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Trans-Radial Solutions

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Trans-Radial Solutions, the Intersection of Innovation and Functionality

Role of MEMS and nanotechnology in medical technologies

First of all, what is MEMS ?


MEMS stands for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems.

It is a technique of combining Electrical and Mechanical components together on a chip, to produce a system of miniature dimensions ..

Benefits of MEMS and nanotechnology in medical applications

Small volume of reagent samples (like blood), required for analysis.


Low power consumption, hence lasts longer on the same battery. Less invasive, hence less painful. Integration permits a large number of systems to be built on a single chip. Batch processing can lower costs significantly. Existing IC technology can be used to make these devices. Silicon, used in most MEMS devices, interferes lesser with body tissues.

Can MEMS devices really replace the existing medical devices ?


A lot of MEMS medical devices have been developed that are much more sensitive and robust than their conventional counterparts.

Market trends for MEMS medical devices show a promising future ahead.

Projected MEMS market share in 2006

Consumer 3% Industrial 22%

Medical 11%

Automotive 17%

Communictions 21%

Computer 26%

The medical market is estimated to increase to 34% by 2019

Acknowledgements
This effort is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0239262 and The Florida Hi-Tech Corridor Workforce Training grant
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Florida Hi-tech Corridor Workforce Training Grant.