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The Details

As winner of the CorTec Competition you can choose between two great prizes with a value of $25,000 each:

Fly with CorTec around the World

  • Travel to conferences of your choice
  • Meet scientists of the CorTec customer network
  • Visit the new CorTec facility
  • Give a talk at University of Freiburg

Or

Equip Your Lab with New Instruments

  • Order the equipment of your choice
  • Receive working tools for use with your CorTec electrode
  • Get personal advice regarding the implantation of your CorTec electrode

 

Contact us to learn more about the Competition!

 

 

Conditions of Participation

  1. All new customers who order one or more custom design electrodes with a minimum total order volume of $10,000 until February 28 of 2018 participate in the competition.
  2. All customers who qualify to participate in the competition will be notified separately about being an approved participant of the competition after having placed their order.
  3. The competition exclusively addresses researchers employed by non-profit organizations.
  4. Employees of CorTec or any person who has a contractual relationship with CorTec are excluded from participating in the competition.
  5. The winner will be drawn from all approved participants on March 2 of 2018.
  6. A cash payment of the prize money is not possible. In case of travel money CorTec will reimburse conference attendances and visits to research partners which the winner of the competition can freely choose plus a visit to CorTec and the University of Freiburg. In case of laboratory equipment CorTec will reimburse the acquisition costs of laboratory instruments and devices which the winner of the competition can freely choose. A combination of both options is possible. In no event the prize money will exceed a maximum of $25,000.
  7. CorTec reserves the right to modify the total amount of the prize money, if less than 10 participants enroll for the competition.
  8. By participating in the competition all participants declare their consent that CorTec is allowed to publish their name and a personal portrait picture in case they will win the competition.

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As every year we are exhibiting at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and at Compamed.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you at

booth no. 828 at Neuroscience at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, USA

or

booth no. H29.1 at Compamed in hall 8a at Messe Düsseldorf!

 

In Washington DC you can also meet us at the following pre-events to Neuroscience:

  • IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop at NAHB
  • Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography at Renaissance Downtown Hotel

 

Please contact us, if you would like to fix a meeting date with us in advance:

+49 (0)761 897694520

sales@cortec-neuro.com

 

For the first time an intervention based on tailor-made electrodes from CorTec was performed at the University Hospital of Goethe University in Frankfurt: The seven-year-old girl with epilepsy is seizure-free since the surgery.

Epilepsy is an extremely devastating disease, in particular in children like seven-year-old Nora. Until now her day was dominated by up to 30 epileptic seizures which were so strong that she would frequently become unconscious and fall over on such an event. Since the seizures were completely unpredictable and could attack the little girl all of a sudden at any time Nora had to be monitored around the clock such that somebody could immediately succor her and to prevent her from injuring herself when a seizure would strike.

A normal child’s life with going to kindergarten and school or just playing with friends was impossible for Nora. The disease also strongly inhibited her physical and mental development. Currently available drugs did not offer sufficient relief to Nora – as is the case for roughly one third of all epilepsy patients in general.

Thanks to a new technology Nora finally got help at the Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery (CNN) at University Hospital Frankfurt.  A custom-made electrode grid from CorTec supported the pre-operative diagnostics intended to identify the brain tissue that was involved in generating the epileptic seizures and that was supposed to be removed afterwards. A high number of electrode contacts covered the affected brain areas precisely. This enabled an optimal localization of the diseased tissue and healthy areas that should be preserved as best as possible during surgery.

Dr. Martin Schüttler, chief technology officer at CorTec, explains how this new type of electrode grids is produced: “Based on individual MR images from the brain of the patient we tailored the electrode for her according to the requirements of the University Hospital. The innovative laser-aided manufacturing technology that we use at CorTec allows the production of very soft and thin contact mats which thanks to their flexibility adapt to the curved surface of the brain.”

For several days Nora’s brain was ‘mapped’ in detail to identify healthy and diseased brain regions exactly. During a five-hour surgery afterwards at CNN neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Freiman was able to precisely remove the problematic region.

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“The remarkable softness and flexibility of the CorTec electrode as well as its individual tailoring to the patient have been extremely valuable for the particularly difficult surgery that we had to perform on this child,” says Freiman. “The electrode proved to be very gentle and tissue-friendly. Even after 10 days of implantation it was still exceptionally well tolerated by the body. We did not observe any undesirable but frequent side effects such as bleeding”.

