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Novel Neural-Electrical Interfaces for Neural Device Control

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
84999
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nico Technologies Corp.
401 W. Morgan Road, Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Neural-Electrical Interfaces for Neural Device Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0426
Award Amount: $98,999.00
 

Abstract:

A new method of manufacturing of deep brain stimulation devices is proposed. We will use proprietary method of processing of carbon nanotubes into ultrastrong and highly conductive thin sheets. Flexibility of the sheets and special electrode design will make possible effective integration of the designed implants into the brain tissues. This will greatly reduce inflammation which will be tested in-vivo (rats). High impedance and charge storage capacity comparable to that of irridium oxide will provide excellent interface for electrical excitation of neurons.

Principal Investigator:

R. C. Doty
Senior Researcher
7347638768
nick@nico-technologies.com

Business Contact:

Elvira Stesikova
Research Manager
7349458131
elvira@nico-technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NICO TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
3233 Andora Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48198

EIN/Tax ID: 352267481
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
2300 Hayward
Chemical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI, MI 48109
Contact: Nicholas A. Kotov
Contact Phone: (734) 763-8767
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university