08.11.2019

Meet us at COMPAMED at Booth H19.4!

Like every year we are in Düsseldorf at the Compamed, which will take place from 18 November to 21 November. Here we present our products for neuroscientific research, especially the Brain Interchange Technology as well as our services for industry.

Visit us at booth H19.4 in hall 8a!

 

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07.11.2019

Strüngmann Group invests in further expansion of CorTec

Today CorTec announced the close of a €13 million funding. The investor consortium is led by Santo Venture Capital, the Strüngmann family holding company. Alongside LBBW Venture Capital, several existing shareholders participate in the funding round. Based on the investments, CorTec plans the next step of expansion with a subsidiary in the USA and the development of the next generation of the Brain Interchange Technology.

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03.07.2019

Reason to Celebrate – CorTec received TOP 100 Award

On the evening of 28 June 2019, CEO, Dr. Jörn Rickert and Dr. Christina Schwartz received CorTec’s “TOP 100” award at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt. CorTec was ranked among the 10 best companies.

For the 26th time, the most innovative companies in Germany were honoured. On the basis of scientific systematics, TOP 100 evaluates the innovation management of medium-sized companies.

 

We are very pleased about the award and the confidence in our innovative strength.

Special thanks go to our strong team for the outstanding achievements that made this award possible.

 

Find out more about TOP 100 and the selection process here.

07.05.2019

CorTec Receives Freiburg Innovation Award

As one of five companies, CorTec was awarded the Freiburg Innovation Prize by the Technology Foundation Bio-Med Freiburg.

Bio-Med Freiburg has been awarding the prize every two years since 1992 in cooperation with the medical technology company Stryker and the bank Sparkasse Freiburg-Nördlicher Breisgau. The companies that received the award in this year’s edition are active in the fields of medical technology, chemistry, software and green energy.

17.01.2019

Meet Us at NANS

The annual meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) starts today in Las Vegas focussing on “The Science Behind Successful Outcomes.”

CorTec will be represented with a poster. Check out the poster monitors to learn more about our AirRay electrode technology as well as about CorTec Brain Interchange, our closed loop implant system.

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09.01.2019

First Electrode Produced in New Facilities

We have started operations in our new offices in August. By the end of the year also our new manufacturing facility has been complete.

We are now in the process of qualifying the cleanroom. In the course of this process the first electrode has just been produced. A lot more are about to come…

25.10.2018

Meet Us at Neuroscience and Compamed!

As every year, we are exhibiting at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience which takes place from November 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center this year. Visit us at booth no. 3816.

Prior to the conference you already have the chance to meet us on November 1 and 2 at the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego.

From November 12-15 we are the Compamed in Düsseldorf, Germany. We are happy to welcome you at booth no. H29.1 in hall 8a.

We are happy to make an appointment with you in advance. Please call us (+49 761 70 888 222) or send us an email (sales@cortec-neuro.com) to arrange the appointment.

23.10.2018

CorTec is on the Way to the MRI compatible Implant

As active implants are dynamically spreading, also the requirements towards their MRI compatibility are increasing constantly. In the framework of the new funding project MR-Implant CorTec is developing new solutions for MRI compatible implants together with the Universtiy of Ulm, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the company eesy-ic as project partners.

More and more patients receive active implants like cardiac pacemakers, neurostimulators, medication pumps etc. while MRI examinations are becoming the medical standard procedure for an increasing number of indications. At the same time most of the active implants are not or only with strong limitations MRI compatible.

With its Smart Health Initiative the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) faces the challenge to promote innovations in the filed of medical engineering which meet the requirements of patients and medical care systems in the future. The funding program supports the MR-Implant consortium until the year of 2021 to develop new solutions for the MRI compatibility of active implants.

The project which is coordinated by CorTec aims at developing active implant systems which are able to exchange data at high speed, to record as well as to stimulate neural activity while enabling interference-free MRI examinations at the same point in time. The measured data of the implant can then be compared with the results of MRI examination. This way a more precise calibration of the implant system shall be possible as well as an improved therapy which adapts to the momentary needs of the individual patient.

“The possibility to conduct MRI examinations while the implant is operating is extremely advantageous in clinical practice,” said Prof. Dr. Ulf Ziemann, chairman of the Department of Neurology and Stroke at University Hospital Tübingen and member of CorTec’s Scientific Technical Advisory Board. “Being able to precisely locate electrical brain signals enables us to synchronize the placement of the implant with the individual patient’s anatomy. Based on these data we can determine the coordinates of measuring and stimulation accurately so that finally we can implement patient-individual therapy.”

CorTec’s Brain Interchange technology will implement the results of the joint project. The closed-loop implant system can record and stimulate in long-term application. Thus, it enables communication between the nervous system and artificial intelligence – the starting point for the development of innovative personalized therapies.

 

Learn more about the MR-Implant project

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29.03.2018

Neural Implant Podcast Featuring CEO Dr. Jörn Rickert

In an interview with Ladan Jiracek for the Neural Implant Podcast our CEO Dr. Jörn Rickert introduces CorTec’s technology and the options to develop innovative neurotherapies offered by it. In the second part of the interview they also discuss ethical questions which are related to the use of artificial intelligence to control therapies.

The interview was recorded during the last Neuroscience Meetings in Washington DC. The Neural Implant Podcast has recently launched a YouTube Channel so it is now available also in a video version.

 

 

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19.03.2018

The Latest Developments in Bioelectronic Medicine: Bioelectronic Medicine Forum

A high number of chronic diseases is influenced by the nervous system. Activating or blocking peripheral nerves affects a lot of physiological functions – an effect that can be utilized for therapeutic treatment. At the Bioelectronic Medicine Forum in New York brings together scientific and practical experts who will discuss the present status in the development of new therapies in this field.

Electrical stimulation of nerves as a therapeutic way to treat diseases is an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals which in many cases cannot help or cannot help any more. This option gets even more interesting especially because the development of new pharmaceuticals has stagnated in the past years.

Bioelectronic medicine can address many medical problems which could not be treated in a sufficient way so far like or example chronic and acute inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus. Latest scientific findings increasingly indicate a positive therapeutic influence of bioelectronic therapies on clinical pictures like diabetes, hypertension, paralyses or maybe even cancer.

The Bioelectronic Medicine Forum is organized by Neurotech Reports with support of the Feinstein Institute. At the conference taking place on Thursday, March 22, at the Millenium Broadway Hotel CEO Dr. Jörn Rickert is presenting CorTec’s work on interfaces to the peripheral nervous system.

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