The surgical procedure was remarkably successful. From the day of surgery Nora has been seizure-free, something that has not happened ever since the onset of the disease. Now she is looking forward to a six-month rehabilitation period during which she will recover at her own pace and catch up on important development steps. All results indicate that the surgery has successfully overcome the disease with the help of latest technology. To the small patient new prospects are opening up on a normal life as a child and later also as an adult.

 

 

Learn more about epilepsy treatment at the Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery at University Hospital Frankfurt

Download the full press release: CorTec_PressRelease_03-2017

Meet our CTO Dr. Martin Schüttler at the Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Techniques in Dresden!

On Montay, 11.09.2017, from 4.45 to 5.15pm he is giving a talk in Session about “Nerve cuff electrodes for electrically interfacing with the peripheral nervous system“.

Tthe Session titeled “Bioelectronic Medicine / Elektroceuticals” is chaired by Prof. Thomas Stieglitz, member of the Scientific Technical Advisory Board of CorTec.

Mor Information about the conference

CorTec_BrainInterchange_SurfaceAndDepthElectrodeA few days ago a new paper about Brain Computer Interfaces has bee published to which CorTec has contributed in cooperation with scientific partners. The study examines the performance of BCIs including CorTec Brain Interchange with regard to the requirements of new therapies.

The researcher group comes to an important conclusion: No technology which is currently on the market is powerful enough to realize effective closed loop applications which are urgently needed to develop therapeutic innovations. In the closed loop the implant controls itself autonomously by using the recorded data that it collects after sending out stimulation impulses

CorTec Brain Interchange could be a game changer to realize such applications.

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Learn more about CorTec Brain Interchange

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Summer is the best time of year! To make it even better for you we just launched our Summer Special.

Order any product of the °AirRay research product family and get 20% discount!*

This is how it goes:

  1. Choose your product here
  2. Send an email with your order request to sales@cortec-neuro.com
  3. Confirm the quotation until August 31
  4. Have a great summer!

Please contact us, if you are interested in custom designs. We have special offers here, too.

 

* This discount cannot be combined with any other offer

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CorTec is proud to support this year’s summer course at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies! During the last weeks the next generation of top-level researchers has been studying and working on new approaches in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, and signal processing.

Follow our CEO Dr. Jörn Rickert in the video livestream of his talk introducing CorTec’s Brain Interchange closed-loop technology on Friday, July 28 at 9am EDT / 3pm CET (registration required)!

We are proudly presenting to you our new White Paper on nerve cuff electrodes. It represents a basic guideline for working with cuff electrodes in the peripheral nervous system.

Whitepaper_Title_ThumbnailThe White Paper gives you an overview about

  • the important factors for selecting the right electrodes,
  • the preparation of the electrode before implantation,
  • the basic conditions of a successful implantation as well as about
  • the use of cuff electrodes in your experiment.

CorTec is producing a variety of cuff electrodes made of minimal traumatic flexible silicone with various closure mechanisms.

AirRay research Micro Cuff Tunnel and AirRay research Micro Cuff Sling form our standard product portfolio available for applications in pre-clinical research.

The Standard configurations start at 100µm of inner diameter with 2mm of electrode length going up to inner diameters of several millimeters. Individual contact configurations and other customized specifications are also available.

Download the White Paper

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As CorTec products are getting more and more popular, we started to collect the publications in which our products are involved to give you some deeper insights into the performance of our products at a glance.

We also would like to introduce you to some of our customers who share their experience of working with different products of ours with the community.

Check out our References

In the course of this year the young medical technology company is going to establish a new facility, including a manufacturing site, in Freiburg, Germany. Since its founding in the year 2010, CorTec GmbH has brought innovative products and technologies to the market. The company underlines its perspective of continuous growth by moving to a significantly larger location.

Currently, CorTec is located at the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg. The company sees increasing interest in its high-quality products and components for neurotherapeutic applications. In the course of the last years CorTec has established itself as a partner and supplier of an international circle of industry clients in this field. This success is now reflected in the expansion to the new location. “We have achieved a lot in the recent years. Therefore, we are delighted that the success and growth of the company now also enters the expansion,” managing directors Dr. Jörn Rickert and Dr. Martin Schüttler said.

