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Symposium SB05-Materials and Systems for Fully Implantable Organ Interfaces

Surgically implantable electronic devices are critical to basic research in biomedicine and enable novel medical solutions for diagnosis and treatment. This rapidly growing field recently focuses on increasing miniaturization, multifunctionality and fidelity. Implantable devices that directly interface with organs present unique challenges to materials. Biocompatibility, toxicity, interface performance and mechanical durability in a demanding physiological environment needs to be united with extremely soft and conformable mechanics. Increasing capabilities of soft materials, miniaturized electronics, radios, and advanced ways to supply power are resulting in a new generation of implantable organ interfaces. This device class is poised to offer high fidelity readouts of physiological processes, enable stimulation and provide control over many organs to realize new therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Key to advances are materials and material systems that create implantables with mechanical properties closely matched to the target organ and at the same time deliver functionality that support high fidelity sensors and stimulators. Another key aspect for the proliferation of this device class is the control over device lifetime, anywhere from acute temporary needs to lifetimes matching those of the target subject. This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation of newest results in the areas of implantable materials, micro and nanoscaled devices, soft materials, novel active opto(electronic) materials, new solutions to passivation/encapsulation/packaging, and organ interface design.

Topics will include:

  • Soft materials for implants
  • Electronic materials
  • Implant system design
  • Electromagnetic organ interfaces
  • Photonic organ interfaces
  • Thermal organ interfaces
  • Biohybrid materials and interfaces
  • Stretchable bioelectronic materials and interfaces
  • Biologically transient materials
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Materials for energy harvesting
  • Body networks and in-body communication

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Polina Anikeeva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Maria Asplund (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Tzahi Cohen-Karni (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Tracy Cui (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Shadi Dayeh (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yael Hanein (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Guosong Hong (Stanford University, USA)
  • Dion Khodagholy (Columbia University, USA)
  • Dae-Hyeong Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Duygu Kuzum (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Jia Liu (Harvard University, USA)
  • Yuxin Liu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • George Malliaras (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Jonathan Reeder (Science Corp, USA)
  • Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Jacob Robinson (Rice University, USA)
  • John A. Rogers (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Alexandra Rutz (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Philipp Gutruf
The University of Arizona
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , pgutruf@arizona.edu

Eric Daniel Glowacki
Central European Institute of Technology
Czech Republic
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , Eric.Daniel.Glowacki@ceitec.vutbr.cz

John Ho
National University of Singapore
Singapore
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , johnho@nus.edu.sg

Flavia Vitale
University of Pennsylvania
USA

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