Journal article

In vivo biocompatibility of boron doped and nitrogen included conductive-diamond for use in medical implants

David J Garrett, Alexia L Saunders, Ceara McGowan, Joscha Specks, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Hamish Meffin, Richard A Williams, David AX Nayagam

JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART B-APPLIED BIOMATERIALS | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Recently, there has been interest in investigating diamond as a material for use in biomedical implants. Diamond can be rendered electrically conducting by doping with boron or nitrogen. This has led to inclusion of boron doped and nitrogen included diamond elements as electrodes and/or feedthroughs for medical implants. As these conductive device elements are not encapsulated, there is a need to establish their clinical safety for use in implants. This article compares the biocompatibility of electrically conducting boron doped diamond (BDD) and nitrogen included diamond films and electrically insulating poly crystalline diamond films against a silicone negative control and a BDD sample tre..

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Contract grant sponsor: ARC DECRA (D.J.G.); contract grant number: DE130100922Contract grant sponsor: Victorian Government (Operational Infrastructure Program)Contract grant sponsor: Australian Government (Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council; ICT Centre of Excellence program)Contract grant sponsor: Australian Research Council [ARC; Special Research Initiative (SRI) in Bionic Vision Science and Technology; Bionic Vision Australia (BVA)]