(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.

Brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions

Brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions

A wearable brain-machine interface system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis, even those struggling with locked-in syndrome.

Neuroprosthesis decodes speech for paralyzed man

Neuroprosthesis decodes speech for paralyzed man

Researchers have developed a "speech neuroprosthesis" that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences.

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

Microfluidic device rapidly delivers mRNA nanoparticles

With a ‘liquid assembly line,’ researchers produce mRNA-delivering-nanoparticles a hundred times faster than standard microfluidic technologies.

Nano-scale borate bioactive glass for skin-healing

Nano-scale borate bioactive glass for skin-healing

Researchers have constructed a nano-scale borate bioactive glass that can effectively reduces the biological toxicity of borate bioglass and improves the biocompatibility of the glass.

MasSpec Pen shows promise in pancreatic cancer surgery

MasSpec Pen shows promise in pancreatic cancer surgery

The MasSpec Pen has shown to accurately identify tissues and surgical margins directly in patients and differentiate healthy and cancerous tissue from banked pancreas samples.

Self-powered implant stimulates fast bone healing

Self-powered implant stimulates fast bone healing

Reseachers have developed a self-powered implantable and bioresorbable electrostimulation device for biofeedback bone fracture healing.

Device stops bleeding from knife wounds

Device stops bleeding from knife wounds

A student at Loughborough University has designed life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds.

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