With more than 3,500 square feet the new production areas will increase the production capabilities from thousands to ten thousands of products per year. Additionally the new location offers space for a fast increase from the current staff of 36 people working in the departments development, manufacturing, quality management and administration to around 60 employees.

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Floor plan of the first company headquarters of CorTec GmbH

 

CorTec develops and manufactures high-quality components of neurotechnological implants. CorTec’s products are characterized by high precision, high flexibility in design, and can contain high numbers of channels – features which enable personalized therapies for neurological diseases. The °AirRay electrode technology based on a laser-aided process offers high-data acquisition as well as stimulation in the central and peripheral nervous system. The innovative hermetic ceramics encapsulation is optimized for a uniquely high number of feedthroughs, battery-less powering, and wireless data transfer.

These components form part of the CorTec Brain Interchange System for closed-loop applications. This implantable wireless system is designed to control as well online neurostimulation as prosthetic devices based on simultaneously recorded brain activity. The proprietary closed-loop software processes the recorded data and controls the application with unprecedented computational power that can easily be adapted to customer needs. In collaboration with partners and customers CorTec enables innovative therapies which truly adapt to the individual needs of the patient.

With the move, CorTec will lay the foundation for further development and continuous expansion of the company. Located at the heart of Freiburg, CorTec maintains its proximity to the Medical Center and the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg. The construction work of the new headquarters next to Freiburg Exhibition Center has already begun and is to be completed at the beginning of 2018.

 

Follow the construction progress live: http://baudoku.1000eyes.de/cam/messefreiburg/ACCC8E29FC18/

 

Download the Press Release: CorTec_PressRelease_02-2017

 

 

We invite you to check out the options of CorTec Brain Interchange technology for neurotherapeutic approaches either in the Central or in the Peripheral Nervous System. We are happy to discuss with you how we can support your research and development.

Meet us at booth No. 23 or in the scientific sessions!

 


 

Scientific Sessions & Poster Presentations

 

Listen to our CTO’s talk in the Stroke Rehabilitation Session:

  • Martin Schüttler: ‘An Implantable Brain‐Computer Interface for Investigation of Closed‐Loop Therapies’

Tuesday 30 May, 16:40 – 16:50 at the Fintry Auditorium

 

Take a look at our Posters:

  • ‘Minimal-Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Cuff Electrodes’
  • ‘An Implantable Brain‐Computer Interface for Investigation of Closed‐Loop Therapies’

Tuesday 30 May, 16:30 – 18:20 at the Fintry Auditorium

 

Download the full Scientific Program

 

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Dear Neurotech Community,

we are happy to announce that CorTec has decided to provide our Brain Interchange technology to support the development of new neurotheraputical applications. The development of new approaches in neurotherapy has increasingly taken up speed in the past 3 years. CorTec seizes the opportunity of this positive trend to partner up with industry and research.

“While CorTec alone could only focus on the development of one application, this way we can assist in the development of many applications”, comments founder and CEO Jörn Rickert on the company’s decision. With its high-channel recording and stimulation capability plus its customizable software that can run on powerful external devices, CorTec Brain Interchange is particularly suited for the emerging phase of researching how to read and write the language of the human brain.

From regaining movement control in paralysis to curing severe mental disorders to the treatment of diabetes or arthritis, researchers world-wide are making groundbreaking progress by communicating with the nervous system in its own language of tiny electrical impulses: Kristoffer Famm and his team at newly formed Galvani Bioelectronics, a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Google’s Life Science Spin-off Verily, develop a whole range of novel treatments by stimulating specialized tiny nerves in the body.  Start-up companies like Synchronmed and G-Therapeutics develop innovative brain machine interfaces for prosthetics control. Also the established field of deep brain stimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s and other diseases is under refinement. “Closed-loop DBS is the logical future for brain neuromodulation.” states Kelly D. Foote, Co-Director of the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center in his paper on DBS for Tourette.

We are prepared to combine our technical and application expertise with the results of research to deliver the technology for new ways of therapy. Next to the closed-loop Brain Interchange system our °AirRay® electrode as well as our Hermetic encapsulation technology play an important role in the use of the system as a component. The ceramic Hermetic encapsulation protects the sensitive electronics of the implant from external influences. The flexible °AirRay® electrode technology allows stimulation and simultaneous recording of signals. Our Products and Know-How together build the interface to industry, researchers and clinics that combines biological understanding with technological specifications.

