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Chip Sets Up Electronics/Bio-Cell Communications

Chip Sets Up Electronics/Bio-Cell Communications

The company’s highly unique microchip integrates microscopic nail structures that enable close communication between electronics and biological cells. A mass-producible device, the IC is said to be an easy-to-use tool in electrophysiology research, i.e., fundamental research on the functioning and/or malfunctioning of the human brain. Each micronail structure serves as a close contact point for one cell and contains an electrode that can accurately record and trigger the electrical activity of an individual electrogenic cell in a network in real-time. For further information, call IMEC INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 551-4502.
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