(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.

mhealth: assessing anemia without drawing blood

mhealth: assessing anemia without drawing blood

Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person's eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels, a protein in red blood cells.

"Access checker" remotely measures body temperature

"Access checker" remotely measures body temperature

An innovative measurement method is helping to detect people infected with coronavirus from a safe distance. It detects fever, increased pulse rates and fast breathing without endangering the person conducting the testing.

Implants: Next-generation brain interfaces

Implants: Next-generation brain interfaces

Next-generation brain implants with more than a thousand electrodes can survive for more than six years.

'Organ-on-a-chip' finds out how COVID-19 invades our bodies

'Organ-on-a-chip' finds out how COVID-19 invades our bodies

In order for a COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral drugs to be developed, scientists first need to understand why this virus spreads so easily and quickly, and why it invades our bodies with seemingly little resistance from our immune system.

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

EPFL students teamed up with startup IcosaMed to develop the SmartBra – the first piece of smart clothing that can be used for cancer prevention.

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

Researchers developed a modular system for the genetic reprogramming of bacteria, thereby turning the organisms into cell factories for multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles.

App detects side effect of breast cancer treatment

App detects side effect of breast cancer treatment

Commercially available app-based technology now makes early detection of lymphedema easier, allowing for proactive treatment.

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