Following highest standards, all areas of work strictly comply with our certified quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 13485. All core manufacturing steps are carried out in our certified cleanrooms in-house.

 

Download the Newsletter:

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On the way to new personalized therapies for neurological diseases, CorTec is rearranging the structure of its advisory board. A new company advisory board has been created. Board members are Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, Dr. Hans Dietl and Bernhard Meder, three experienced advisors who will support the young medical engineering company located in Freiburg, Germany in its future development.

The two managing directors of CorTec, Dr. Jörn Rickert and Dr. Martin Schüttler are delighted about the composition of the two advisory boards which are bolstering the company from now on: ” Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold‘s international industry expertise, coupled with Bernhard Meder’s entrepreneurial competence and of Dr. Hans Dietl’s profound knowledge of the implant sector is a winning combination for us”, summarizes Dr. Martin Schüttler.  “In addition to this entrepreneurial body, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board with whom we are discussing the challenges of our product development is a wonderful extension,” adds Dr. Jörn Rickert.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold takes over the chairmanship of the newly formed company advisory board. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TUI AG is also a member of supervisory and advisory boards of various international market-listed companies, including Continental AG (Hanover), Ernst & Young (London) and Alstom S.A. (Paris). As a serial entrepreneur, Bernhard Meder has set up several companies in the field of reed technology which he has led to worldwide success within the Meder electronic Group founded by him in 1986. As Chief Technology Officer of Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Dr. Hans Dietl has an outstanding experience in the implant business.

The advisory board advises and supervises the management of the company. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Board consists of professional from academia and industry  with technological and application expertise. Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz (Laboratory of Biomedical Microtechnology, University of Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Ulf Ziemann (Medical Director Department of Neurology, University Hospital Tübingen) and Alexander Mayr (Production Manager Med-El) will continue to support the development of CorTec’s Brain Interchange® Technology and their potential applications.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold describes the work in the new advisory board structure as extremely promising: “CorTec is a young company with great potential. As advisory board members, we support the technological development as well as the development of the company itself with the broad range of our expertise. We are looking forward to the growth of the company in the coming years, combined with the extension of its own cleanroom manufacturing facilities.”

 

Download the Press Release:

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Learn more about our Advisory Board

 

Want to join our team? Check out our vacancies

Visit the MicroTEC Südwest Clusterconference and listen to a lecture  given by our CTO Dr. Martin Schüttler about the next generation of neuroimplants. On Tuesday, 28th March 2017 he is speaking in panel “Smart Health” about opportunities in the development of new neuroimplants, from innovative biocompatible components to intelligent systems for neuromodulation.

Based on the AirRay® electrode technology CorTec develops electrode components of neuroimplants for different companies. Beyond that, CorTec is a specialist for ceramic encapsulation technology, which can be used to defend the implant’s electronics from the environment of the human body.

CorTec’s Brain Interchange combines all these components in one system. It can measure and analyze neuronal activity and can influence the nervous system with needs-oriented stimulation. The so called Closed-Loop function offers various scopes for individual and appropriated neurotherapy. The application of the system serves from controlling the assistance system of paralyzed patients to needs-based deep brain stimulation up to stroke rehabilitation or epilepsy intervention.

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An international team of researchers around CorTec’s long-standing cooperation partner Niels Bierbaumer, University of Tübingen and Wyss Center Geneva, reported to be able to communicate with completely paralyzed persons in the so-called Complete Locked-In State who are suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Through a combined method using near-infrared spectroscopy together with electroencephalography (EEG) the researchers could overcome the limitations of the approaches tested so far. The patients were asked to answer general and also personal questions with either “yes” or “no”. The researchers determine the correct response rate with over 70%. A particularly surprising outcome of the study: The patients answered the question, if they were happy, repeatedly with “yes”.

The researchers regard their results as “a first step towards abolition of complete locked-in states, at least for ALS”.

Read the article

The first opportunity to get to know us and our products is coming up this year at MD&M in Anaheim from 7th to 0th of February.

We are presenting our products and services for industry customers at the biggest medical supply trade fair in North America: from custom-designed electrodes to hermetic encapsulations and interconnection technologies.

