(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.

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Researchers at have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current.

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

COMPAMED 2020 took place entirely online due to the pandemic - but still won over their audiences due to their high degree of international resonance in this format too.

Diabetes: Computer vision app allows easier monitoring

Diabetes: Computer vision app allows easier monitoring

A computer vision technology has been put into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

Medical training platform for unique learning experience

Medical training platform for unique learning experience

Why do people learn new skills at different speeds? A medical training aid is addressing this question by blending sensory technology with psychological insight.

An efficient way to create nanographene

An efficient way to create nanographene

Researchers have discovered a new way to create nanographene for power and display devices.

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

With soaring demand for point-of-care testing (POCT), microfluidics has been a pivotal resource as COVID-19 swept across the world.

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