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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics/brain machine interfaces/brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs.

We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Ben Paul is the founder and CEO of Neuroloom. Neuroloom is located in the United Kingdom and works to create new neuro-technology. In this episode, Dr. Ben Paul discusses how Neuroloom develops an effective way to stimulate neurons. 

 

Top three takeaways: 

  1.  Neuroloom electrodes mitigate the intensity of the immune response and immune-rejection of invasive devices
  2. The goal is to use tissue engineering techniques and apply those to neuronal circuits to create living electrodes. 
  3. As opposed to penetrative electrodes, the hybrid electrodes are planar and neurons culture on top of them.  

 

 

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, Dr. Ben Paul.  

 

[2:10] Dr. Ben Paul gives a background of his education and how it led to the creation of Neuroloom.

 

[6:20] The way the Neuroloom electrodes are built, the interfacing area is less disturbed by an immune response. 

 

[17:20] The prototype device uses 3D printed structures, living neurons, and electrode arrays.  

 

[27:15]  Neuroloom is a lean company when dealing with producing designs and getting the basic science of the device demonstrated.