Visit us at booth no. 2898!

Learn more about MD&M West

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers, partners and friends!

 

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Yesterday started the Innovation Cluster Inopro which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) within the program “Bringing Technology to the People” with an inaugural event in Berlin. In the course of the next five years CorTec is doing research on intelligent prostheses and orthoses together with a consortium of 11 partners from industry, clinics and research.

The program “Bringing Technology to the People” aims at enhancing the interaction of man and machine. Apart from other fields of use the BMBF especially wants to support the development of technologies which are easy to use and serve the real needs of the individual person.

„Interactive medical technologies help people after ill health, an accident or in the old age to live an active and self-determined life again. With all the desirable technical progress we have to take care, though, that especially in the medical field is connected to a high level of data security as well as to easy handling for people at any age”, says Federal Minister Johanna Wanka.

The Innovation Cluster Inopro is coordinated by Otto Bock Healthcare, one of the leading companies in the field of orthotics and prosthetics, and is focusing its research on intelligent prostheses and orthoses that can adjust actively to the needs of the person who is wearing them enabling an intuitive communication. One of the goals of the Cluster is to develop feeling prostheses which can sense touch and translate this into groping signals to the patient.

CorTec contributes with its Brain Interchange technology to the project which will be responsible to establish communication between nerves and orthoses or prostheses.

Learn more about the program “Bringing Technology to the People”

Learn more about CorTec Brain Interchange

November is a busy month for us! We are exhibting at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego and in parallel at Compamed in Duesseldorf.

At the SfN meeting we are presenting our portfolio of products for neuroscientific research in the central and peripheral nervous system. Come and visit us at booth no. 632!

At Compamed we are focusing on our services for industry customers: the development and supply of implantable components of neuromodulation devices. Come and visit us at booth no. F19.2 in hall 8a!

Learn more about our products for research

Learn more about our products and services for industry

CorTec just closed a new investment that will support bringing new personalized therapies for neurological diseases to patients. With Mangold Invest a new investor could be attracted who wants to go along that way with the young medical engineering company located in Freiburg. Equally convinced of the success of this project are the previous investors who are participating in this round of financing.

The two managing directors of CorTec, Dr. Jörn Rickert und Dr. Martin Schüttler consider the composition of the investment a piece of good fortune: “Finding a private investor with the treasure of experience and the international network just as Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold who furthermore has a local connection to Freiburg is a highly rare coincidence”, comments Dr. Jörn Rickert. “The readiness of our previous investors to also participate in this investment underlines the potential of our technology in a strongly growing market as well as the quality of our work accomplished so far”, adds Dr. Martin Schüttler.

CorTec’s Brain Interchange Technology is designed to enable new forms of therapies for neurological diseases as Parkinson’s, epilepsy or stroke. Unlike existing neurotherapy systems it can adjust its activities to the acute needs of the patient and combine a high effectiveness with a reduction of side effects. At the moment the implant system is in the last phase of pre-clinical testing. Afterwards it will be used in first clinical studies. CorTec is already active in the business of developing components for industry and research and is serving a growing circle of prestigious international customers. The company plans to expand the existing production facilities at a new location and also to increase the staffing.

The existence of the component business in combination with the development of innovative therapies was the clincher for Mangold Invest to participate in CorTec, explains Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold: “At CorTec we found a young, talented and dynamic team which is about to take the leap from a university start-up to a highly innovative producing company. CorTec already has acquired significant public funding, especially from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung). This confirms not only the company’s innovative capacity, but also the social relevance of the Brain Interchange Technology. We are looking forward to accompanying the development of the company actively together with the other shareholders.”

The previous investors M-Invest, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) und LBBW Venture Capital who also participate in the investment take a similar view. Bernhard Meder, CEO at M-Invest, comments on the closing of the round of financing as representative of the participating investors: “We as the existing shareholders are happy to have found in Mangold Invest another supporter of the CorTec idea. Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold and Dr. Christoph Mangold together with their team have a vast experience that will contribute to our success. We extend a warm welcome to them!”

 

Download the press release:

CorTec_PressRelease_01-2016

Learn more about our investors

 

This year’s Neural Interfaces Conference (NIC) takes place from the 25th to the 29th of June in Baltimore as a joint meeting together with the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).

