December 19, 2018
A new ingestible capsule created by a collaborative team of researchers, including KI members Robert Langer and Giovanni Traverso, is designed to monitor conditions within the body, deliver drugs, and communicate wirelessly with the outside world for weeks on end.* The customizable, long-lasting Y-shaped device, described in Advanced Materials Technologies, is manufactured using 3D printing technology and is applicable to many disease areas, including cancer. Read more. *For an overview of the growing field of ingestible electronics, see Langer and Traverso's recent article in Nature Reviews Materials.