Yusuke Yamauchi, MANA Principal Investigator's Research Published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)"
Development of ultra-thin implantable materials keeping stability and functionality inside the human body
- Expecting for the treat of injuries to the spinal cord and Parkinson’s disease -
Implantable electronic devices were expected to be a tool in the treatment of spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease and so on, but conventional materials have problems with flexibility, heat resistance, impact resistance, and chemical stability.
To solve these problems, the research team developed flexible wide bandage materials with silicon carbide (SiC) as the contact surface and silicon dioxide as the protective encapsulation and found that the device keeps its functional stability even in a bio tissue.
This implantable and flexible electronic system will provide promising avenues for future neuroscience and neural therapies, which could offer live-saving treatments for chronic neurological diseases and stimulate patient recovery.
Title : “Wide bandgap semiconductor nanomembranes as a long-term biointerface for flexible, implanted neuromodulator”
Authors : Tuan-Khoa Nguyen, Matthew Barton, Aditya Ashok, Thanh-An Truong, Sharda Yadav, Michael Leitch, Thanh-Vinh Nguyen, Navid Kashaninejad, Toan Dinh, Leonie Hold, Yusuke Yamauchi, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Hoang-Phuong Phan
Journal : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Online August 8th 2022)
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