Neural Interfaces

Neural Interfaces

Research activities

  • - development of novel intrafascicular interfaces;
  • - development of novel regeneration interfaces;
  • - neuro-mechanical models;
  • - in-vitro and in-vivo test of novel interfaces with the peripheral nervous system.


Active Grants

M2Neural "Multifunctional Materials for advanced Neural interfaces" M-ERA.NET Transnational Call 2013
MERIDIAN "Micro and Nano Engineered Bi-Directional Carbon Interfaces for Advanced Peripheral Nervous System Prosthetics and Hybrid Bionics" FP7-NMP.2011.1.4-4 #280778
NEBIAS "NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS" FP7-ICT-2013.9.6-FET Proactive: Evolving Living Technologies (EVLIT) #611687


Main Past Grants

INTER “Intelligent Interface” ESPRIT Basic Research #8897
CYBERHAND “Development of a cybernetic hand prosthesis” IST-FET Project 2001 #35094
TIME “Transverse Intrafascicular Multichannel Electrode system for induction of sensation and treatment of phantomlimb pain in amputees” FP7 - ICT-2007.3.6 Micro/Nanosystems priority #224012


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Recent publications

Poppendieck W, Sossalla A, Krob MO, Welsch C, Nguyen TA, Gong W, DiGiovanna J, Micera S, Merfeld DM, Hoffmann KP. Development, manufacturing and application of double-sided flexible implantable microelectrodes. Biomed Microdevices. 2014 Dec;16(6):837-50. doi: 10.1007/s10544-014-9887-8.

Sergi PN, Morana Roccasalvo I, Tonazzini I, Cecchini M, Micera S. Cell guidance on nanogratings: a computational model of the interplay between PC12 growth cones and nanostructures. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 6;8(8):e70304. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070304. Print 2013.

Stieglitz T, Boretius T, Navarro X, Badia J, Guiraud D, Divoux JL, Micera S, Rossini PM, Yoshida K, Harreby KR, Kundu A, Jensen W. Development of a neurotechnological system for relieving phantom limb pain using transverse intrafascicular electrodes (TIME). Biomed Tech (Berl). 2012 Dec;57(6):457-65. doi: 10.1515/bmt-2011-0140.

Wieringa P, Tonazzini I, Micera S, Cecchini M. Nanotopography induced contact guidance of the F11 cell line during neuronal differentiation: a neuronal model cell line for tissue scaffold development. Nanotechnology. 2012 Jul 11;23(27):275102. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/27/275102.

Sergi PN, Jensen W, Micera S, Yoshida K. In vivo interactions between tungsten microneedles and peripheral nerves. Med Eng Phys. 2012 Jul;34(6):747-55. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.09.019.


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