This article was originally published on October 1, 2012.
Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has come up with a new wave of electronics. These are biologically degradable electronics that dissolves completely in presence of liquids.
Magnesium and Silicon naturally occurs at low levels in human body. As the amount of these materials used in bio-electronics is less than these natural levels, these are extremely bio-compatible.
The idea is to create biodegradable electronics that could be applied for medical treatments to prevent infection of the wounds especially concerning soldiers.
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