Implanted Devices That Blend With Surrounding Tissues

Implanted Devices That Blend With Surrounding Tissues
  • Researchers at University of Texas at Dallas and Tokyo University have developed soft, flexible transistors which are stiff at room temperature, which upon implantation in the body become soft and grip 3-D objects such as nerves, large tissues and blood vessels.
  • This technique, based on shape memory polymers, may offer deeper understanding about the processes inside the body, and stimulate the body for treatments.
  • The transistor was fabricated with an organic semiconductor but employed adapted techniques usually applied to create silicon devices, thus reducing the costs involved in production.
  • Researches implanted this in rats and discovered that it had morphed with the surrounding tissue while its superlative electronic properties remained intact.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. What are memory shape polymers?