Provided herein are implantable biomedical devices, methods of administering implantable biomedical devices, methods of making implantable biomedical devices, and methods of using implantable biomedical devices to actuate a target tissue or sense a parameter associated with the target tissue in a biological environment. Each implantable biomedical device comprises a bioresorbable substrate, an electronic device having a plurality of inorganic semiconductor components supported by the bioresorbable substrate, and a barrier layer encapsulating at least a portion of the inorganic semiconductor components. Upon contact with a biological environment the bioresorbable substrate is at least partially resorbed, thereby establishing conformal contact between the implantable biomedical device and the target tissue in the biological environment.
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This invention was made with United States governmental support under Award Nos. DE-FG02-07ER46471 and DE-FG02-91ER45439 awarded by The U.S. Department of Energy, and by Contract No. W911 NF-07-1-0618 awarded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.