Biodegradable Circuits Developed to Deliver Medication Inside the Body | Design News


Researchers at L’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed biodegradable micro-resonators that they can heat locally and remotely with a wireless system that can be built into implants to release painkillers within human tissue, eliminating the need for invasive procedures like injections or catheters to deliver medication. The devices also could help prevent any ill effects of medications from affecting other parts of the body, researchers said.

Specifically, a team in EPFL’s Microsystems Laboratory at the School of Engineering developed a micro-sized electronic circuit–a resonant circuit in the shape of a small spiral–that is made from magnesium, a biocompatible material already found in the human body.

Source: Biodegradable Circuits Developed to Deliver Medication Inside the Body | Design News

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