Optographene platform for effective biocompatible stimulation of rat and human cardiac tissue – Rose Yin

Graphene is a non-toxic carbon allotrope that is highly biocompatible, thermally and electrically conductive, and optically transparent. Optographene stimulation harnesses optical illumination of graphene flakes to capacitively induce cardiomyocyte depolarization. We are working to validate the efficacy and safety of optographene stimulation for cardiac applications both acutely and chronically in rat and human cardiac tissue to investigate the efficacy and biocompatibility of optographene stimulation technology, as well as to optimize optographene stimulation for mammalian models.