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Microelectromechanical systems that can dissolve in the body or the environment

Microelectromechanical systems that can disintegrate and degrade after a targeted lifetime are demonstrated alongside bioresorbable encapsulating materials and deployment strategies that offer safe biointegration of such devices. These devices have the potential to reduce electronic waste and help create temporary biomedical implants.

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Fig. 1: Producing and testing ecoresorbable and bioresorbable MEMS.


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This is a summary of: Yang, Q. et al. Ecoresorbable and bioresorbable microelectromechanical systems. Nat. Electron. (2022).

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Microelectromechanical systems that can dissolve in the body or the environment. Nat Electron 5, 487–488 (2022).

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