Electroactive microfluidic devices for control of insect cyborg neuromuscular systems

Aram Chung, Donn Kim, Likun Chen, Roman Akhmechet, Bernardo Cordovez, David Erickson

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Abstract

This work describes the development of an electroactive microwell based chemical/drug delivery system and its pupae stage implantation within Manduca Sexta Moths. This forms one of the critical components in our development of “Insect Cyborg Sentinels” which aim to fuse nanodevice technology with living systems. The goal of this system is to provide “on-command” chemically induced immobilization and subsequent reanimation of the otherwise autonomous cyborg. In this talk we will present the results of our adult survivability data for late and early pupae stage microdevice insertion experiments, our initial toxin injection experiments, and a comprehensive numerical/experimental study of our electroactive drug delivery system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007
EditorsJean-Louis Viovy, Patrick Tabeling, Stephanie Descroix, Laurent Malaquin
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1225-1227
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806407
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: 2007 Oct 72007 Oct 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period07/10/707/10/11

Keywords

  • Drug Delivery
  • Electroactive Microwells
  • Electrokinetics
  • Insect Cyborg Sentinels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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