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Wireless, Scalable and Implantable Optogenetics for Neurological Disorders Cure

Project description

Smart neural implants for the treatment of epilepsy

Understanding neuronal function and communication in the brain is paramount for the design of treatments against neurological disorders such as epilepsy. The recently developed method of optogenetics has paved the way for the modulation of neuronal using light. However, technical challenges still prohibit the exploitation of the technique in clinical trials for brain disease. The EU-funded WiseCure project aims to develop neural implants made of flexible biocompatible polymers that can be used to treat epilepsy with optogenetics. The approach will provide the capacity to wirelessly monitor and control the neural activities through the implants, offering a smart healthcare solution for the treatment of epilepsy.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00