The Neural Interfaces Conference has a long history of working on key problems for advancing neural prosthetics and interface technology. In the setting of the joint meeting with NANS the technical side encounters their counterparts from clinical practice and research.

CorTec is exhibiting during the four conference days at Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in the Severn Room at booth number 7.

Learn more about NANS-NIC

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We are on our way to make our innovative technology the new gold standard of neurotherapy.

Come with us! We are looking for new team members to grow our departments development, manufacturing and marketing.

Learn more about all open positions

Who are the visionairies of today? What are the future scenarios that they are working at? Which attitudes can we find towards highly specialized high-tech research and its markets which is not only chaning our individual body, but also changes society? Where can be rooms opened for a public debate beyond vague hopes or fears? Which are the decision processes that we have to find to create future normalities?

Director Lukas Matthei is following these and other questions in his interactive project “Superkörper” (Super Bodies) at the Theater Freiburg in the time betwenn 15th and 23rd of April. CorTec is one of the visionary place where the research station will dock in the course of the project week.

Learn more (website in German): www.superkoerper.org

Connecting the human brain to a computer is no longer science fiction. Patients unable to control their bodies will soon be able to control computers and external devices, like wheelchairs, using only mental processes, by means of a brain-computer interface.

Leigh Hochberg and our scientific partner Philipp Kellmeyer are talking at Harvard Medical School about the cutting edge of brain-computer interface technology, and to discuss the ethical and philosophical implications of research and clinical care using these technologies.

 

Not only over Bethlehem appeared a star in the sky…

Also we at CorTec are working with pleasure to brighten up your neural insights.

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We wish all customers, partners and friends a shiny Merry Christmas and a brilliant new year!

 

The next event in the course of the Neuroethics Seminar series at Harvard Medical School will take place on Thursday, 3rd of December.

Topic of this edition are Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCI) – also called Brain-Machine-Interfaces (BMI)  – that allow paralyzed persons to regain autonomy in daily routine by controlling wheel chairs or other assistive devices by the power of thougth.

The BMI researchers Leigh Hochberg from Harvard Medical School and Philipp Kellmeyer from the Medical Center, University of Freiburg, who is also one of the scientific collaboration partners of CorTec are discussing the latest results of their research and also ethical questions that are related to the use of such new technologies.

The lectures can be followed on live stream starting from 16.30h local time (22.30h MEZ). Thomas I. Cochrane is moderating the event.

Watch the event on Live-Stream

In the run-up to a talk that he will give next week in Boston Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer has given an interview to the web-portal medizintechnologie.de about its research with Brain-Machine-Interfaces (BMI).

Dr. Kellmeyer is one of the scientific collaboration partners of CorTec at the Medical Center, University of Freiburg, with whom we are researching the practical use of our Brain Interchange technology that is supposed to give back some autonomy in daily routine.

On Thursday, 3rd of December, he will give a talk about new technological possibilities of BMIs and the ethical questions related to their application at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.

Read the interview with Philipp Kellmeyer (in German)

Learn more about CorTec Brain Interchange

CorTec@SfN2015This year’s meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago goes on until Wednesday. Come and find us at booth number 1842!

We are exhibiting our complete product portfolio of electrodes for recording and stimulation in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System as well as our bi-directional implant system CorTec Brain Interchange.

Exhibition hours at McCormick Place are from 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our latest news in October:

CorTec at SfN +++ New Product Presentation – New Marketing Campaign +++

 

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The 45th meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is approaching. From 17th to 21st October more than 30,000 neuroscientists from all over the world are coming together at McCormick Place in Chicago.

CorTec is presenting there our product portfolio for neuroscientific research: Neural interfaces for surface and depth recording and stimulation as well in the central as ins the peripheral nervous system.

Visit us at booth # 1842!

 

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Check out our website where we reworked the presentation of our products.
From now on you will find the technical specifications, our latest product catalogue for all our standard products listed in a separate area of our website.

We are also launching our new marketing campaign in the following days.

Visit our website to get a first impression.

A survey by order of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) shows simliar results to a recently published study in cooperation with the University Medical Center Freiburg: Innovative therapies like for example with neural implants enjoy broad acceptance among the German population.

