A Self-Powered Implantable Drug-Delivery System Using Biokinetic Energy

Peiyi Song, Shuangyang Kuang, Nishtha Panwar, Guang Yang, Danny Jian Hang Tng, Swee Chuan Tjin, Wun Jern Ng, Maszenan Bin Abdul Majid, Guang Zhu, Ken Tye Yong, Zhong Lin Wang

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Researchers present the first triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG)-based self-powered implantable drug-delivery system (iDDS) for drug-delivery applications. The device comprises an electrochemical microfluidic pump which is powered by TENG. The working performance of the self-powered device is characterized. As a demonstration, trans-sclera drug delivery is performed in porcine eyes ex vivo. The iDDS derives its functional power from the energy harvested from human body’s motion through TENG for drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1605668
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • biokinetic energy
  • electrochemical pressure pumping
  • implantable drug-delivery systems (iDDSs)
  • self-powered
  • triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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