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Advanced Materials, Coatings & Process Parameter Selection for Optimal Implantable Devices

Shahram Amini (Group Leader, Coating Technologies, Johnson Matthey)

Andrew Kelly (Director of Applications Engineering, Cactus Semiconductor, A Cirtec Company)

Location: 210C

Date: Thursday, February 7

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

The underlying technologies that bring implantable devices to life are critical as medical device manufacturers are pressed to design ever-smaller devices with increasingly longer service life. You’ll hear from two industry experts about how thin films, coatings and surface solutions, as well as silicon process technologies for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are critical to designing and delivering customized devices.

Topics covered include:
  • Thin-film composition and various electrode surface treatment technologies as a means of improving coating performance
  • How electrodes and their surface properties can gain a competitive edge via advances in coating technology that can enable better charge exchange capacity, improved accuracy and efficacy of treatment while extending battery life
  • Examples of materials and coating solutions for neurostimulation, electrophysiology, cardiac rhythm management, and cochlear implant devices
  • The physics and fabrication steps for the silicon devices used in the ASIC designs
  • Silicon technology selection procedures for implantable medical device ASICs to enable integration of a complete set of electronic functions
  • Examples demonstrating how to the silicon technology selection procedure was used to realize a wide range of implantable device functions

Presentation File

Advanced_Materials_Coatings__Process_Parameter_Selection_for_Optimal_Implantable_Devices.pdf