NanoVision 2020 “Sense of materials”: Abstract for the NanoVision program
If the Medicine of the future is Bioelectronic, how does the pill of the future look like? –
and what does it take to make it?
1Bioelectronics Section, Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and
Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD, Delft, The Netherlands
2Technologies for Bioelectronics Group, Department of System Integration and Interconnection Technologies,
Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355, Berlin, Germany
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In a world where medicine is becoming more personalised the promise of Bioelectronic
Medicine is that tiny implants will deliver energy in the form of electrical impulses, replacing
pharmaceuticals, their conventional chemical counterparts. But how can we develop such
tiny smart and autonomous implants that (need to) seamlessly interact with the tissue and
live in the body for decades ? How can we protect all the components in such an implant
while still maintaining the small form factor and essential flexibility? How can we design
electronics such that they remain better protected in such a harsh environment ? How
can we ensure autonomy under the above restrictions ? Eventually, how can we make our
medicine more precise, i.e. increase the specificity at which we interact with the tissue [4,
5]? And if we achieve all these, how will the pill of the future look like?
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