(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.

Cryomicroneedles for intradermal therapeutic cell delivery

Cryomicroneedles for intradermal therapeutic cell delivery

Scientists have developed a new generation of microneedles technology which allows the intradermal delivery of living cells in a minimally invasive manner.

A fully recyclable printed electronics

A fully recyclable printed electronics

Engineers at Duke University have developed the world's first fully recyclable printed electronics.

Medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics

Medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics

Modern medicine needs better quality samples than traditional biopsy needles can provide, ultrasonically oscillating needles can improve treatment and reduce discomfort.

Tiny implant for imaging of brain activity

Tiny implant for imaging of brain activity

Researchers used nanophotonic technology to develop a brain-implantable tool that can aid in the optical imaging of brain activity.

CRISPRoff offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance

CRISPRoff offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance

Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR’s basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what’s known as the epigenome.

mhealth: savvy smartphone imaging systems

mhealth: savvy smartphone imaging systems

Development of smartphone-based imaging systems for medicine and healthcare can be optimized by newly published guidelines for holistic assessment.

Gamification: fighting dementia with play

Gamification: fighting dementia with play

Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia, as demonstrated for the first time in a study by an international team of researchers .

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