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Dissolvable Electronics Demonstrate Effectiveness in Bacteria Fighting Implant

Following up on our coverage of the work of John Rogers, who is leading efforts at University of Illinois to develop flexible and bioresorbable electronic systems, there’s news now of new findings evaluating such implants in animal models.

Presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Rogers discussed a thermoactive implant that delivered localized heating to prevent bacterial growth in surrounding tissue. The implant worked as intended, producing a prophylactic effect and then dissolving completely into the body. The research foreshadows implants that treat acute pain, monitor surgical sites, and restore biological function before essentially disappearing without having to perform excisions.

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