New lithium battery technology developed by UW-Madison emeritus professor of chemistry Robert West powers this tiny microstimulator, a device that effectively jump-starts broken nerve connections in conditions like Parkinson's, epilepsy and incontinence. The device was developed by a consortium including UW-Madisonís Organosilicon Research Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Bionics Corp., the Alfred Mann Foundation and Quallion, LLC. It was recognized earlier in 2005 with an "R&D 100 Award" from R&D magazine.
Image credit: courtesy Argonne National Laboratory
Photo date: 2005
Robert West, emeritus professor of chemistry.
Image credit: courtesy Jeff Miller
Photo date: September 2005
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