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|1. (WO2018009905) IMPLANTS USING ULTRASONIC BACKSCATTER FOR SENSING PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS|
|Applicants:||THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
|Inventors:||MAHARBIZ, Michel, M.
CARMENA, Jose, M.
OZILGEN, Burak, A.
|Title:||IMPLANTS USING ULTRASONIC BACKSCATTER FOR SENSING PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS|
Described herein is an implantable device having a sensor configured to detect an amount of an analyte, a pH, a temperature, strain, or a pressure; and an ultrasonic transducer with a length of about 5 mm or less in the longest dimension, configured to receive current modulated based on the analyte amount, the pH, the temperature, or the pressure detected by the sensor, and emit an ultrasonic backscatter based on the received current. The implantable device can be implanted in a subject, such as an animal or a plant. Also described herein are systems including one or more implantable devices and an interrogator comprising one or more ultrasonic transducers configured to transmit ultrasonic waves to the one or more implantable devices or receive ultrasonic backscatter from the one or more implantable devices. Also described are methods of detecting an amount of an analyte, a pH, a temperature, a strain, or a pressure.