Conjugated Polymer for Implantable Electronics toward Clinical Application

Liu, Yuxin; Feig, Vivian Rachel; Bao, Zhenan ✉

English Survey paper (Journal Article) Scientific
Published: ADVANCED HEALTHCARE MATERIALS 2192-2640 2192-2659 10 (17) Paper: 2001916 , 17 p. 2021
  • SJR Scopus - Biomaterials: D1
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  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Nano-technology
  • Medical engineering
Owing to their excellent mechanical flexibility, mixed-conducting electrical property, and extraordinary chemical turnability, conjugated polymers have been demonstrated to be an ideal bioelectronic interface to deliver therapeutic effect in many different chronic diseases. This review article summarizes the latest advances in implantable electronics using conjugated polymers as electroactive materials and identifies remaining challenges and opportunities for developing electronic medicine. Examples of conjugated polymer-based bioelectronic devices are selectively reviewed in human clinical studies or animal studies with the potential for clinical adoption. The unique properties of conjugated polymers are highlighted and exemplified as potential solutions to address the specific challenges in electronic medicine.
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