Navigation Links
Implantable devices to be powered by organosilicon compounds in the future

Medical technology has advanced so much to the extent of replacing lost organs or improving function of existing ones using artificial implants. These implantable devices are becoming commonplace today by serving as a good // alternative to the conventional treatment.

Such effective utilization would not have been possible without the availability of lithium batteries that supply power, thereby ensuring functionality of these tiny, yet useful devices. Designed to be extraordinarily reliable and work continuously for years, the batteries that power implantables are indispensable in everything from pacemakers to the electronic stimulators that help restore function in the brains of Parkinson's patients.

However, lithium batteries don't last forever and new surgery to maintain many devices seeded into the body is required. It is both a physical and financial strain for the patient. In an attempt to ensure superior performance, scientists are now working on silicon-based compounds that are used in the treatment of nervous and other disorders. The unique rechargeable ability of the new generation battery confers twice as longer lifetime than the ones currently used.

This offers a new ray of hope in medical treatment as these new generation electrical devices could be used to stimulate the nervous system, treat incontinence and overcome muscular impairment.

Central to that ability and vision, is emerging a new lithium battery technology, capable of making batteries smaller, last longer and, soon, accept a charge from outside the body without the need for surgery. "It turns out the organosilicon compounds (compounds made of silicon and other natural materials) are really good for improving lithium battery technology," says West, one instrumental behind this significant development. The new battery technology powers a "microstimulater" not much larger than a pencil lead and can be injected near target nerves to help overcome t
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
2. New Implantable Device That Can Keep The Heart Ticking
3. Making MRIs Safe for Patients With Implantable Heart Devices
4. Combination therapy for patients treated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
5. New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks
6. First Implantable artificial heart gets FDA’s approva
7. Futuristic devices are here to take care of dental problems
8. Cheap Indian devices sought to treat sleep disorder
9. Bionic muscles developed by scientists powered by alcohol and hydrogen
10. Patients Empowered to Force for Better Services
11. China Introduces Solar-powered Baths
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... Surgery ’s own, Dr. William Koenig, has topped a ... his peers, he has performed over 400 successful procedures ... , Dr. Koenig is well known across the country ... His exceptional safety record has long been the foundation ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the ... in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new ... activity between patients who have compulsive sexual behavior and ... study author Dr. Valerie Voon, of the University of ... Voon,s research involved 19 men with sex addiction ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that ... live anthrax during a safety mishap last month. ... officials have announced a moratorium on the transfer of ... In a report issued Friday, the CDC outlined ... a similar incident doesn,t occur again. Last month, as ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... The report “Probiotics Market by Products ... Applications (Regular, Therapeutic, Preventive Health Care) & Ingredients ... to 2019 ” defines and segments the global ... the market value of probiotic products and ingredients. ... factors for the global market with an analysis ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... to a new market research report “Internet of Things ... Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, RFID), Application Vertical (Building Automation, Consumer, ... - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2014 - 2020”, ... $1029.5 Billion in 2013, and is expected to reach ... 4.08% from 2014 to 2020. , Browse more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rochester Surgeon Hits Milestone with Keller Funnel 2Health News:Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds 2Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... , , IRVING, Texas, Aug. 14 ... today that it will highlight several new products for first responders ... August 16 - 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. , ... - Hybrid IP25(TM) and IP25 Freedom Tracker(TM) - that will provide ...
... little impact on cognition, study finds , FRIDAY, Aug. ... no difference in mental decline after the age of ... in the Aug. 1 issue of the American ... and background have an impact on cognitive functioning among ...
... Fla., Aug. 14 Kidz-Med, Inc. (the Company), a subsidiary of ... in the distribution channels of its flagship product, the Kidz-Med Thermofocus. ... Walgreens, intent to cut many SKUs out of their planograms going ... Company,s knowledge, this decision is solely the retailer,s and is based ...
... , Visit by Lung Cancer Alliance ... WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) ... as a cosponsor of a bill to establish the first ever multi-agency, ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) , , Entitled ...
... ... on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to ... ... has been named one of the nation,s top 10 health systems based on clinical ...
... , EDINA, Minn., Aug. 14 ... blood glucose meter test strips do not use GDH-PQQ (glucose dehydrogenase ... glucose results in patients who are using certain therapeutic products. , ... products use a glucose-specific enzyme and can, therefore, distinguish between glucose ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Highlights New Products at APCO 2009 2Health News:EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Highlights New Products at APCO 2009 3Health News:Rich, Poor See Similar Declines in Old Age 2Health News:Child Health and Safety Product Distribution Channel Changes 2Health News:Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Joins as Co-Sponsor of Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act 2Health News:Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Joins as Co-Sponsor of Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act 3Health News:Advocate Named One Of The Nation's Top 10 Health Systems 2Health News:Advocate Named One Of The Nation's Top 10 Health Systems 3Health News:ARKRAY Statement Regarding U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Public Health Notification: Potentially Fatal Errors With GDH-PQQ Glucose Monitoring Technology 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading health care ... new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that expand ... and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer product ... as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... and Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced ... to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets ... (IBD), a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  ... Award" from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the ... . The ODAC is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: