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Smart implantable devices

Minimally invasive implants for extremely accurate stimulation of nerves

Our expertise

As a pioneer in nanoelectronics, imec can give you access to the latest advances in silicon chip technology. Uniquely, imec not only has the equipment and processes in place for high-quality manufacturing, but it also has the flexibility to set-up dedicated manufacturing processes for innovative designs.

Imec develops miniaturized, implantable chips with extremely high electrode density for fine-grained recording and stimulation of nerves. The ultrathin implants are biocompatible and flexible. They are extremely well suited for minimally invasive implantation of future-generation haptic prosthetics.

Want an overview on the technologies you need for the next generation of implantable devices? Download our white paper.

Key benefits

  • High-electrode density: very precise recording and stimulation of nerves,
  • Ultrathin, flexible and biocompatible allowing minimally invasive implantation
  • Available for low to high-volume manufacturing

Other technology platforms

Biosensors

Detecting more than 100,000 biomarkers in less than 5 minutes

PCR on chip

Accelerated PCR-based tests on Silicon in minutes

High-throughput cytometry and cell sorting (FACS)

Sort up to 30 million cells per minute on one cm2

Microfluidics

A whole lab in one cm2

Micro-electrode arrays

For high throughput, multi-modal cell interfacing

Neural probes

The new golden standard in neuroscience

Biophotonics

For compact and cost-efficient life sciences tools

Lens-free imaging

Continuously monitoring of life processes without disturbing them

Raman Spectroscopy

Build a Raman spectrometer that's 1000 times smaller than a bench-top tool.

Nanopore technology

The driver behind sequencing 4.0

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