Several Innovations have emerged in the field of portable kidney dialysis that promise to make dialysis easier, more convenient and improve patient outcomes. We discuss the macro-trends in the dialysis market and highlight some of the technologies enabling this shift.
Since their discovery in 1895, X-rays have given us the power to “see” inside everything from buildings to the inner workings of the human body. Successive advancements to improve x-ray imaging have sparked exponential changes in a range of industries, especially in healthcare. However, there has always been a trade-off between dose and image quality: low radiation doses are safer but result in reduced quality images, while high doses are toxic and damaging. Here, we highlight innovations in a diversity of fields in the quest to develop advanced X-ray imaging systems that provide the holy grail of high-resolution and low radiation dose in a scalable device.
The recent success of messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has reignited research interest in RNA therapeutics. Given that RNA therapeutics are expected to advance and play an integral role in the development of novel drugs for human diseases in the future, we discuss the impact and challenges this technology will have.