(Bio)Tech & IT

Advances in healthcare are strongly driven by information technology and (bio)engineering. We reports on the development of next-gen diagnostic and biotech tools such as CRIPSR and other smart technologies that transform the delivery of care. We also cover the progress of digitalization and the creating of cutting-edge IT solutions – from using big data to predict therapy responses to using blockchain to make sharing of medical data secure.

Lensless microscopy chip for diagnostic applications

Lensless microscopy chip for diagnostic applications

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a lensless microscope that allows an observer to enjoy an enormous field of view.

Human textiles to repair blood vessels

Human textiles to repair blood vessels

Researchers are developing “human textiles” from collagen in order to repair damaged blood vessels.

A precision chip recreates blood-brain barrier

A precision chip recreates blood-brain barrier

Researchers at Georgia Tech have now developed a chip that accurately replicates its function using the human cells that form this important part of our anatomy.

A step towards mending a broken heart

A step towards mending a broken heart

Bioengineers have developed a prototype patch that does the same job as crucial aspects of heart tissue.

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

The first Parkinson's patient worldwide was treated with a new neurostimulator, which enables better, more personalized care for patients.

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

A game devised to make players better at spotting fake news and misinformation, has the intended effect in Sweden, Greece, Germany and Poland.

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony Electronics has received clearance for the company's NUCLeUS™ Operating Room, Imaging Management and Collaboration Control platform.

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

First fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits opens the path towards the development of electronic skin.

Research-backed games to train your brain

Research-backed games to train your brain

Researchers have designed and developed three digital games to help children and adults improve their cognitive skills.

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Researchers used a microfluidic devices to fabricate tiny strands of collagen called fibrils to help further his team’s research on the eye’s repair process.

Using tumor-on-a-chip to find cancer drugs

Using tumor-on-a-chip to find cancer drugs

Researchers have developed a 'tumor-on-a-chip' that can better mimic the environment inside the body, paving the way for improved screening of potential cancer fighting drugs.

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