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A MULTIELECTRODE ARRAY FOR SINGLE-UNIT RECORDING IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5306
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Integrated Microsystems, Inc
2488 Antietam Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A MULTIELECTRODE ARRAY FOR SINGLE-UNIT RECORDING IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM HAS BEEN UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MULTIELECTRODE ARRAY FOR SINGLE-UNIT RECORDING IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM HAS BEEN UNDER DEVELOPMENT. PRELIM- INARY RESULTS OF THE DEVICE INDICATE THAT IT COULD PROVIDE AREMARKABLE ADVANCE FOR NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN SUCH AREAS AS COMMUNICATIVE PROCESSES AND FUTURE APPLICA- TIONS IN NEURAL PROSTHESES. PROVIDING THIS DEVICE TO NEUROPHYSIOLOGISTS ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS WOULD BE NECESSARY IF THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE DEVICE WERE TO BE REALIZED. THE ARRAY FABRICATION USES A NOVEL COMBINATION OF MICRO- ELECTRONICS AND SILICON MICROMACHINING UTILIZING A CUSTOM PROCESS. PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE TO DEVELOP A PROCESS SCHEDULE COMPATIBLE WITH INDUSTRIAL SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS HOUSES AND IDENTIFY THE ASSEMBLY PROCEDURES AND DEVICE TEST-ING NEEDED TO PRODUCE A USER-READY DEVICE. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO MAKE THE MULTIELECTRODE ARRAY COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE AFTER DETERMINING FEASIBILITY OF COST-EFFECTIVE PRODUCTION. ADDITIONALLY, THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS FOR A VAREITY OF BIOLOGICAL SENSORS INCORPORATING ON-CHIP CIRCUIT-RY AND SENSING ELEMENTS. PHASE II OBJECTIVES WILL BE TO IMPLEMENT FABRICATION AND ASSEMBLY SCHEDULES DETERMINED IN THIS PHASE I RESEARCH AND EVALUATE ITS YIELD, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, AND ECONOMICS.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth l drake
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Integrated Microsystems Inc
2488 Antietam Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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