Biomaterials-based organic electronic devices

This study suggests that biodegradable polymeric packaging materials may be used to maintain the functionality of organic electronic devices that are exposed to harsh conditions such as aqueous solutions, high salinity environments, and elevated temperatures

Christopher J Bettinger

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • Organic electronic devices have demonstrated tremendous versatility in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, photovoltaics, and biotechnology. Recent advancements into the latter have led to the development of systems that are able to efficiently interface biological events with electronic devices. This progress has led to the continued maturation of biological sensing platforms with potential applications in rapid screening of biological samples and point-of-care diagnostics
  • Concurrent advancements in biomaterials processing and organic electronic device development have allowed for the integration of biomolecules as a materials set with which to fabricate devices
  • Biomaterials present a wide range of material properties that may be suitable for use in functional materials within organic electronic systems
  • This study suggests that biodegradable polymeric packaging materials may be used to maintain the functionality of organic electronic devices that are exposed to harsh conditions such as aqueous solutions, high salinity environments, and elevated temperatures
  • The utilization of biomaterials as structural components in electronic devices has the potential for unique applications in biotechnology and medicine
  • This newly developing field has only recently begun to explore the interface between biomaterials and organic electronics
  • Full realization of this potential can be accelerated by building off of advances in traditional organic electronics, but will require intimate collaboration across a broad range of disciplines

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