Implantable Bioelectronics

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Biomaterials Applications
Room: 204/205


Bioelectronics, electronics designed to interface with biology, are an important class of biomaterials that are gaining significant interest. Clinical successes in implantable bioelectronics include pacemakers, blood glucose monitoring, and recording and stimulating neural probes, but these still face issues of longterm biocompatibility and device function. There have also been great advances in the next generation of intracorporeal bioelectronics which are small, soft, flexible, bioresorbable and biocompatible and which have applications ranging from electrophysiology, manipulating cell behavior and tissue growth, biosensing, drug delivery and optogenetics. The focus of this session will be on what the field can learn from existing implantable platforms and what are their remaining challenges as well as what exciting new in vivo bioelectronic technologies are on the horizon.


  • 1:45 p.m. 232. Invited Speaker: Stephanie Lacour, PhD, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

  • 2:15 p.m. 233. Biodegradable piezoelectric force sensor for monitoring biological pressures, T Nguyen*; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • 2:30 p.m. 234. Plug-and-Play Mesh Electronics with Nanowire Field-Effect Transistor Sensors for In Vivo Bio-Nano Interfacing, T. Schuhmann*, J. Yao, G. Hong, T. Fu, C. Lieber; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

  • 2:45 p.m. 235. Silk-Inspired Neurotechnology: Soft, Flexible and Conformal Silk Electrode Interfaces for The Peripheral Nerve, A Patil*, N Thakor; National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

  • 3:00 p.m. 236. In Situ Polymerized Neural Interfaces for Peripheral Nerve Recording and Stimulation, J. Murbach*(1), Y. Tong(2), V. Subramanian(3), S. Chhatre(3), B. Johnson(2), D. Martin(3), K. Otto(1); (1)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, (2)Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, (3)University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • 3:15 p.m. 237. Neural Interfacing with a Microfluidic Ion Pump, C. Proctor*(1), A. Slezia(2), A. Williamson(2), G. Malliaras(1); (1)University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

  • 3:30 p.m. 238. Melatonin Injection Improves Quality and Longevity of Chronic Neural Recording, A. Golabchi*(1), B. Wu(1), T. Kozai(1), X. Cui(1); University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Invited Speaker(s)