Content by Melody Chandler
"Transient electronics" that dissolve in the body may eventually offer an alternative to permanent electrical medical implants, such as pacemakers.
When these permanent implants are no longer needed, surgical removal is often the only option. But implants that dissolve can offer treatment and then disappear.
"Transient electronics" are tiny, biodegradable integrated circuits that can dissolve in water or in bodily fluids.