Implantable Electronics that Dissolve in the Body

Implantable Electronics that Dissolve in the Body
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Using thin, flexible silicon electronics attached to a silk substrate, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made electronics that can almost completely dissolve inside the body.

Dan Gould
  • 16 november 2009

Using thin, flexible silicon electronics attached to a silk substrate, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made electronics that can almost completely dissolve inside the body.

Potential applications include photonic tattoos that could show blood sugar readings and electrodes that could interface with the nervous system.

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