DS0412 -

Implantable Abiotic Biofuel Cell – IMaBiC

Submission summary

This project aims to develop an implantable biofuel cell able to convert chemical energy into electric energy through abiotic transformation of glucose and O2. Main advantage of abiotic biofuel cells is that chemical reactions are not catalyzed by enzymes but by chemical compounds resulting from the traditional catalysis. If we're the first team to successfully implant enzymatic glucose/O2 biofuel cells stable for long periods in animals, we expect that abiotic approach could provide a stable biofuel cell for even longer periods of implantation. Our project development of an autonomous and abiotic implantable source of energy addresses the défi 4 "Vie, santé, bien être» and more specifically the axe 12 "Technologies Pour la Santé".

Project coordinator

Monsieur Lionel DUBOIS (CEA SACLAY)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


TIMC-IMAG Techniques de l’Ingénierie Médicale et de la Complexité - Informatique, Mathématiques et Applications, Grenoble
ICM2P Institut de Chimie des Milieux et des Matériaux de Poitiers

Help of the ANR 667,217 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2016 - 42 Months

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