Researchers report better way to create organic bioelectronics


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Researchers with the University of Houston and Pennsylvania State University have reported a new fabrication technique for biocompatible neural devices that allow more precise tuning of the electrical performance of neural probes, along with improved properties for drug delivery.

“For years, scientists have been trying to interact with the nervous system, to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and other neural disorders and diseases earlier,” said Mohammad Reza Abidian, associate professor of biomedical engineering at UH and lead author of a paper describing the fabrication technique in the journal Advanced Materials. “In our laboratory we create micro- and nano-devices to communicate with neurons.”