NOVEL BIOELECTRODE FOR NEUROSCIENCE APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11361
Amount: $499,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Surface Technology
12 Clematis Ave, Waltham, MA, 02154
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A NOVEL BIOELECTRODE WILL BE FABRICATED FROM CONDUCTING POLYMERS. UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS, THIS BIOELECTRODE CAN BEELECTROCHEMICALLY REDUCED WITH RESULTING INCORPORATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS, SUCH AS ACETYLCHOLINE, -AMINOBUTYRATE, DOPAMINE, OR GLUTAMATE, INTO THE POLYMER MATRIX OF THE BIOELECTRODE. THE NEUROTRANSMITTER CAN REMAIN ENTRAPPED WITHIN THE CONDUCTING POLYMER MATRIX WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS KEPT AT A PROPER POTENTIAL. WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS KEPT AT A PROPER POTENTIAL. WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS STIMULATED BY AN ELECTRIC PULSE, THE ENTRAPPED NEUROTRANSMITTER CAN BE RELEASED FROM THE POLYMER MATRIX. THE NOVEL ELECTRODE DESCRIBED HERE IS THE PROTOTYPE FOR A DEVICE THAT COULD BE USED TO DELIVER SMALL AMOUNTS OF BIOMEDICALLY INTERESTING MATERIALS TO SPECIFIC LOCATIONS AT SPECIFIC TIMES.

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