A large marjority of respondents of the survey “Future Monitor – Thinking Health In a New Way” express a positive attitude towards new technologies in the field of medicine. This includes wearable (fitness wristbands or devices for measuring heart frequence, sleep patterns or the like), telemedicine or even neural implants. 51% of the interviewees could imagine to be treated with such implants, in the survey mainly referring to an improvement of memory capacity.

Learn more about the Study: Future Monitor – Thinking Health In A New Way

Dear customers and partners,

we are availabe for you also in the holiday period. You can reach us as usual from Monday to Friday from 9 to  17h.

As we are not fully staffed in the next weeks, please excuse, if some things should take a little bit longer.

We wish you a pleasant summer!

A recentyl published survey in the latest issue of Journal of Neural Engineering shows that the acceptance of implantable Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs) by paralyzed patients is surprisingly high.

In the course of the survey 131 patients were interviewed who are affected by paralyses through ALS, stroke or spinal cord injury. The majority of the patients knew about the possibility to control assistive technology devices via BMIs and had a positive attitude toward invasive BMI approaches.

The study was conducted in a collaboration of University Medical Center Freiburg and CorTec.

Read the article

CorTec@INS2015-207x200Until thursday you can visit at the this year’s World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) in Montréal.

You will find us at booth No. 21 at Fairmont Queen Elisabeth Hotel.

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Our latest news in July:

CorTec at INS World Congress in Montréal +++ Product Preview: Brain Interchange for Research +++

 

12th INS World Congress in Montréal, 06.-11.06.2015

The 12th world congress of the International Neuromodulation Society will be held from June 6th to 11th in Montréal, Canada.

The focus of this year’s INS meeting is on medicine evolving through technology. Especially in the field of Neuromodulation this combination creates new approaches that have a great transformative force on the treatment of a large number of diseases.

CorTec is presenting there our product portfolio for neuroscientific research. Please visit us at booth number 21.

 

Product Preview: Brain Interchange for Research

We provide first insights into our bi-directional implant system for closed-loop interactions with the brain: Brain InterchangeTM that is about to be launched shortly.

A powerful tool for Brain-Machine interactions, the system combines a number of unique features:BIC_ECoG-Cuff_XS

  • Fully implantability (no skin breaches, wireless transfer of power and data)
  • High channel count (32 channels for recoding, out of which 8 can also be used for stimulation)
  • Freely programmable closed-loop applications (control the system with your own computer, using our C++ programming interface)

While the CorTec Brain Interchange platform is being developed with long-term applications in clinical applications in mind, offering novel therapeutic options for neurological and psychiatric diseases, our first product release will be offered for preclinical research.

We are also happy to discuss possible use-cases with you. Please contact us via sales@cortec-neuro.com.

Learn more about the CorTec Brain Interchange technology

Learn more about the technical specifications of CorTec Brain Interchange Research

Kuckucksuhr_963-01Another year is drawing to a close and we are taking a break until the 7th of January.

We are wishing all customers and partners a Merry Christmas and a good start into the new year!

 

Learn more about CorTec Brain Interchange

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) proclaimed today to be the 1st World Brain Day. Thus, the association wants to emphasize the importance of prevention and also the necessity for ongoing research towards better treatment of neurological diseases. CorTec supports research and therapy in the neurological field with a new generation of technological devices.

The complexity of neurological diseases often distracts public awareness from the fact that brain diseases are the single most important cause of disability in the world. Especially diseases like stroke and dementia are increasing so fast that they will overextend the health care systems very soon.

Diseases affecting the brain include also Epilepsy, Depression, Tumors, Traumatic Injury, Alzheimer’s Disease or Chronic Pain. Prevention can help a lot. For the ones who become diseased a better treatment would be desirable which is why a lot of research has to be done in this field.

CorTec is offering innovative neurotechnological devices for research, diagnostics and therapy. Our °AirRay electrodes measure and stimulate neural activity either on the cortex or peripherally.

With CorTec Brain Interchange we a completely implantable closed-loop system for measuring and stimulating brain activity in long-term use. This highly efficient responsive system is a neurotechnological novelty, facilitating many innovative approaches in therapy and research.

 

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More information on our Brain Interchange Technology:
CorTec Brain Interchange

 

More informations about our products:
Product Overview

 

More information on WFN’s World Brain Day initiative:

www.wfneurology.org/world-brain-day

CorTec wishes a Mery Christmas and a Happy New 2014.

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