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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 7, 2017

Microfluidic drive for flexible brain implants

  • Shubratha Koralagundi Gopalakrishnaiah , Kevin Joseph and Ulrich G. Hofmann EMAIL logo


Flexible polyimide probes, used for neuronal signal acquisition, are thought to reduce signal deteriorating gliosis, improving the quality of recordings in brain machine interfacing applications. These probes suffer from the disadvantage that they cannot penetrate brain tissue on their own, owing to their limited stiffness and low buckling forces. A microfluidic device as an external micro-drive which aids in the insertion of flexible polyimide neural probes in 0.6% Agarose gel is presented here.

Published Online: 2017-09-07

©2017 Shubratha Koralagundi Gopalakrishnaiah et al., published by De Gruyter

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