Special Delivery: can advanced intracellular delivery enable superior cell therapies for solid tumour treatment – and beyond?
Inspired by the promise of CAR-T cell therapy, new technologies to combat the hostile solid tumour microenvironment are being developed, underpinned by innovations in intracellular delivery, say Megan McCandless and Stuart Lowe.
Only a ‘click’ away: click chemistry transforms life science applications
Click chemistry has come into its own in a wide range of life science applications and opens up opportunities that lie between chemistry, biology and material science, says Wenshu Xu.
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.