Sustainable innovation: business model and technology must evolve together
Special Delivery: can advanced intracellular delivery enable superior cell therapies for solid tumour treatment – and beyond?
Only a ‘click’ away: click chemistry transforms life science applications
Accelerating medical device development: Lessons from CoVent and the UK ventilator challenge
Developing a medical device in weeks rather than years during the coronavirus pandemic was an extraordinary undertaking. Dan Strange reviews TTP’s “Project Jarre” to develop the CoVent(TM) ventilator and draws some lessons as to how – when needs must – faster medical device development is possible.
5G NGSO Broadband Failures – What Next for Investors?
After the LeoSat and OneWeb bankruptcies and Intelsat’s Chapter 11 filing, what’s next for satcom investors? Will the 5G IoT opportunity come into sharper focus? Adrian Hillier and Peter Kibutu revisit their triangle of competitive differentiation in the satcom industry.
DNA Origami: What can we make of it?
From smiley faces to diagnostic sensors, the possibility of using DNA as a nanofabrication material is gaining increasing attention. Gary Skinner explains “DNA Origami,” its applications and what is holding back its wider adoption into the marketplace.
Key early-stage microfabrication decisions for life science start-ups and SMEs
Many companies face important early-stage decisions about how best to access cleanroom and laboratory facilities, equipment and know-how towards microfabrication – get these decisions wrong and progress to market can become painfully slow, says Fred Hussain.
Spotlight on upconversion nanoparticles: finding the right chemistry to make life science applications “click”
Biomedical imaging and diagnostic platforms increasingly demand stable detection reagents and quantifiable signal output. Upconversion nanoparticles fit the bill and, in the hands of Wenshu Xu and Verity Jackson, allow for multiplex biomarker detection.
IoT Security: In today’s world, military-grade all-round?
From temperature sensors and connected toasters to security cameras and smart cars, it's easy to assume that the correct level of security for IoT devices is the highest level of security, but this isn't necessarily the case, says Brendan Ronayne.
Towards a technology platform for future enterprise drones: Easing drone product managers’ woes
With Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations just over the horizon, future enterprise drones could vastly improve industrial productivity. But to offer products with the right capabilities, drone manufacturers must guide the development of a common underlying technology platform for their target market segments, says Vidhya Sridhar.
How can satellite operators invest to differentiate themselves in an open 5G world?
The satellite and telecoms industries have committed to the future convergence of terrestrial and non-terrestrial telecommunications networks. A world of global hybrid connectivity based on 5G standards is coming into sight, and so is a new industry ecosystem.
Complex generics pharmaceutical devices: scaling the barriers to entry
Many generics companies have experienced the challenges of getting a “complex generic” to market firsthand. But, argues David Cottenden, there are device strategies to stack the odds in your favour…
Robots as domestic servants? And what Bill Gates missed in betting on domestic robotics a decade ago
The revolution in domestic robotics did not happen as Bill Gates predicted. But a decade of progress means that we can ask what vision for domestic robotics could eventually satisfy the cost, performance and safety requirements of the consumer.