for Implantable Medical Devices
This project is sponsored by EPSRC.
The aim of this project is to research and
develop a biofuel
cell system which provides power for implantable
electrically operated devices, and obtain
further understanding on enzymatic
electrochemical reactions for glucose oxidation
and oxygen reduction.
Biofuel cells offer
specific advantages over other renewable
energy conversion methods. These advantages
are particularly attractive in the medical
field where the developments in medical
science leads to an increasing number of
implantable devices, which need miniaturised,
implantable and low-power sources to support
their operation. Apart from this, biofuel cells have
potential applications also on miniaturised
electronic devices and environmental
applications (such as wastewater treatment). To
achieve an efficient power system, research will
be carried out on bioelectrocatalysis,
transport processes and system integration.