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

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posted on 2024-06-04, 05:07 authored by Scott AdamsScott Adams, Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani, M Mohammed, Clara Usma-MansfieldClara Usma-Mansfield, S Tye
A variety of different approaches have been employed to enable implantation 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.

History

Journal

International journal of rapid manufacturing

Volume

6

Pagination

17-32

Location

Olney, Eng.

ISSN

1757-8825

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Inderscience Enterprises

Issue

1

Publisher

Inderscience