New In Vivo Implant Device Monitors Tumor Growth Remotely

Clinical laboratory directors and pathologists will see threats and opportunities as microelectronic devices offer new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities

In vivo clinical diagnostic testing just took a giant step forward. A team of medical engineers at the Technical University of Munich  (TUM) have developed a prototype microchip sensor implant designed to continuously monitor tumors remotely.

Internal Detection Device Allows For Remote Monitoring In Real Time

The device, called IntelliTuM (Intelligent Implant for Tumor Monitoring), detects the level of dissolved oxygen in the fluid near the tumor, according to an online article at Technology Review, published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.