Optogenerapy flexible electronics application in one of EuroNanoForum key sessions
Optogenerapy partner Eurecat attended the EuroNanoForum 2019 and delivered a presentation on how flexible electronics have been applied for the development of the project’s bio-electronic cell-based implant. The EuroNanoForum took place in Bucharest, Romania on June 12-14.
The presentation, titled as “Flexible electronics for implantable medical devices: the Optogenerapy case and beyond”, was included in the parallel session 2.1 on advanced materials and nanotechnologies for healthcare.
Printed flexible electronics technology has served as a key enabler in Optogenerapy project to be able to fabricate the implant optoelectronics module, translating a rigid conventional Printed Circuit Board (PCB) into a circuit made with silver tracks on a flexible polymer foil.
In order to build the optoelectronics module, comprised of an electromagnetic antenna and an electronic circuit, Optogenerapy partners have developed flexible compact low-resistance screen printed Near Field Communication (NFC) antennas of high-quality factor, as well as the footprint and interconnections on which the components are hybridised.
The use of printed flexible electronics allows smaller Q factor antennas than the ones made by PCB technologies and allows the simplification of the device arquitecture and its size.
The EuroNanoForum was an event with more than 1000 participants offering discussions on cross-sectorial challenges focusing on both the industrial application of research results and future strategic research priorities in the area of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials of the Horizon 2020 NMBP programme.