Feinstein Institutes researchers develop tiny implantable neurostimulator for mouse studies

A second-generation version of the wireless neuromodulation implantable mouse stimulator developed at the Feinstein Institutes. (Image from Feinstein Institutes)

Researchers have developed a novel, fully implantable wireless bidirectional vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and sensing device for mice.

Engineers and researchers at the Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research published details about the device and its capabilities in Biosensors and Bioelectronics to emphasize the potential to transform how bioelectronic medicine research is conducted around the world, according to a news release.

The researchers say that early evidence from the use of neurostimulation technology in mice may lead to the discovery of alternative therapies for various chronic diseases, including Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure.

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