Iranian researchers at Amir Kabir Poly Technique University jointly with Harvard scientists have built low-price, biodegradable and biocompatible electronic parts to be used inside human body.
These parts can be used in the production of implantable parts, smart dressings and even sensors used in the food industry.
Low flexibility of circuits and electronic parts as well as unwanted reactions inside the body are some of the limitations in this field.
The lead author of the study, Alireza Hassani Najafabadi, who has a Ph.D. from Amir Kabir Poly Technique University and serves as a Harvard University researcher said, “The project aims to make an appropriate bed for low-price electronic parts in a biocompatible and biodegradable form. The parts are compact and lightweight and can be easily used by patients.”
The electro method used in the study preserves elastic and biological properties of the parts and improves the health of the patients, lessens side effects and facilitates direct use of the parts in human body.
“The outcomes of the project can be used in the health industry, pharmacy, medical engineering, medicines and many other medicines.”
He also noted that the product can be mass produced soon.
The results of the study have been published in Advanced Materials Journal.