Weibo Cai Publishes in Prestigious Journal

Posted on July 2021

Dr. Weibo Cai

Professor Weibo Cai, PhD is part of a research team creating self-powered implantable devices for bone fracture healing. The device, which is battery-free and requires no surgical removal after the intervention, uses electrostimulation to rapidly heal fractures. The device showed effective bone fracture healing in as short as six weeks, compared to over 10 weeks, in initial studies using a rat model.

The study, A self-powered implantable and bioresorbable electrostimulation device for biofeedback bone fracture healing, was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) this July. You can also learn more about the research here.