|[February 25, 2013]
Research and Markets: Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2012-2022 Out Now
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jzcfbd/printed)
has announced the addition of the "Printed
Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2012-2022"
report to their offering.
Printed electronics for healthcare and beauty encompasses stretchable,
flexible, conformal and sometimes biodegradable electronics and
electrics. It is very thin and lightweight, even in hybrid constructions
that, for now, incorporate conventional integrated circuits (IC), light
emitting diodes (LED) and other chips in a partly printed device in
order to perform functions not yet possible with entirely printed
surfaces. Saving up to 40% of cost, space and weight and making new
things possible are typical achievements. This is the only up to ate,
comprehensive report on this rapidly emerging technology and covers;
electronic medical implants, patches, disposables, and drug and cosmetic
dispensing: stretchable, flexible, wide area, low cost, disposable
Printed and potentially printed thin film electronics provides many
benefits in healthcare and beauty including low cost in many cases, even
to the point of disposability, and greatly enhanced functionality in
other cases. Frequently, it makes new things possible. It does this in
two ways. It is the basis of totally new components relying on new
physical principles, examples including metamaterials and memristors.
Secondly it makes possible the creation of new devices such as
self-powered implants that never need a battery to be replaced. Battery
replacement by surgical procedure causes up to 3% of fatalities.
This new technology takes an increasing variety of forms from implants
to smart skin patches, radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart
packaging. The human interface is improved with sound, moving images,
light emitting graphics and so on. Other functions achieved are as
widely different as automatic drug delivery and anticounterfeiting.
Multiple benefits are commonplace. In a drug trial, recording which pill
was removed, when, and plotting this helps patients to do better - get
well sooner - and reduces the amount of corrupt data.
Who should buy this report
Those funding, developing, selling or buying and using the new
electronics and electrics in medical and beauty applications. Academics,
legislators, consultants, analysts and other interested parties.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jzcfbd/printed
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