Dr. Efimov co-develops dissolvable pacemaker

July 20, 2021

Dr. Igor Efimov

Dr. Igor Efimov and colleagues from Northwestern University have co-authored a study to design a temporary, battery-free pacemaker that can be broken down by the patient’s body. Their paper, “Fully implantable and bioresorbable cardiac pacemakers without leads or batteries,” was published recently in Nature Biotechnology.

The study has received considerable media attention. Coverage includes articles in STATGizmodoThe GuardianSciTechDaily, and this piece from WXYZ-ABC7 (Detroit), among others.