Biodegradable Polymer Micro Actuator with Multi-Degrees of Freedom Motion and Multi-Stage Response for Complete Implantable Medical Device and Robots

Yoshinori Inoue, Shigeki Narushima, Masashi Ikeuchi, Koji Ikuta

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Abstract

We developed a two-dimensional actuator made of biodegradable polymer which could two step movement due to two stages response of the reaction. The first stage occurs within several hours or days and the second one starts from several weeks or several months. This unique feature of biodegradable polymer like Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) can drastically upgrade the ability of the biodegradable polymer for the implantable medical device such as mass volume of anticancer drug for both long and short terms ejection. As well as the polymer science research, we succeeded to demonstrate micro actuator with multi-degrees of freedom motion. This result should deeply encourage to open various kind of biodegradable MEMS for future medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages294-297
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728120072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2019
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23-06-201927-06-2019

Publication series

Name2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period23-06-1927-06-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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