Researchers have implanted a biofuel cell in a living snail. The snail was able to regenerate glucose and produce a new portion of electrical energy.
The implanted snail will be able to operate in a natural environment and produce sustainable electrical micropower for biotechnical devices.
Research like this is working towards creating insect cyborgs. This is the first incidence of an implanted biofuel cell continuously operating in a snail and producing electrical power over a long period of time using the snail’s glucose as a fuel.