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Scientists today described key advances toward practical uses of a new genre of tiny, biocompatible electronic devices that could be implanted into the body to relieve pain or battle infection for a specific period of time, and then dissolve harmlessly.
These “transient electronics,” described here at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, could have other uses, including consumer electronics products with a pre-engineered service life. The meeting, which features almost 12,000 reports on new scientific advances and other presentations, continues through Thursday.
Dr. John Rogers, the lead researcher on this study, is an upcoming speaker in the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s Sustainability Seminar Series. The seminar, which will be simulcast as a webinar, is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at noon CDT. Register for the webinar at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/507424991.