If the Medicine of the future is Bioelectronic, how does the pill of the future look like? – and what does it take to make it?

Giagka, V. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

Description

In a world where medicine is becoming more personalised the promise of Bioelectronic Medicine is that tiny implants will deliver energy in the form of electrical impulses, replacing pharmaceuticals, their conventional chemical counterparts. But how can we develop such tiny smart and autonomous implants that (need to) seamlessly interact with the tissue and live in the body for decades [1]? How can we protect all the components in such an implant while still maintaining the small form factor and essential flexibility? How can we design electronics such that they remain better protected in such a harsh environment [2]? How can we ensure autonomy under the above restrictions [3]? Eventually, how can we make our medicine more precise, i.e. increase the specificity at which we interact with the tissue [4, 5]? And if we achieve all these, how will the pill of the future look like?
Period1 Dec 2020
Event titleNanoVision 2020 “Sense of materials” Virtual Symposium
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational