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3D printed biocompatible enclosures for an implantable DBS microdevice

Adams, Scott, Kouzani, Abbas Z., Mohammed, Mazher, Usma, Clara and Tye, Susannah J. 2015, 3D printed biocompatible enclosures for an implantable DBS microdevice, Procedia technology, vol. 20, pp. 155-161, doi: 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.026.

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Title 3D printed biocompatible enclosures for an implantable DBS microdevice
Author(s) Adams, Scott
Kouzani, Abbas Z.
Mohammed, Mazher
Usma, Clara
Tye, Susannah J.
Journal name Procedia technology
Volume number 20
Start page 155
End page 161
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2212-0173
Keyword(s) 3D printing
Biocompatibility
Medical microdevices
DBS
Summary A number of methods have been used to make electronic medical microdevices biocompatible. This paper presents a novel approach for design and fabrication of biocompatible silicone enclosures for implantable medical microdevices. The approach involves design and formation of a 3D model of the enclosure using a computer-aided design software tool, followed by 3D printing of the enclosures using a bioplotter. Three different implantable enclosure designs are presented. The fabrication of the three enclosures is given. An evaluation of the suitability of the enclosures for implantation of a deep brain stimulation microdevice is discussed through submersion and operation tests. The evaluation results are presented and discussed.
Notes This journal is produced from the International Design Technology Conference, DesTech2015, 29th of June - 1st of July 2015, Geelong, Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.026
Field of Research 090304 Medical Devices
Socio Economic Objective 861502 Medical Instruments
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082762

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Collection: School of Engineering
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