Wireless Brain Implant Delivers Drugs Via Smartphone

Wireless Brain Implant Delivers Drugs Via Smartphone
Aug-08-19
A wireless neural implant able to release drugs when triggered by a smartphone offers a powerful new tool for investigating brain diseases and optogenetics.

The neural implant, created by a team from KAIST, is equipped with a replaceable drug cartridge and a Bluetooth low-energy transmitter, eliminating the need for the metal tubes and optical fibers typically used to deliver drugs and light. Once in place, the device can be controlled via a smartphone to trigger combinations of drug deliveries and light patterns, allowing the researchers to carry out long-term studies of drug and light interactions in order to develop a better understanding and eventual treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, depression and addiction.

Wireless Brain Implant Delivers Drugs Via Smartphone


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