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11 Oct 2023
Abstract: Advanced electronic/optoelectronic technologies designed to allow stable, intimate integration with living organisms will accelerate progress in biomedical research; they will also serve as the foundations for new approaches in monitoring and treating diseases. Specifically, capabilities for injecting miniaturized electronic systems and other components into soft tissues or for softly laminating them onto the surfaces of vital organs will open up unique and important opportunities in tracking and manipulating biological processes. This presentation describes the core concepts in materials science, circuit design and manufacturing that underpin these types of technologies, including bioresorbable, or �transient�, devices designed to disappear into the body on timescales matched to natural processes. Examples include skin-like devices for health monitoring and bioelectronic �medicines� for neuroregeneration and temporary cardiac pacing.