Special developments


Special developments: At the time, in 1994, there was a request for an electrode that could be implanted in the brain to monitor the reactions of brain cells during surgery. The electrode was completed, implanted in the patient's brain, surgery was performed, and when the epileptic seizure came, the exact location and focal point could be determined with the help of the electrode.

So the doctor performing the surgery said, "We operated between points 4 and 5!" The surgery was successful, the patient was healed! This has been followed by further requests that, for example, an electrode such as the one that already exists is needed, with only other extra needs. The production methods have been developed and the types that satisfy the extra needs have been slowly completed. Examples are the so-called toroidal electrode, which is supplemented with a fiber optic capillary or is still under development, and which surrounds one of the nerve bundles running in the body.

The special feature of the production - like each electrode - is made by hand under a microscope, individually. For this reason, it is not a problem to occasionally change a special need, such as the placement of several electrode points, other diameters or lengths, or possibly fiber optics, capillaries. It is also possible to cater for other extra needs. Examples are an electrode that can be implanted in a mouse heart, a matrix electrode for examining cells cultured from fetal stem cells on a microscopic slide, or a cheaper comb electrode for examination on a brain slice.