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Wireless Neuromodulation with CorTec Cuff Electrodes and novel ‘Electroparticles’

One of the major sources for complications in chronic neuromodulation are the wires connecting the different parts of the systems, or even penetrating the skin. They account for frequent device failures due to wire breaks and, especially when penetrating the skin, are a permanent risk of tissue irritations or infections.



Join us in the Lab: Tensile direction test of electrode cables and wires

CorTec’s electrodes act as direct interfaces to the brain or to peripheral nerves. In order to protect the sensitive neural tissue as much as possible, the material of the electrodes must not be too thick or stiff. At the same time, however, it must also be ensured that the products withstand the stress in the body.



Electrostimulation with CorTec Cuff Electrodes Inhibits New-onset Autoimmune Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease for which no causal cure exists to date. The only treatment method available consists of closely monitoring blood sugar levels and injecting insulin several times a day. This treatment, however, does not eliminate the cause of the disease, has to be kept up for the patient’s whole life, and comes with frequent complications, as blood sugar levels can reach critical levels when insulin injections are not optimally adjusted.



Pictures of the year

Our pictures of the year don’t come from just anyone. Each one is the work of one of our employees who have documented a variety of events in our daily work throughout the year.

After moving to our new building, we have launched the CorTec Photo Challenge: All employees are called upon to photograph in their working environment topics that in their view represent CorTec.



How to Implant °AirRay Tunnel Cuff Electrodes

°AirRay Cuff electrodes make contact with peripheral nerves. These can also be very finely structured, so that the electrodes interfacing them may only have a diameter of 100 µm. The implantation of the cuff represents a big challenge in these small dimensions.

In a short video we have compiled a few tips around the implantation of Cuff electrodes – in this case especially for the °AirRay Tunnel Cuff. In order to demonstrate how cuff and nerve interact served ourselves in the kitchen and got the perfect nerve substitute – spaghettini al dente.



Last Chance: meet us at Compamed

We are exhibiting at Compamed in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The third day is already over and we met some very interesting poeple.

Use the last chance tomorrow and meet us at booth H19.4 in hall 8a.



Retrospective Webinar: Using Cuff Electrodes to Study the Peripheral Nervous System

The research in the peripheral nervous system towards new therapies based the approach of bioelectronic medicine has experienced a strong upswing in recent years. In a webinar featuring some users of our cuff electrodes we have presented challenges of this work together with recent successes.



Design Innovation: Helix Cuffs

Our °AirRay Cuff electrode technology has been extended by another design: the Helix Cuff. Inspired by designs from the Huntington Research Institute, the Helix Cuff is one of the self-adjusting electrodes in our portfolio.



Why Closed Loop?

About the advantages of responsive approaches for personalized therapies |

Neuromodulation can be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (Swann et al., 2018). The treatment uses electrical stimulation pulses that are transmitted to underlying nerve tissue and can be differentiated into either open- or closed-loop (Gardner 2013; Ghasemi et al., 2018). Of particular interest for personalization of therapy, and further advancement of the field, are closed-loop approaches.




Details: Meander Contacts

The use of electrodes in the peripheral nervous system requires mechanical and electrical stability as well as the gentlest possible handling of the nerve. In order to meet these requirements, we have developed a special contact shape for our °AirRay Cuff electrodes.


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