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Soft bioelectrode redefining healthcare and biomedical innovation

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Technology Overview

Bioelectronic platforms are gaining widespread attention as they provide a template to study the interactions between biological species and electronics. Decoding the effects of the electrical signals on the cells and tissues hold the promise for treating the malignant tissue growth, regenerating organs and engineering new-age medical devices. The vision is to manipulate the electrical signals to develop remedies for chronic, neural and other ailments. A freestanding and flexible hydrogel based platform is created, which can be used to study tissue-electronic interactions and also be used as regenerative template. The soft platform with embedded electronics serves to carry out functions like providing electric field, heat etc. 3D bioprinting route is employed to fabricate the platform, allowing for good spatial resolution and control.


Potential Applications

Wound management
Biosensing platform
Implantable biomedical device

Features & Specifications

3D bioprinting provides deposition of bio- and electronic- materials on a single platform with full spatial control
  Platform is ready for use as soon as it is printed, thus requiring no post processing
  Process is cost-effective, quick and easy to scale-up
The bioelectronic platform is soft, flexible, provides a good conformal coverage, works in wet environment and can be used as regenerative template

Customer Benefits

Cost-effective procedure to develop without any post processing steps
Customization: Ease of tailoring the shape, size and electronic circuits
A platform that can be customized for any biomedical and biotechnology application


For enquiries on this technology, please contact the BD manager: edmund.lim@ntu.edu.sg.