Biodegradable Technologies

Contact: Clementine Boutry

Biodegradable technologies are devices designed to function for a predefined period of time and then disappear naturally without a trace. They are fully degradable, including electrical circuits, which opens up fascinating opportunities in many application areas.

Activities on biodegradable technologies at ECTM focus on biodegradable MEMS, a new class of microelectromechanical systems composed entirely of biodegradable materials, including sensors, actuators and electrical circuits, for medical and environmental applications.

Projects under this theme

Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative

To develop new microphysiological platforms to better predict the effect of medicines, based on a combination of human stem cells and microtechnology.