Classical inorganic electronic devices are commonly used in medical practice to diagnose and treat neurological disorders. As our knowledge about the organization and function of healthy and pathological neuronal networks of the human brain is improving, there is an increasing need to develop less invasive, biocompatible stimulating and recording devices with better spatiotemporal resolution.
Organic electronic devices provide us unique solutions for these problems, due to their special characteristics. Their mixed conductivity, mechanical flexibility, biocompatibility, and unique capability for drug delivery enable them to be promising candidates for advanced therapeutic applications.
In my talk I would like to highlight how animal models in experimental neuroscience can help to develop and test these organic materials to invent more effective approaches in the diagnosis and the treatment of human brain diseases.