Fully implantable and resorbable wireless medical devices for postsurgical infection abatement

H. Tao, S. W. Hwang, B. Marelli, B. An, J. E. Moreau, M. Yang, M. A. Brenckle, S. Kim, D. L. Kaplan, J. A. Rogers, F. G. Omenetto

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Abstract

We present a therapeutic application of a microfabricated implantable and resorbable medical device made out of fully degradable materials by demonstrating in vivo elimination of bacterial infection by wireless activation of the device after implantation. The device disappears upon its completion, requiring no retrieval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7050913
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2015-February
Issue numberFebruary
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2015
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: Jan 18 2015Jan 22 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tao, H., Hwang, S. W., Marelli, B., An, B., Moreau, J. E., Yang, M., Brenckle, M. A., Kim, S., Kaplan, D. L., Rogers, J. A., & Omenetto, F. G. (2015). Fully implantable and resorbable wireless medical devices for postsurgical infection abatement. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2015-February(February), 168-171. [7050913]. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7050913