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The Use of Conducting Polymers in Medical Device Technology MEDETECH










The aim of this PhD study is to investigate the advantages of using conducting polymers for the fabrication of components in medical devices. The study starts with a literature survey of: 1) medical devices, such as sensors, where conducting polymers are or can be used; 2) device fabrication techniques, such as inkjet printing; and 3) conducting polymer candidates for the medical device applications. Measureable objectives following the aim of the study will be defined once the literature survey is underway. These objectives will focus around the robustness or reliability of medical devices fabricated with a proposed selection of polymers. The scope of the study is to develop a novel application of polymer devices technology for medical uses, develop a fabrication technique appropriately, and investigate the interaction of the device technology with biological systems.




Dr J Swingler