Technology Description

Increasing the number of sensors and actuators integrated in any flexible probes, such as thin-film probes, is an important objective in biomedical technology, and in particular in neurotechnology for the monitoring and control of neural activity with high spatial resolution.
The present invention relates to a flexible probe, where active elements are interconnected in order to implement a multiplexing technique, allowing to implement arrays with high aspect ratios, reducing the probe and connector footprints while integrating an increased number of active elements.

Potential Benefits

This innovative technology provides an alternative to the state of the art which covers the gaps found therein, by providing a flexible probe allowing to implement multiplexed active matrixes to increase the number of sensors and/or actuators in an active area of the probe with a high aspect ratio.
This flexible probe comprises a new way for the routing of the interconnection, which allow the implementation of epicortical neural probes with one or multiple strips as well as depth probes (such as DBS or intracortical probes) increasing their spatial resolution while improving their conformability with curved surfaces and/or minimizing their cross-section and footprint, therefore minimizing their invasiveness.


To be determined during further development.

Suggested Applications

Patient need addressed:
Neurological disorders

Case manager

Aida Castellanos Paez

EP Application
Licensing or Assignment
Rosa Villa, Xavier Illa, Anton Guimera, Ramon Garcia, Jose Antonio Garrido

Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina

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The Biomedical Networking Research Center of Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) is one of the 11 thematic areas of CIBER. CIBER groups some of the main Spanish research groups (more than 400) in biomedicine, located in more than 100 institutions distributed around Spain. Website:
The technological areas
Engineering, Life sciences

Technology Readiness Level 3

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