Researchers have developed the world’s first sterilizable, flexible organic transistor, helping make patient monitoring devices easier to implant and integrate with the human body.

An international research team has succeeded in manufacturing the world’s first flexible, organic transistor that will help make patient monitoring devices easier to implant and integrate with the human body, and is expected to be adopted into wearable, patch-like health monitors or implantable devices like pace makers.

Up until now, existing organic transistors had huge obstacles towards their practical usage in the health and medical field because they are not durable under high temperature sterilization. The newly developed organic transistors are capable of being sterilized under high temperatures without electrically deteriorating–almost all the bacteria died off, but the electrical characteristics of the organic transistor were left unchanged.

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