I'm trying to go back to school to do a PhD in control theory, specifically concerned with control of glucose. The glucose system can be controlled using two chemicals: insulin and glucagon. I was wondering if there was any precedent for controlling the active transport of a chemical across a membrane using a tiny electric current. Has this ever been done?
The reason I ask is that I want to avoid relying on mechanical systems that are prone to being bogged down by attacks from the native immune system.
Any knowledge on the subject/recommendations for attacking this problem/alternative subreddits or websites would be greatly welcomed.