A graphene EcoG Microtransistorsfabricated by ICN2 and CNM groups of the graphcat consortium similar to the ones that will be used in the Neurograph project, . Image credit: Nature Materials, media.springernature.com
The Direcció General de Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya resolved, on December 19th 2019, to provide co-funding from the FEDER funds to the emerging technologies consortium GRAPHCAT.
Within GRAPHCAT, the Group NPiR in cooperation with the Group of Vascular Pharmacology of the UAB, takes part in the subproject NEUROGRAPH: Monitoring Cortical Depolarization in Neurointensive Care using Graphene EcoG Microtransistors.
The UAB team will explore models of brain lesion by ischemia and attempt to validate the application of CSD detection for predicting spreading of brain damage. In addition, novel therapeutic agents will be investigated in order to construct a close-loop system of detection-treatment to reduce the extension of the ischemic brain area.
The UAB Neurograph team is leaded by Drs. Jaume del Valle, Francesc Jiménez and Xavier Navarro.