Biodegradable wireless power supply for bioelectronic implants developed

South China Morning Post November 20, 2023, 03:00 AM UTC

Summary: Chinese researchers have developed a biodegradable, wireless power supply for bioelectronic implants. The device, containing a magnesium coil and zinc-ion hybrid supercapacitors, can power implants for up to 10 days and fully dissolves within two months. It integrates energy harvesting and storage, and can be used for on-demand drug delivery. The prototype has shown promising results in rats, marking a significant advancement in transient implantable bioelectronic devices.

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