Biocompatibility studies of materials used for chronically implantable microelectrodes

Jamuna Selvakumaran, Michael P. Hughes, David J. Ewins, Peter R. Richards

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Abstract

The use of biocompatible materials is important in determining the longevity of chronically implantable microelectrodes. Protein adsorption is the initial event that takes place once an implant is in the body. These adsorbed proteins are then a significant influence on the subsequent adsorption of further proteins and cells; they thus dictate the interfacial reactions and ultimately the biocompatibility of the material. Results from protein adsorption studies on materials for sensing electrodes using ellipsometry are presented. The results suggest that among the materials investigated, indium tin oxide (ITO) is the best material in preventing protein adsorption, a characteristic required for electrode recording sites.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsAndre Dittmar, David Beebe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages521-525
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780366034, 9780780366039
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Event1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, MMB 2000 - Lyon, France
Duration: 12 Oct 200014 Oct 2000

Publication series

Name1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings

Conference

Conference1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, MMB 2000
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period12/10/0014/10/00

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