In article <1991Apr2.164740.28858 at fcom.cc.utah.edu>
strohsch at mines.utah.edu (David A Strohschein) writes:
> I am trying to find information about growing nerve cells on integrated
> circuit surfaces. The object is to grow the nerves on the ICs while
> retaining the normal or near normal electrical and physiological
> the nerve tissue. I have done some research in the library under the
> tissue culture and biopolymers however, this seems to be a new or
> problem and most books do not address this subject. If there is enough
response I will post
> the information. Thanks in advance.
Dr. McKay at MIT in collaboration with Mitch Eggers at Lincoln Lab have
developed a system for growing neurons on silicon wafers containing a matrix of gold microelectrodes using poly-lysine (?) as the cellular substratum. They're able to simultaneously record from many neurons as well as stimulate
specific ones in order to measure the total response.
Dr. Eric Neumann
System and Technologies Division