August 20, 2013
Environmentally-Controlled Microtensile Testing
On August 20, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments will publish a technique from the Capadona Lab at Case Western Reserve University to accommodate two challenges inherent in brain-implantation technology, gauging the property changes that occur during implantation and measuring on a micro-scale. These new techniques open the doors for solving a great challenge for bioengineers — crafting a device that can withstand the physiological conditions in the brain for the long-term.
In this experiment, the researchers describe the method for the environmentally-controlled microtensile testing of mechanically-adaptive polymer nanocomposites for ex-vivo characterization.
Credit: The Journal of Visualized Experiments.
[ Read the Article: Building Better Brain Implants For The Long Term ]