16.01.2020

CorTec is a jury member at the BCI Award 2020!

The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research.
The BCI Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. CorTec proudly encourages this award in 2020.

 

12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony which takes place at the 8th International BCI Meeting 2020 in Brussels (Belgium).


Use your chance and submit your project until April 1st, 2020!

 

Download the BCI Award Flyer or visit the official website for more detailed information.

15.01.2020

CorTec will be at the MD&M West!

The MD&M West is the world’s largest medical design and manufacturing event. From 11th to 13th February 2020 more than 1,900 suppliers and more than 20,000 professionals will come together in the Anaheim Convention Center. We will be present with our products at booth #3071.

Use the promo code SPECIAL for a free expo pass and 20% off conference passes.

Learn more about MD&M West.

19.12.2019

CorTec wishes you Happy Holidays

Dear customers, partners and friends,

for the second time our new building takes a break from us for the holiday season.

A very exciting year with the clearance of our first medical device in the USA, a series of awards, a newly closed funding round and many interesting encounters with all of you is drawing to a close.

The CorTec office has already prepared for the holiday season. Click here to see the animated GIF.

We wish you happy holidays and a good turn of the year and will be there for you and your projects again in the new year!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Your CorTec team

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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16.10.2019

Closed-Loop Therapies: Development, Successes, Challenges

In research, the closed-loop approach is regarded as a promising method for achieving further progress in neurotherapy. CorTec launches a series of articles presenting the research and development of therapies based on closed loop, previous successes as well as upcoming challenges.

Closed loop means an adaptation of the therapeutic stimulation to the acute treatment needs of the patient. According to recent research results, existing neurotherapies, for example for Parkinson’s disease, can benefit from an adaptive treatment approach just as much as new therapies can become possible.

Learn about the background of the closed-loop approach

15.10.2019

Meet Us at SfN at booth no. 1642!

As every year we are exhibiting at the world’s largest neuroscience meeting organized by the Society for Neuroscience which is held in in Chicago this year.

We are presenting new electrode designs alongside our well-known products for recording and stimulation in the central as well as in the peripheral nervous system. Visit us at booth no. 1642 to also get the latest update on our Brain Interchange ONE closed-loop implant system.

Learn more about the SfN meeting

25.09.2019

Get to Know Us Better: CorTec Stories

We have created a completely new section on our website where we give you a comprehensive insight into our daily work, innovations in our products and technologies as well as into interesting facts about CorTec.

In regular intervals we are going to publish new articles, photos and videos there and we hope that you will enjoy following the history of our further development.

Check out the first stories that are already published and come back soon to find some more..

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.

20.03.2019

First CorTec Product Receives FDA Clearance

The °AirRay Cortical Electrode is CorTec’s first medical device to receive market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA for invasive neuromonitoring in the central nervous system. It can now be used as a diagnostic aid, for example before brain surgery.

“For us as a company, the market clearance of our AirRay electrodes is an important milestone,” said Dr. Jörn Rickert, Chief Executive Officer of CorTec. “lt shows to us and to our customers that we have been working in the right direction. Together with our new premises, including our own production facility we are now ideally positioned as a partner for the development of innovative neurotherapies.”

Some brain diseases may require surgical resection of the affected parts of the brain. AirRay Cortical Electrode is used for invasive neuromonitoring which comprises recording and stimulation of brain activity from the cortical surface over a period of time. In order to precisely locate diseased brain tissue such as epileptogenic foci or brain tumors while protecting healthy areas responsible for important brain functions, the brain must be ‘mapped’ prior to surgery. The electrode may be used for up to 29 days.

CorTec introduces several innovations into this long-established method of treatment. The planar grid and strip electrodes are produced in a proprietary laser-assisted manufacturing process. This results in a very soft, thin, and flexible electrode that adapts well to the curved surface of the brain.

In combination with new analytical methods AirRay Cortical Electrode may enable shorter surgery durations and more precise diagnostics in the future: For example with the aid of automated mapping of the brain in real-time, as enabled by the CortiQ system from g.tec (Austria), it will be possible to locate functional brain areas faster and more reliably in the future.  A research group led by Nuri F. lnce at the University of Houston, Texas, is investigating high-frequency oscillations in brain activity as biomarkers for a more precise determination of epileptogenic foci. “Regulatory approval of CorTec’s AirRay Cortical Electrode opens up exciting new options both in clinical applications and in research using intracranial recording and stimulation methods,” commented neuroscientist Dr. Gerwin Schalk, Chair of the International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography series and Deputy Director of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies in Albany.

The product also contains important safety features. “Health and well-being of the patient are of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we emphasize safe electrode design,” said Dr. Martin Schüttler, Chief Technology Officer and also Chief Executive Officer of CorTec. °AirRay Cortical Electrode has an even surface with individual electrode contacts almost being impalpable. Additionally, to prevent the contacts from dislocating or detaching from the silicone carrier material each contact safely interlocks with the material.

CorTec plans to market the AirRay Cortical Electrode through distribution partners. Corresponding contracts are currently in preparation.

Learn more about °AirRay Cortical Electrode

Download the press release on the market clearance of °AirRay Cortical Electrode

 

[1] See the publication by S. Liu et al., Brain 2018, 1, doi:10.1093/brain/awx374

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