Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


October 19, 2016

Biocompatible fibers to use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease

A biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber has now been created from hydrogel -- an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. The fiber, which is as bendable as a rope of licorice, may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. Read more at MIT News.