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3D-printed supplement pill releases vitamins throughout day

Researchers at health startup Multiply Labs have developed a 3D-printed personalised pill which is able to release desired dosages of dietary supplements throughout the day. The company described a half-inch pill which would allow a user to take their normal ‘health-boosting’ vitamins in the morning, and perhaps a ‘burst of caffeine’ later in the afternoon…. Read More


Google and GSK partner in bioelectronic medicine venture

Google’s Verily Life Sciences is teaming up with British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to advance research into chronic conditions and bioelectronic treatments. The joint venture, to be called Galvani Bioelectronics, will look at developing electronic implants and medicines to treat sufferers of asthma, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. GSK is to own 55% of the… Read More


Micro-robots to perform medical procedures inside human body

Researchers in Switzerland are collaborating to develop a range of micro-robots which can be introduced into the human body to treat a variety of conditions, delivering drugs and performing minor operations. The teams from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) hope that the small bots… Read More


Video: Robot therapist works alongside physicians

Scientists in Singapore are trialling a massage therapist robot to free up the workload of physiotherapists under the increasing pressure of an ageing population. Emma, or Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, has been built by local startup AiTreat and developed by Nanyang Technological University graduate and physician Albert Zhang. The bot is currently undergoing clinical testing… Read More


Apple secures GlaxoSmithKline as first clinical research partner

Apple has established its first industry partnership for its clinical platform, ResearchKit, teaming up with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to support the drugmaker’s new rheumatoid arthritis trial. A ResearchKit-supported iOS app will help the pharma group gather data in its Patient Rheumatoid Arthritis Data from the Real World (PARADE) study, which is aiming to track the mobility… Read More