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Emerging Nanotechnologies for Diagnostics, Drug Delivery and Medical Devices by Abhirup Mandal, Kishore Cholkar, Ashim K Mitra

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Chapter 11

Micro- and Nanotechnology-Based Implantable Devices and Bionics

Rohit Bisht1, Abhirup Mandal2, and Ashim K. Mitra2     1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand     2University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, United States

Abstract

Over the years, the medical device industry based on micro- and nanotechnology systems has been growing at a very fast rate and having immense opportunity for effective management of wide pathophysiological conditions. This chapter provides a brief introduction on the structural framework of various micro- and nanotechnology-based implantable devices and bionics including micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems. These devices are designed to mimic biological systems and natural intelligence. ...

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