Biomedical Science & Bioelectronic Medicine


Bioelectronic Medicine & Biomedical Science

Bioelectronic medicine is a new Biomedical Science approach to treat and diagnose disease and injury. All major organs of the body are innervated, allowing the brain to both monitor and regulate organ function. Bioelectronic medicine uses device technology to read and modulate the electrical activity within the body’s nervous system, opening new doors to real-time diagnostics and treatment options for patients. Nerve-stimulating or nerve-blocking devices, either implanted on a nerve or held against the skin, have the potential to modulate specific nerve activity, elicit a specific change in organ function, and restore health, without the complicated side effects of pharmaceutical agents. Such devices are already in clinical trials to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and colitis.

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At the core of bioelectronic medicine is the electrical signal used by the nervous system to communicate information. Virtually every cell in the body is directly or indirectly controlled by these neural signals. Bioelectronic medicine technologies can record, stimulate and block neural signaling. Through its ability to manipulate neural signals, bioelectronic medicine will change the way physicians treat diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, paralysis, bleeding and even cancer.

Bioelectronic Medicine brings together an expanded community and multidisciplinary audience from healthcare, technology and scientific research. Specialists come from fields such as neuroscience, biology, bioengineering, electronics, computing, data analytics, molecular medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and personalized medicine.

Biomedical Science

Bioelectronic medicine will change the way we treat diseases, injuries and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, paralysis, bleeding, and even cancer. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has studied this field for nearly 20 years and is proud to be at the vanguard of this revolutionary approach to healing. The Feinstein Institute works with some of the leading forces in Biomedical science, innovation, and medicine today.

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