BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINES: INNOVATION IN DISEASE TREATMENTAbstract
Innovation in technology is required to change the world. Bioelectronic medicine is the consolidation of molecular medicine, neuroscience, engineering, and computing to develop a device to diagnose and treat diseases. The mechanisms of Bioelectronic medicine for neural control of a biological process that underlie disease and the development of devices to modulate these speciﬁc neural circuits as therapy using electrons instead of drugs. Bioelectronic medicine has emerged at a convergent epicenter in health care, technology, and science. Bioelectronic medicine is a new way to treat disease. Today patients are treated by either drug, which can lead to a side effect or drive up costs, which can mask pain signals but they usually can’t mask the central cause of disease. With the rapid rise in technology for the precision detection & modulation of electrical signaling patterns in the nervous system is a new class of treatment known as bioelectronic medicines. Specifically, the peripheral nervous system will be at the center of this advance, as the functions it controls in chronic disease are extensive. The vision for bioelectronic medicine is one of the tiny, implantable devices that can be attached to individual peripheral nerves. Such devices will be able to decipher & modulate neural signaling patterns, achieving therapeutic effects that are targeted at signal function of a specific organ. This new field was exploring the potential to treat Paralysis, Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, chronic disease, Hypertension, blind diseases etc.