Visual Prostheses Based Upon Fiber-Optic Uncaging of Neurotransmitter Substances

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A fiber optic cable may also be used to deliver light. The drug delivery system selectively delivers drugs to various types of neurological cells. In operation a solution of photoactivatable neuro-active drug is delivered to a pre-selected area in vivo and photoactivated in the solution at the pre-selected area to stimulate neurological tissue. The neuro-active drug may be either an agonist or an antagonist of neuronal activity.

File Number: 00-496

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Joan Dunbar
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Wayne State University
(313) 577-5542
Patrick Mcallister
Raymond Iezzi
Gregory Auner
Gary Abrams
Drug Delivery