab:  Robot at Home

Next-Gen Stroke Rehab: Robot at Home

Most neuro technologies are limited to the lab or clinic and are very expensive and hard to operate. This brain-controlled robotic arm requires no surgery and is accessible to robotically guide stroke rehabilitation both in clinic and at home.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 30, 2022
Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis. It works using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, where laser light aimed at the sensor is changed slightly depending on whatever chemicals are present on the skin at that point. The sensor can be finely tuned to be extremely sensitive, and is robust enough for practical use.
External Company Press Release
Novel Patching Material for Bone Defects

Novel Patching Material for Bone Defects

Ceramics and metals have been used for a while as structural materials to repair bones and joints. In the past, scientists engineered bioinert materials, which do not bond to bones directly; bioactive materials that can bond to bones; and bio-absorbable materials that are categorized in bioactive materials but they are absorbed by the body over time and are replaced by advancing bone tissue.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 27, 2022
Blood Pressure E-Tattoo Promises Continuous, Mobile Monitoring

Blood Pressure E-Tattoo Promises Continuous, Mobile Monitoring

Blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of heart health, but it's tough to frequently and reliably measure outside of a clinical setting. For decades, cuff-based devices that constrict around the arm to give a reading have been the gold standard. But now, researchers have developed an electronic tattoo that can be worn comfortably on the wrist for hours and deliver continuous blood pressure measurements at an accuracy level exceeding nearly all available options on the market today.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 22, 2022
Data Show Benefits of CIRSPR-Edited Gene Therapy in Longer Term

Data Show Benefits of CIRSPR-Edited Gene Therapy in Longer Term

Researchers have presented new data on an investigational therapy for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia and severe sickle cell disease. The one-time treatment, developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, showed continued benefits at up to three years after administration, with a safety profile as expected for autologous transplant and potentially much safer than allogeneic transplant (from a donor).
Healthtech Progress
Jun 21, 2022
Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Infants' Motor Development

Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Infants' Motor Development

A Finnish research group has developed a novel wearable for infants for the reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit is a wearable medical device equipped with multiple movement sensors, which assist in assessing and predicting children's neurological development.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin Pumps: A Growing Market

Insulin Pumps: A Growing Market

This premium article explores the growing market of insulin pumps, additionally looking into patch pumps and closed-loop systems.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 7, 2022
Shapeshifting Microbots Can Brush and Floss Teeth

Shapeshifting Microbots Can Brush and Floss Teeth

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science shows that a hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 5, 2022
Dissolving Implantable Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs

Dissolving Implantable Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications.
External Company Press Release
MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner using AI in Medicine, Diagnostics

MultiOmic Health, Mesh Bio Partner using AI in Medicine, Diagnostics

MultiOmic Health, an artificial intelligence -enabled drug discovery company, and Mesh Bio, a digital health startup transforming chronic disease management through predictive analytics, announce their partnership to conduct an observational clinical study on patients with chronic metabolic disease and increased risk of complications such as chronic kidney disease. The partnership will provide access to data from patient populations in Asia that have historically been underrepresented in chronic metabolic disease studies.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 30, 2022
Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support the spine's healing in more ways than one?
Healthtech Progress
Jun 28, 2022
3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

When looking at the future of production of micro-scale organic electronics, researchers see their potential for use in flexible electronics and bioelectronics, via multiphoton 3D printers.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 27, 2022
Wearables and AI Might Pick up Presymptomatic COVID-19

Wearables and AI Might Pick up Presymptomatic COVID-19

Wearable activity trackers that monitor changes in skin temperature and heart and breathing rates, combined with artificial intelligence, might be used to pick up COVID-19 infection days before symptoms start, suggests preliminary research.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 24, 2022
Sniffing Out Your Identity with Breath Biometrics

Sniffing Out Your Identity with Breath Biometrics

Researchers have developed a new potential odorous option for the biometric security toolkit: your breath, an olfactory sensor capable of identifying individuals by analyzing the compounds in their breath.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 21, 2022
New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost. Stem cells offer great promise in the treatment of many diseases and injuries, from arthritis and diabetes to cancer, due to their ability to replace damaged cells. However, current technology used to harvest stem cells is labour intensive, time consuming and expensive.
Healthtech Progress
Jun 17, 2022
New Material for Remote-Controlled Medication and Electronic Pills

New Material for Remote-Controlled Medication and Electronic Pills

Biomedicines are produced by living cells and are used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases among other things. One challenge is that the medicines are very expensive to produce, something that limits global access. Now researchers have invented a material that uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and pave the way for the development of electronic pills and drug implants.
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