Hermetic diamond capsules for biomedical implants enabled by gold active braze alloys
Samantha G Lichter, Mathilde C Escudie, Alastair D Stacey, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Kate Fox, Arman Ahnood, Nicholas V Apollo, Dunstan C Kua, Aaron Z Lee, Ceara McGowan, Alexia L Saunders, Owen Burns, David AX Nayagam, Richard A Williams, David J Garrett, Hamish Meffin, Steven Prawer
BIOMATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015
As the field of biomedical implants matures the functionality of implants is rapidly increasing. In the field of neural prostheses this is particularly apparent as researchers strive to build devices that interact with highly complex neural systems such as vision, hearing, touch and movement. A retinal implant, for example, is a highly complex device and the surgery, training and rehabilitation requirements involved in deploying such devices are extensive. Ideally, such devices will be implanted only once and will continue to function effectively for the lifetime of the patient. The first and most pivotal factor that determines device longevity is the encapsulation that separates the sensiti..View full abstract
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This research was supported by the Australian Research Council through its Special Research Initiative (SRI) in Bionic Vision Science and Technology grant to Bionic Vision Australia (BVA). The authors wish to acknowledge the facilities and the scientific assistance of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility at the RMIT. DJG is supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA grant DE130100922. The Bionics Institute acknowledges the support received from the Victorian Government through its Operational Infrastructure Program.