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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to an advanced understanding of biomaterials and tissue engineering specialized in neural applications. It will review biomaterials used for neural prosthesis, drug delivery devices, and tissue engineering scaffold. The student will gain a fundamental understanding of the biocompatibility issues relevant to a variety of neural implantable devices and the current strategies to solve these issues. Topics will include basic material science, neural tissue biocompatibility with implant, BBB and CNS drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for PNS, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for CNS, neural electrode/tissue interface (including both simulating and recording electrodes, both peripheral and cortical neural interface). The student should have some exposure to biomaterials and tissue engineering before taking this course.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PROG: Swanson School of Engineering

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