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Imagine electronic medical devices, implanted to heal wounds and then dissipating inside the human body. 
Welcome to the next generation of medical devices!
A collaboration between scientists at Tufts School of Engineering at the University of Illinois has led to the creation of tiny, fully biocompatible electronic devices that, once they have functioned for a set period of time, dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings. The devices, dubbed “transient electronics”, are thought to be the next-generation of medical devices, and could lead to a range of  implants that never need surgical removal – not to mention that they are fully compostable.
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Imagine electronic medical devices, implanted to heal wounds and then dissipating inside the human body. 

Welcome to the next generation of medical devices!

A collaboration between scientists at Tufts School of Engineering at the University of Illinois has led to the creation of tiny, fully biocompatible electronic devices that, once they have functioned for a set period of time, dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings. The devices, dubbed “transient electronics”, are thought to be the next-generation of medical devices, and could lead to a range of  implants that never need surgical removal – not to mention that they are fully compostable.


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 Source inhabitat.com