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Biodegradable Electronics

Head: Phil Campbell, Lee Weiss, and James Burgess
Contact: Lee Weiss
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Overview
We are developing implantable biodegradable electronic devices offer the potential to provide therapeutic functions for limited periods of time - weeks to months – degrading in register with the anticipated needs of the application and thus not requiring surgical removal. One application is a biodegradable radio frequency (RF) power generator connected to electrical stimulating electrodes to enhance bone regeneration.