Insights from BCC Research

China Develops 3-D Printed Tire Using Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tire.pngA Chinese tire manufacturer has developed the country’s first 3-D printed tire, with assistance from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT).

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Topics: Plastics

3D Cell Culture: Global Markets and Out-of-this-World Applications

Posted by Laurie L. Sullivan on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Fast-moving developments in 3D cell culture tools and technologies are accelerating cancer research and its clinical applications, as well as other areas of medical research and safety applications. BCC Research forecasts some segments of the global 3D cell culture market to have five-year compound annual growth rates as high as 44% through 2021 (e.g., 3D applications in toxicology for pharmaceutical development). In another example, neurological safety testing could grow from being a $5 million segment in 2015 to $95 million by 2021, according to BCC Research’s study, 3D Cell Cultures: Technologies and Global Markets.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Biotechnology

'Spectral Fingerprinting' Detects Early Corrosion inside Concrete

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Steel -Inside-Concrete-Wall.jpegA new evaluation method using terahertz waves can detect the early stages of corrosion on steel rebars directly through their concrete covering. Developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the noninvasive “spectral fingerprint” technique reveals the corrosion of concrete-encased steel before it can cause any significant degradation of the structure it supports.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

New Technology Turns Tap Water into Ozone-based Sanitizer

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM
lemon-sanitization.jpgOzone generation technology (OGT) is a powerful oxidant and disinfectant that supports many types of industrial, commercial and residential applications for water, air and gas treatment.
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Topics: Chemicals