(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.

Medical technology 2020 – a review

Medical technology 2020 – a review

Covid-19 gave many of these predictions for 2020 an entirely new spin: while some of the hyped trends turned out to play only bit-parts others became box-office hits in the new normal.

Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research.

Are digital trackers for mental health fit for purpose?

Are digital trackers for mental health fit for purpose?

Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny.

An inkjet-printed artificial retina model

An inkjet-printed artificial retina model

Researchers have developed a color-sensitive, inkjet-printed, pixelated artificial retina model.

Star Trek: DNA “tricorder” for your pocket

Star Trek: DNA “tricorder” for your pocket

Scientists developed the world’s first mobile genome sequence analyzer, a new iPhone app called iGenomics.

Healthcare: Why Focus On Digitalization?

Healthcare: Why Focus On Digitalization?

The Healthcare Automation and Digitalization Congress on 22nd - 23rd of March, 2021, will cover digital trends in the healthcare industry.

A touch-free vital signs monitor

A touch-free vital signs monitor

Scientists have developed a technique that monitors a patient’s vital signs completely touch free.

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