Implantable neural prosthetics just got an update - Biocompatible interfaces to replace silicon

08/12/2015 - 15:34

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a biocompatible implantable neural prosthetic device to replace silicon and noble metal in neural prosthetic devices. The goal is to avoid immune-system rejection, failures due to tissue strain, neurodegeneration, and decreased fidelity of recorded neural signals.

Implantable neural prosthetic devices in the brain have been around for almost two decades, helping people living with limb loss and spinal cord injury become more independent, for example.


Extracellular matrix-based intracortical microelectrodes: Toward a microfabricated neural interface based on natural materials. Microsystems & Nanoengineering (2015) | DOI: 10.1038/micronano.2015.10