Cyborg - The Hybrid CellChip
This multidisciplinary research aims to develop a revolutionary technology for (1) studying complex biological systems, and (2) utilizing hybrid components as in-vivo sensors and drug delivery systems. Detecting microbiome signals is a major application for this technology. By incorporating synthetic bacteria together with advanced electronics and wireless communication, the technology will provide sensitive, real-time data on the microbiome, enabling real time diagnosis and monitoring of disease, as well as therapy. This challenging research is a quantum leap in engineering and biotechnology, combining sensing capabilities with intelligent chemical and electrical feedback in vivo. It will set the stage for smart implanted devices.