Fabrication of biocompatible enclosures for an electronic implant using 3D printing

Adams, Scott, Kouzani, Abbas, Mohammed, Mazher, Usma Alvarez, Clara Cristina and Tye, Susannah 2016, Fabrication of biocompatible enclosures for an electronic implant using 3D printing, International journal of rapid manufacturing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 17-32, doi: 10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2016.078742.

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Title Fabrication of biocompatible enclosures for an electronic implant using 3D printing
Author(s) Adams, ScottORCID iD for Adams, Scott orcid.org/0000-0001-6466-0444
Kouzani, AbbasORCID iD for Kouzani, Abbas orcid.org/0000-0002-6292-1214
Mohammed, MazherORCID iD for Mohammed, Mazher orcid.org/0000-0003-2177-9845
Usma Alvarez, Clara CristinaORCID iD for Usma Alvarez, Clara Cristina orcid.org/0000-0003-4438-5582
Tye, Susannah
Journal name International journal of rapid manufacturing
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 32
Total pages 16
Publisher Inderscience
Place of publication Olney, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1757-8825
Keyword(s) 3D printing
rapid prototyping
implant enclosures
medical microdevices
deep brain stimulation
Summary A variety of different approaches have been employed to enableimplantation of electronic medical microdevices. A novel method of producing low-cost, rapidly fabricated implantable enclosures from biocompatible silicone is presented in this paper. This method utilises 3D computer-aided design software to design and model the enclosures prior to fabrication. The enclosures are then fabricated through additive manufacturing from biocompatible silicone using a 3D bioprinter. In this paper, four different implantable enclosure designs are presented. A prototyping stage with three different prototypes is described, these prototype enclosures are then evaluated through submersion and operation tests. A final design is developed in response to the obtained results, and then evaluated in a long term temperature controlled submersion test. The evaluation results are presented and discussed.Several areas of future works are identified and discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2016.078742
Field of Research 090304 Medical Devices
091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl Textiles)
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 ©2016, Inderscience Enterprises
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086107

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