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Soft hydrogel electrodes for better, safer implants

Novel conductive material safely records and stimulates electrical impulses in the brain, heart, and muscle to enable better body-machine interfaces for patient monitoring and rehabilitation

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The Wyss Institute is seeking licensing partners to help commercialize this innovation.



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Key Features
  • Viscoelastic hydrogel matches the physical properties of human organs, reducing damage and enabling better integration with tissues than current brain implants.
  • Embedded electrically conductive material can record and stimulate electrical activity, and can be twisted, stretched, and folded without breaking.
  • Material supported long-term growth and differentiation of brain cells (50+ days).
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