The heart cells are being grown in graphene which turns light into electricity, a more realistic environment that traditional plastic or glass laboratory dishes. The researchers suggest that the method could be used in a number of research and clinical applications including testing therapeutic drugs, developing use-specific drugs that are more precise and have fewer systemic effects and create better medical devices like light-controlled pacemakers.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
Join Shultz and 1,000+ medical device professionals at the 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston.