Conducting Polymer Microcups for Organic Bioelectronics and Drug Delivery Applications

Martin Antensteiner, Milad Khorrami, Fatemeh Fallahianbijan, Ali Borhan, Mohammad Reza Abidian

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An ideal neural device enables long-term, sensitive, and selective communication with the nervous system. To accomplish this task, the material interface should mimic the biophysical and the biochemical properties of neural tissue. By contrast, microfabricated neural probes utilize hard metallic conductors, which hinder their long-term performance because these materials are not intrinsically similar to soft neural tissue. This study reports a method for the fabrication of monodisperse conducting polymer microcups. It is demonstrated that the physical surface properties of conducting polymer microcups can be precisely modulated to control electrical properties and drug-loading/release characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1702576
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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