Biofuel Cell Generates Electricity From Body Fluids

Biofuel Cell Generates Electricity From Body Fluids

A device implanted in a lab rat was able to power itself using oxygen and blood sugar.

Dan Gould
  • 15 september 2010

In what’s described as a medical first, National Geographic reports that a special glucose biofuel cell was able to generate electricity using the oxygen and blood sugar found in between cells. The device was successfully implanted and run inside a lab rat for eleven days.

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