The University of Rochester has developed an implantable biosensors that uses live cells to detect biochemical changes using photonics technology: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=4191
A study revealed at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society Meeting presented the first in-human results of a leadless implantable pacemaker. The device is about the size of a AAA battery and is implanted in the right ventricle. A limitation of… Read More ›
Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation has developed an implantable pump for localized cancer-fighting drug delivery. This first-generation Nano-Impedance Biosensor (NIB) detects vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-165) which is a biomarker correlating to the presence of a cancerous tumor in the body. The NIB… Read More ›
Image taken from http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-03/20/implantable-chip-doctor. A multidisciplinary Swiss team has developed a tiny implantable chip that can test blood and wirelessly transmit the information to doctors. Giovanni de Micheli and Sandro Carrara of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invented the… Read More ›
Advances in modern medicine are increasingly relying on electronic devices implanted inside the patient’s body. Nanotechnology allows us to create materials and coatings to construct these devices that are fully biocompatible. http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3207
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently developed silk-silicon implantable microcircuits that begin to dissolve two weeks after implantation. These particular implantable devices were designed to produce heat to fight infection after surgery. When the device were implanted in mice, they found that infection was reduced and only faint traces of the device remained after three weeks. These transient implantable devices may have far-ranging applications not only in medicine but in reducing electronic waste.
Nokia has introduced a smart phone that can charge itself wirelessly. (http://www.nokia.com/global/products/lumia/) It is safe to assume that Nokia uses induction based technology to charge the phone. The phone (equipped with a special receiver) is placed on a mat that… Read More ›