Development of implantable light source for optogenetics

The conducted research aims at design and fabrication of a wireless optogenetic device for animals that are freely moving in the IntelliCage system cages. The device is designed to stimulate selected brain areas of the animal with light. The size of the device is set by the animals to be stimulated. We are investigating design with the LED chips attached at the tip of the cannula to be directly implemented to the mouse’s brain. We demonstrated the possibility of manufacturing an optoelectronic module for optogenetics in the form of needles and light-emitting diode at its end. We are observed optogenetic effect on the slice of mice brain tissue in vitro with our implants.

Autors: Konstantin Rusakov, Czesław Radzewicz

Author: Konstantin Rusakov
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