How Chip Technology Will Decipher Brain Diseases

As part of Mission Lucidity, the brain-on-chip project tackles Parkinson’s disease. Central in this endeavor is imec’s high-density multi-electrode array (MEA) that can interface at a single-cell level. With stem cell technology that can reprogram cells, the MEA can create and tweak any relevant brain circuit to study disease mechanisms and the effects of drugs on the circuits.