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Insight: implantable medical devices

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Implantable electronic medical devices have achieved remarkable medical advances in the treatment of the most challenging conditions, starting with the introduction of the first implantable pacemaker in 1958. Increasing demand for innovation in existing and novel implantable devices is fuelled by the growing aging population and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases. This perspective article provides an overview of the implantable medical device ecosystem, highlights recent developments, and discusses challenges and opportunities for translation of new innovative implants enabled by microtechnologies and microfabrication.

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29 Jan 2014
12 May 2014
First published
12 May 2014

Lab Chip, 2014,14, 3233-3240
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Insight: implantable medical devices

E. Meng and R. Sheybani, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3233
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00127C

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