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Neural electrodes based on 3-dimensional organic electroactive microfibres

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posted on 30.04.2018, 02:48 by JASON BRIAN MARROQUIN
A porous and fibrous 3-dimensional neural electrode was developed using electrospun fibrous membranes imbued with electroactive properties via a coating of conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT). The PEDOT electrode biocompatibility and functionality was assessed through in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo assays. PEDOT fibers supported: normal development of neurons; stimulation and recording of activity in brain slices and from the surface of the brain under anesthesia.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

John Stanley Forsythe

Additional supervisor 1

Helena C. Parkington

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Materials Science and Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering