Neural Circuits and Stereotactic Apparatus
Herein are disclosed: - solid or semi-solid implantable neural circuits conduit comprising an elongate polymer sheath and one or a plurality of neurons in the lumen of the sheath or embedded in the scaffold; - methods of manufacturing said implantable neural circuits; - a stereotactic syringe apparatus having a frame and a syringe support mounted on the frame, the syringe support having : (i) a translation stage on which a medical syringe is mounted, the syringe having a single cannula, the cannula having a tip at one end suitable for insertion into tissue or other matter, wherein the translation stage is moveable to position the cannula, the cannula having a plunger slideably disposed in the lumen of the cannula, (ii) a plunger control element configured to control the position of the plunger in the cannula, wherein the translation stage is moveable to withdraw the cannula from the tissue or other matter independently of the plunger control element; - and a corresponding method of implanting neural circuits.
GATES MONTE ALAN [GB]; YANG YING [GB]; JOZWIAK ANDRZEJ BONAWENTURA [GB]
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