Self-clearing ventricular catheters

Hydrocephalus is a debilitating neurological disorder caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. We are building self-clearing ventricular catheters using implantable magnetic microactuators to improve treatment for hydrocephalus patients. Tell me more…







Self-clearing ventricular catheters

Hydrocephalus is a debilitating neurological disorder caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. We are building self-clearing ventricular catheters using implantable magnetic microactuators to improve treatment for hydrocephalus patients. Tell me more…










Smart glaucoma drainage device

For patients who are unresponsive to pharmaceutical treatment of glaucoma, an implantable glaucoma drainages devices (GDD) are often used to manage the debilitating eye disease. However, the microscale channel that removes excess aqueous humor from the eye often gets obstructed due to biofouling, which necessitates additional surgical intervention. We are using microscale transducers to make these implantable devices smarter. Tell me more…




Smart glaucoma drainage device

Medical device companies are constantly looking for ways to automate and simplify manufacturing processes to reduce cost. At the same time, patients and doctors want new and advanced features from medical devices. We are developing novel processing technologies to integrate microscale sensors into existing medical device manufacturing processes. Tell me more…







Novel Neurostimulation Microelectrodes

Electrical stimulation of nervous system is now widely used to treat various neurological issues such as chronic pain, hearing and visual impairments, dystonia, epilepsy, etc. We are investigating with multiple collaborators in industry and academia to better understand the mechanism behind electrical stimulation of nervous system to ensure safety and efficacy of these devices. Tell me more…







Novel Neurostimulation Microelectrodes

Electrical stimulation of nervous system is now widely used to treat various neurological issues such as chronic pain, hearing and visual impairments, dystonia, epilepsy, etc. We are investigating with multiple collaborators in industry and academia to better understand the mechanism behind electrical stimulation of nervous system to ensure safety and efficacy of these devices. Tell me more…










3D Printed Implantable Biosensors

By utilizing novel additive manufacturing techniques, we are creating implantable electrochemical biosensors for chronic implantation. One device we are currently working on is an implantable glutamate biosensors to better study the impact of glutamate excitotoxicity due to spinal cord injury. In collaboration with our collaborator, Dr. Riyi Shi, we are creating chronically implantable glutamate biosensors towards improving treatment for this debilitating trauma. Tell me more…




3D Printed Implantable Biosensors

By utilizing novel additive manufacturing techniques, we are creating implantable electrochemical biosensors for chronic implantation. One device we are currently working on is an implantable glutamate biosensors to better study the impact of glutamate excitotoxicity due to spinal cord injury. In collaboration with our collaborator, Dr. Riyi Shi, we are creating chronically implantable glutamate biosensors towards improving treatment for this debilitating trauma. Tell me more…