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Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients...

Global Innovations : Materials
Hydrogel Adhesive Helps in Wound Healing

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an...

Global Innovations : Materials
Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

Global Innovations : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Regenerative Medicine: 3D Printing Biological Tissue

The future of medicine is biological — and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of...

Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent, and printable. The results have potential for a...

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart cells without affecting their behavior. A collaboration between the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Women's...

Global Innovations : Medical
Rehab Device Works with All Joints of Lower Limbs
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all joints of a lower limb. The patented technology can be used for rehabilitation after serious injuries or for...

Global Innovations : Medical
Electrical and Antibacterial Hydrogel Developed for Brain Implants
University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain
www.ehu.eus/en

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces have been created at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country. The Materials + Technology research group at...

Global Innovations : Medical
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
www.tue.nl

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University have developed a practicable and reliable way to test for infectious diseases. The test uses a special...

Global Innovations : Medical
A New Generation of Artificial Retinas Based on 2D Materials
University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX
www.utexas.edu
Seoul National University,
Seoul, South Korea
www.useoul.edu

Scientists report they have successfully developed and tested the world’s first ultrathin artificial retina that could vastly...

Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
www.hku.hk

Unlike their inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under conditions such as bending or stretching. Usually a thinner film can bend more easily. In addition to bending, a thinner or...

Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
‘Smart Stent’ Detects Narrowing of Arteries
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
news.ubc.ca

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience restenosis — the renewed narrowing of the artery due to plaque...

National University of Science and Technology MISIS
Moscow, Russia
http://en.misis.ru/

Together with colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal,...

Imperial College London
London, UK
www.imperial.ac.uk

In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s...

École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

An international research team has developed a device capable of improving the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units. The technology is based on local...

Global Innovations : AR/AI
Using Artificial intelligence to Evaluate Brain Maturity of Preterm Infants
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Global Innovations : Medical
Compact Device Can Detect Rheumatoid Arthritis
University of TwenteEnschede,
The Netherlands
www.utwente.nl/mira

According to a clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and...

Global Innovations : Medical
Polymeric System Uses Glucose to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
University College London
London, UK
www.ucl.ac.uk

A new drug-delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and tested by a UCL-led team of scientists.

Global Innovations : Medical
Shape Memory Gold Could Lead to Damage-Tolerant Devices
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa, Israel
www.technion.ac.il

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Germany have demonstrated for the first time the phenomena of shape memory and self-healing in gold micro-particles. Achieved...

Global Innovations : Medical
Metamaterial-Enhanced MRI Technology Provides Higher-Quality, More Detailed Images

Scientists from the Netherlands and Russia have developed a new technology for enhancing the local sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The metasurface-based MRI has been tested on human test subjects for the first time. The metasurface...

Global Innovations : Medical
Thin-Silicon Implantable Chip Gives Patients More Control over Haptic Prosthetics
ImecAntwerp, Belgium
www.imec-int.com

A prototype implantable chip aims to give patients more intuitive control over their arm prosthetics. The thin-silicon chip is a world’s first for electrode density and was developed by Imec, a research and...

Global Innovations : Medical
Solar-Powered Skin Offers New Possibilities for Prosthetics
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
www.gla.ac.uk/news

A new way of harnessing the sun's rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. Engineers from the University of Glasgow,...

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