SEED - SiliconE based Encapsulation for implantable Devices


Abstract : Implant encapsulation, protecting the implant from body environment and vice versa, is the major cause of implant failure and a bottle neck in most implant designs. Furthermore, clear trends toward implant miniaturisation, aiming to reach applications such as retinal prostheses, are making traditional titanium and ceramic enclosures unsuitable. Silicone based encapsulation is promising because it could overcome these limitations and has proven to be successfully implanted for decades. However, due to poor knowledge in the field, current silicone based encapsulation design are empirical, and therefore suboptimal. By obtaining a deep understanding of encapsulation process, our objective is to propose a way to optimally predict, design and assess implant encapsulation, opening new horizons for tomorrow’s implants.
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Nonclercq Antoine
Email : anoncler@ulb.ac.be
Site Web/Web site : http://beams.ulb.ac.be/
Centre de recherche/Research center : Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS)
Faculté/Faculty : Brussels School of Engineering (Faculty of Applied Sciences)/Faculté des Sciences appliquées - école polytechnique
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Engineering/Sciences de l'ingénieur
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