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Issue 74, 2016
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Ex vivo electric power generation in human blood using an enzymatic fuel cell in a vein replica

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Abstract

Here we report an enzymatic fuel cell in a vein replica that generates sustained electricity, enough to power an e-ink display, in an authentic human blood stream. We also detail a simple and safe approach for fuel cell evaluation under homeostatic conditions. Our results demonstrate proof-of-principle operation of a biocompatible and safe biodevice that could be implanted in superficial human veins, which we anticipate to be a starting point for more sophisticated investigations of personal sources of electricity.

Graphical abstract: Ex vivo electric power generation in human blood using an enzymatic fuel cell in a vein replica

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Submitted
19 Apr 2016
Accepted
13 Jul 2016
First published
18 Jul 2016

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 70215-70220
Article type
Communication
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Ex vivo electric power generation in human blood using an enzymatic fuel cell in a vein replica

D. Pankratov, L. Ohlsson, P. Gudmundsson, S. Halak, L. Ljunggren, Z. Blum and S. Shleev, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 70215
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA17122B

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