Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company

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The success of the project, all agree, is going to depend on collaboration between the nine different entities involved. The DOE national laboratories, universities and private-sector businesses that comprise the new project are:

  • USC's Doheny Eye Institute at the Keck School of Medicine, which is co-leading the effort and performing clinical testing of the implants;
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the program's other co-leader; Oak Ridge is working on developing advanced electrodes and fabrication techniques, and studying long-term stability of the implanted device;
  • Argonne National Laboratory, which is collaborating with Second Sight to use patented ultrananocrystalline diamond technology to make the implant biocompatible with the surrounding ocular tissue;
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is developing a thin, flexible implant that can conform to the curved shape of the retina;
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is developing advanced optical imaging techniques which provide a better understanding of how the prosthesis works, by mapping the interaction between brain and retina;
  • Sandia National Laboratories, where researchers are developing advanced electrodes using MEMS (microelectronic mechanical systems) research;
  • North Carolina State University, which is performing electrical and thermal modeling of the device to determine how much energy can be used to stimulate the remaining retinal cells
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, which will work on wireless communication technology to provide a strong link between the camera and the implant;
  • Second Sight, which created the prototype design currently in testing and will integrate DOE technology into product designs that will eventually move on to clinical trials.

    "For the Doheny Eye Institute to be the lead institution in o

  • Contact: Jon Weiner
    University of Southern California

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