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Implantable waveguides

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The development of hydrogel patches that both guide light and accommodate optogenetic cells could usher in a new breed of implantable systems for in-body optical sensing and therapy.

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Figure 1: Schematics of implantable hydrogel patches.

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Sykes, E., Albanese, A. & Chan, W. Implantable waveguides. Nature Photon 7, 940–941 (2013) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.308

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