Imagine a tiny doctor inside your body

Publicerad: 09 January 2020

 

Imagine if drug administration could be so precise and quick, that it has immediate impact on your body. Technology developed in a collaborative effort between the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University and RISE can make it possible. It is called an Electronic Ion Pump.

Instead of swallowing a pill or injecting a fluid that can take up to 30min to take effect, the Electric Ion Pump can deliver a drug to any specific area of your body with molecular precision and within a fraction of a second!

By monitoring the signals from your body, someday soon, medical conditions such as heart attacks and epilepsy could be sensed and treated on-demand before symptoms ever arise.

To learn more, visit https://www.ri.se/en/what-we-do/projects/biocom-lab-smart-intra-body-network