implanted device to control bladder function

Source Web search www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07811-1?WT…
Market status Under Development + More information needed
Industry Medical
Value chain stage Finished Product
Biotech components Animal + Molecule
Notes authors harnessed an established technique called optogenetics, in which nerve cells in the bladder were genetically modified to express a light-sensitive receptor protein that can inhibit nerve-cell activation. Mickle and colleagues implanted a stretchable, high-precision strain sensor around each animal’s bladder that measured changes in bladder circumference over time. The bladder sensor was connected to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
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