Professor Tianda successfully develops new flexible electronic printing technology for pacemaker without surgery

- Dec 10, 2019-

Professor Tianda successfully develops new flexible electronic printing technology for pacemaker without surgery

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On September 26, the reporter learned from the Tianjin University Fine Instrument College that the team of Professor Huang Xian from the college has recently successfully developed "water-induced sintering" flexible electronic printing. This technology can be used to produce low-cost, environmentally-friendly bio-absorbable flexible electronic components, achieving a breakthrough in the production of flexible electronic materials.


Huang Xian introduced that the use of new flexible electronic printing technology does not need to purchase and install expensive sintering equipment, and the cost of producing flexible electronic components can be reduced to one percent of the existing cost.


Huang Xian introduced that flexible materials have been applied in China before, including the earliest flexible solar cells, mobile phones, and smart wearables. In recent years, flexible displays have attracted much attention from the market.


In addition, the new technology has broad prospects in the field of biomedicine and can be applied to the production of implantable medical devices, including electronic devices such as cardiac pacemakers, continuous blood glucose monitors, and nerve electrodes. In the future, electronic devices produced by this technology will not need to be operated when implanted in the human body, and the electronic devices do not need to be taken out after being implanted in the human body, and can be dissolved in the body by themselves.


However, Huang Xian said that this technology is still in the research stage and has not yet entered the clinic. Huang Xian plans to next try to produce implantable medical devices using this method for clinical trials.


Huang Xian said that the new technology can also be used to reduce electronic waste. After using this technology to make mobile phone circuits, if you want to upgrade your mobile phone, you can recycle the mobile phone chip by putting the circuit board inside the water, which will not produce harmful substances to the environment, and improve the speed and efficiency of recycling.


It is understood that the related research of Professor Huang Xian's team was successfully developed at the end of June, and the results were published in the international authoritative journal "Advanced Functional Materials" in early September.

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