Polyimide Neurotrophic Electrode Development: Fabrication and Testing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,883.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43NS064642-01
Agency Tracking Number:
NS064642
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
PHS2009-2
Small Business Information
NEURAL SIGNALS, INC.
NEURAL SIGNALS, INC., 3688 CLEARVIEW AVE, STE 110, ATLANTA, GA, 30340
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129130964
Principal Investigator
 PHILIP KENNEDY
 (770) 220-9964
 PKENNEDY@NEURALSIGNALS.COM
Business Contact
 RICHARD KENNEDY
Phone: (770) 220-9964
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed work seeks to further development of a polyimide-based Neurotrophic Electrode for long term invasive cortical recordings. The original Neurotrophic Electrode was specifically designed for long term recordings by encouraging neurite growth into a glass recording cone by trophic factors. The electrode design can be further minimized and controlled using standard microelectonic fabrication techniques. The fabricated electrodes will be evaluated by measuring the electrical characteristics, including impedance and power spectral density, and through long term soak tests. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The development of electrodes for long term cortical recordings is essential to further progress of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs). BCIs have the potential to alleviate the suffering of subjects with locked-in syndrome caused by ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) or lower brain stem stroke.

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