- Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Imagine a tiny device that can treat patients by injecting small electrical pulses into the neuronal tissue. These tiny microelectronic devices are the main focus of a new exciting field called Bioelectronic Medicine, with the main goal of one day replacing conventional chemical drugs. When implanted, these devices can act on the body’s nervous system to treat a wide variety of disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, Crohn’s disease, migraine, epilepsy, etc. .The technological challenges behind realizing such devices, however, are enormous and encompass almost every facet of microfabrication and bioengineering technologies. Read more on Page 6, 7 and 8.
Microelectronics at work for sustainable healthcare
Institutions in the Medical Delta (a consortium consisting of TU Delft, Erasmus MC, LUMC, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam) are starting a broad and unique scientific programme in the field of technological research into innovative solutions for sustainable healthcare. This will involve an investment of five million euros over the next five years.
Health Prototype Grant for Virgilio Valente
Virgilio (Vivo) Valente received a Health Prototype Grant of €10K from the Delft Health Initiative for his proposal in the domains of Lab-on-CMOS and Organs-on-a-Chip.
The convergence of biology and semiconductor technology for the development of efficient bioanalytical systems at the nanoscale. Article by Virgilio Valente in Maxwell 21.3.
Durability of Electronic Circuits for Bioelectronic Medicine. Article by Kambiz Nanbakhsh, Wouter Serdijn and Vasiliki Giagka in Maxwell 22.1.