Recent advances in microfabrication techniques have allowed for the development of miniature, implantable electronics. When combined with soft materials, these implantable electronics can be used in applications such as stretchable and flexible biosensors. Important requirements for the use of biosensors include wireless monitoring capabilities, and manufacturing reliability and scalability. Until now, implantable electronics often have limited readout distances and rely on slow, low-throughput fabrication procedures. They are also often ridged and bulky, making them incompatible for soft tissues or blood vessels. Read more here.
By Amanda Mickley-Gass