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Implantable Microelectrodes Using CVD Thin-film Bati03

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22364
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22364
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Implantable Microelectrodes Using CVD Thin-film Bati03
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a great deal of interest in implantable stimulation electrodes for use in neural prostheses. Such devices would be used to stimulate non-functional neural pathways to allow the recipient to regain control of muscles or improve optic and aural sensory input. Development of these devices has been hampered by the lack of a suitable electrode material. We will develop a process for depositing thin films of barium titanate by chemical vapor deposition for this purpose. This material is eminently suited for the envisioned application due to its high dielectric constant and biocompatability. We will develop a novel organo-barium precursor for this purpose which will allow for the deposition of pure, crystalline defect free films at temperatures that are compatible with device fabrication.

Principal Investigator:

Margaret E. Langmuir
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Associates, Inc.
10 State Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No