This invention is a neural implantation platform permitting large scale recording of brain activity, suitable for both animals and humans. The use of advanced silicone materials in the design allows for greater access to brain surface area than currently existing implantation platforms.
Current methods of neural implantations are limited in size and the area of recording of brain activity due to issues with stability and heat dissipation. This design utilizes silicone gels and elastomers along with other innovations to bypass those issues and allow for larger areas of brain to be implanted.
Advantages of Technology
Researchers from University of California, San Francisco have developed a neural implant platform for direct and large-scale access to brain. This platform is suitable for the positioning of flexible, implantable devices, such as recording electrodes or deep-brain stimulators, both on the surface of the brain as well as within the brain under the surface.
These flexible devices are embedded in a low-viscosity silicone gel that also seals the edges of the durectomy and craniectomy. This gel is then capped with a harder silicone elastomer to match intracranial pressure. The flexibility of the devices provides strain relief and the silicone elastomer cap protects the active electronic components of the implantation platform.
To develop & commercialize the technology as the implantation platform for an implantable electronics package.
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|Patent Cooperation Treaty||Published Application||WO2019090117||05/09/2019||2018-011|