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Novel Planar Microelectrodes with Unique Morphological Structure for Enhanced Neural Recording

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Description of Technology

Researchers at the University of Calgary have designed and fabricated planar microelectrodes that allow non-invasive recording of neuronal activities over an extended time period, and at a resolution (Figure 1) up to 15 times higher than any similar commercially available devices. The chip also allows non-invasive stimulation of neural cells embedded in an ensemble or when cultured individually. These microelectrodes fill a gap in the market, as they can record neural activity at a much higher resolution than traditional planar electrodes, while still maintaining the ability to perform long-term recording for up to several weeks (Figure 2) without compromising cellular viability.

IP Status
  • Patent Pending
Competitive Advantages
  • Non-invasive
  • High coupling coefficient
  • High sealing resistance
  • High signal-to-noise ratio
  • High resolution, up to 15 times higher than similiar devices
  • Recording over an extended period of time (several weeks to months)
  • Low cost and highly customizable
Stage Of Development
  • Prototype was fabricated using standard techniques and the design is fully customizable
  • This technology has been tested in vitro, can also be used in vivo
  • Technology is commonly used to conduct novel biological experiments both in developing and matured networks of neurons and also to test various compounds