Biocompatible implantable sensors for continuous in vivo monitoring

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Course Description

Most currently available implantable sensors have a significant drawback due to provoking the immune response and inducing inflammation at the implantation site and leading to the fibrotic reaction. This fibrotic response can prevent the sensing of chemical changes leading to the disruption in the sensor’s function after a few weeks or months. Therefore, finding an appropriate biomaterial with suitable properties and also design and fabrication of biocompatible implantable sensors are gaining increasing interest in the field of wearable technology. The aim of this study is to develop more physiologically compatible sensors for minimizing the deleterious response.

Learning Objectives

  • The introduction of biodegradable and flexible biomaterials
  • Develop the fabrication technologies in this field
  • Tailoring of the device design towards the physiological restrictions
Project type Seminar
Presence time lecture time: 2 SWS, exercises: 2 SWS
Useful knowledge Materials characterizations, sensor technology, additive manufacturing techniques
Starting date Winter semester 2018-2019


Up-to-date literature recommendations are provided during the lectures.


Final presentation and final report.


Dr. Samira Tansaz

  • Job title: Senior Researcher
  • Address:
    Henkestraße 91, Haus 7, 1. OG
    91052 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 23608
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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg