Keyword: Biological sciences

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R&D: Nanotechnology
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
R&D: AR/AI
The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Materials
Brown seaweed, pigments team up for nontoxic and stable gel structures.
Briefs: Medical
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a genosensor that is efficient in detecting SARS-CoV-2.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The development of this biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the...

R&D: Medical
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
Briefs: Medical
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
Features: Data Acquisition
The FDA will focus on data management and digitizing healthcare.
Global Innovations: Energy

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
R&D: Materials
Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
R&D: Materials
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.

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