Bioelectronics Laboratory

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The Bioelectronics Laboratory develops new technology and techniques for neuromodulation. As a part of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical research we partner with other labs to perform preclinical and clinical research to develop new therapies for the growing field of Bioelectronic Medicine. Our medical device technology development focuses on both fully implantable and non-invasive approaches for stimulating the vagus nerve, other peripheral nerve targets, and the brain.

News and Media

New Paper Published on our Implantable Neuromodulation Platform for Mice

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 200, 15 March 2022,

We are excited to announce the publication of our paper describing our fully implantable bidirectional neuromodulation system that can be used in mice. Our device is the first-of-it-kind since it is built using only off-the-shelf components and 3D printing. It allows neurostimulation and biopotential recording in freely moving mice, and it can also be recharged wirelessly.

Paper Published on TaVNS Therapy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, BMJ Journals Nov 3, 2020

We are excited to announce the publication of a manuscript examining the effects of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Lupus. This work was a collaborative effort led by our colleague Cindy Aranow at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation reduces pain and fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled pilot trial

New Commentary Published

Bioelectronic Medicine, BMC Springer Nature Aug 12, 2020

Take a look at our recently published commentary on the use of piezoelectric powered stimulation devices. In this article we discuss some recent contributions to the field for this exciting method of powering implantable devices, and examine the technical challenges and future directions for such devices.

Ultrasound powered piezoelectric neurostimulation devices: a commentary

New Mini-Review Published

Bioelectronic Medicine, BMC Springer Nature Mar 31, 2020

Our mini review was just published in the journal Bioelectronic Medicine. In it we discuss some of the exciting new ways that non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation can be used to treat opioid withdrawal. We find that auricular VNS using two new FDA cleared medical devices shows clinical efficacy with lower side effects than pharmacological approaches.

Auricular neural stimulation as a new noninvasive treatment for opioid detoxification

News Article

Pain News Network Dec 24, 2018

News Article

Medical Device Network Oct 22 2018

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