Bioelectronics and Biosensors

Timeslot: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Sensory Biomaterials and Tissues
Room: Chelan 4


Bioelectronics, electronics designed to interface with biology in vitro and in vivo, are an important class of biomaterials that are gaining significant interest. Bioelectronic devices include: (i) wearable sensors for health monitoring, (ii) in vitro diagnostics and biosensors that provide an electrical signal output proportional to an analyte, (iii) implantable devices (e.g. pacemakers, blood glucose monitoring, drug delivery, optoelectronics), (iv) electrophysiology (ECG, EMG, EEG) and (v) electrical stimulation of cells or tissues for tissue engineering, enhanced regeneration and therapeutic intervention. This symposium will highlight recent efforts in bioelectronics, including fabrication advances for improved properties such as size, softness, flexibility, degradability and biocompatibility as well as investigating their use in new applications.


  • 10:30:00 AM 389. Invited Speaker,

  • 10:45:00 AM 390. Invited Speaker,

  • 11:00:00 AM 391. Conformal Electrode Arrays to Enable in vivo Recordings of the Enteric Nervous System, M. Ecker*, E. Guerrero, P. Rocha Flores, W. Voit; The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA

  • 11:15:00 AM 392. Integration of Micropillars in Human iPS-Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Based Microphysiological Systems for Contraction Force Measurement Enables Precise Monitoring of Pharmacology and Maturation Studies, B. Charrez*(1), N. Huebsch(2), V. Charwat(1), B. Siemons(1), S. Boggess(1), N. Deweshwar(1), A. Stahl(1), E. Miller(1), K. Healy(1); (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, (2)Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MT, USA

  • 11:30:00 AM 393. Biodegradable Piezoelectric Force Sensor for Monitoring Biological Pressures, T. Nguyen*; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

  • 11:45:00 AM 394. Flexible Nanofiber-Based Materials for Material Property-Matched Neural Interfacing, J.D. Remer*(1), M. Skoff(1), C. Tison(1), K. Yoshida(2), A. Joshi-Imre(3), L. Costella(1); (1)Luna Innovations Incorporated, Charlottesville, VA, USA, (2)Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, (3)University of Texas at

  • 12:00:00 PM 395. A Flexible and Electrically Stable Conductive Polypyrrole Membrane for Biomedical Applications, Z. Zhang*(1,2), J. Mao(1,2,3), S. Cui(1,2,3), M. Rouabhia(3); (1)Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada, (2)Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada, (3)Université Laval Faculty of Dentistry, Quebec, QC, Canada

  • 12:15:00 PM 396. Immobilized Liquid Coatings for Implantable Neural Electronics, A. Rutz*, A. Carnicer-Lombarte, D. Barone, G. Malliaras; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom