A touch-communication model of targeted drug delivery

Y. Chen, P. Kosmas, P. S. Anwar, L. Huang

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Current research in bioresorbable electronics and biodegradable bacteria has promised the prospect of realizing a transient microbot (TM) system for targeted drug delivery (TDD). We analyze the TDD process using a communication model, where the remote controllability and tangibility of TMs lead to a touch-communication (TouchCom) paradigm. We also define the metrics of path loss, angular spectrum, and delay spectrum under the TouchCom framework. Finally, we investigate simulation tools for the propagation and transient characteristics of TMs in the blood vessels, which can be employed to evaluate the overall TDD efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9784902339314
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2015
Event2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2014 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 4 Nov 20147 Nov 2014


Conference2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2014


  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Touch communication
  • Transient microbot


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