Novel Neural-Electrical Interfaces for Neural Device Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0426
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0047
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-002
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
3233 Andora Drive, Ypsilanti, MI, 48198
DUNS: 622797327
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R. Chris Doty
 Senior Researcher
 (734) 763-8768
Business Contact
 Elvira Stesikova
Title: Research Manager
Phone: (734) 945-8131
Research Institution
 Nicholas A Kotov
 2300 Hayward
Chemical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI, MI, 48109
 (734) 763-8767
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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