Adhesives and sealants used in the construction of implantable medical devices must meet strict biocompatibility and toxicity requirements. Researchers sought to devise and test a novel microchannel array for nerve regeneration in prosthetics.1 An ideal prosthesis would possess bidirectional neural communication—existing neural signals from the user could be interpretated and sent to the device resulting in actuation, while sensors present on the device itself would send signals back to the user’s nervous system providing sensory feedback. The devices constructed used Master Bond EP3HTSMed, a USP Class VI certified, highly conductive epoxy for use in medical device assembly.
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1 Maimon, B., Zorzos, A. N., Song, K., et al. (2016). Assessment of Nerve Regeneration through a Novel Microchannel Array. International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 4:2. DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000332.