A strong network of partners is crucial for our goal to provide the next generation of active implants. In neurotechnology or in the development of systems for other applications – we are constantlyworking on the improvement of our products and technology.
Therefore, it is of most importance to us to work together with partners worldwide in projects and always listen to the feedback of our customers.
Let us know if you are working on a project and are in need of a strong partner on the technology side. We are happy to gain you as a new partner for the use of our active implant technologies.
Leading investigators and companies around the world rely on our products which we produce according to highest quality standards. Therefore, we are very happy to support top-level research as well as the development of highly efficient new therapies.
Papers & Publications Involving CorTec Products
Our products are involved in research and development projects worldwide. Following a list of papers published by our customers*.
Follow the links to read the full papers.
More literature on our products as well as on several applications you can find here.
*If you know of a paper that is not listed here we are happy to receive this information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donegá, Matteo, et al.; PNAS 118.20 (2021).
Cuttaz, Estelle A., et al.; Advanced Science (2021): 2004033.
Strauss, Ivo, et al.; 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) (2021).
Shlomy, Iftach, et al.; ACS Nano (2021).
Muzquiz, Maria I., et al.; Bioelectronic Medicine 7.9 (2021).
Tigra, Wafa, et al.; Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation volume 17, Article number: 66 (2020).
Gonzalez, Gril; Neurourology and Urodynamics 38.1 (2019): 135-143.
Enrico Ravagli et al.; Physiological Measurement 2019.
Cathrine T. Fjordbakk et al.; Scientific Reports 9, 18136 (2019).
Todd J. Levy et al.; Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 330, 2019.
Mélanie Guyot et al.; Nature Biotechnology 2019.
W. Tigra, David Guiraud, David Andreu, Bertrand Coulet, Anthony Gelis, Charles Fattal, Pawel Maciejasz, Chloé Picq, Olivier Rossel, Jacques Teissier, Christine Azevedo Coste; European Journalf of Translational Myology 2016 26(2), 161-164.
Guyot, Mélanie et al.; Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity 8 (2019) 238-246.
Masi, Emiliy Battinelli et al.; Bioelectronic Medicine (2019) 5:9.
Hernandez-Reynoso, Ana G. et al.; J. Neural Eng. 2019 16 046002.
Han, Wenfei, et al.; Cell 175.3 (2018): 665-678.
Falcone, Jessica D., et al.; bioRxiv(2018): 402925.
Koh, Ryan GL, Adrian I. Nachman, and Jose Zariffa.; bioRxiv(2018): 469874.
Zanos, Theodorsos P., et al; PNAS, vol. 115, no. 21, E4851 (2018).
Silverman, Harold A., et al.; Bioelectronic Medicine 4.1 (2018): 3.
Schoenle, P., et al.; in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 2076-2087, July 2018.
Hokanson, James A., et al.; American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology 314.4 (2017): F543-F550.
Somann, Jesse Paul, et al; Journal of neural engineering (2017).
Schoenle, P., et al.; ESSCIRC 2017-43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference. IEEE, 2017.
Hotta, Harumi, et al.; Frontiers in neuroscience 11 (2017): 375.
Gonzalez, Eric J., and Warren M. Grill; American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology (2017): F815-F825.
Sacramento, Joana F., et al.; Diabetologia (2017): 1-11.
Pikov, Victor X., Arun Sridhar, and Hernan E. Dr Lara; Frontiers in Physiology 9 (2018): 459.
Langdale, Christopher L., et al.; American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology (2017): ajprenal-00116.
Kyle Wolf, Georgy Zarkua, Shyue‐An Chan, Arun Sridhar, Corey Smith; Physiological Reports Vol. 4, Iss. 27 (2016 ), 1-13.
Christopher L. Langsdale, Warren M. Grill; Experimental Neurology 285 (Pt B) 2016 Nov, 173-181.
Benjamin E. Steinberg, Harold A Silverman, Sergio Robbiati, Manoj K Gunasekaran, Téa Tsaava, Emily Battinelli, Andrew Stiegler, Chad E Bouton, Sangeeta S Chavan, Kevin J Tracey, Patricio T Huerta ; Bioelectronic Medicine 2016, 7-17.
Staples, Naomi A., et al.; Frontiers in Neuroscience 11 (2017): 748.
Lissandrello, C. A., et al.; Journal of neural engineering 14.3 (2017): 036006.
Asman, Priscella, et al.; Journal of Neural Engineering 18.4 (2021)
Guiho, Thomas, et al.; Journal of Neural Engineering 18.4 (2021)
John, Sam E. et al.; Scientific Reports (2018) 8:8427.
Romanelli, Pantaleo et al.; J Neurosurg May 11, 2018.
John SE, et al.; IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Jul 10.
Jiang, Tianxiao, et al.; Frontiers in Neuroscience 12 (2018): 110.
Xi Wang et al 2017; J. Neural Eng. 14 056004.
Thomas J Oxley, Nicholas L Opie, Sam E John, Gil S Rind, Stephen M Ronayne, Tracey L Wheeler, Jack W Judy et al.; Nature Biology 34 (2016), 320–327.
Palopoli-Trojani, Kay, et al.; Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2016.
Gilmour, Aaron D., et al.; Biomaterials 91 (2016): 23-43.
Partners in Research & Development
(University of Freiburg)
Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) /
Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz
In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz and his team, CorTec has developed the proprietary °AirRay electrode technology. His department also supports further development of various aspects of the CorTec Brain Interchange implant system. Professor Stieglitz’s laboratory is certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485 (standard for medical devices) for the development and production of neurotechnological implants.
The transatlantic strategic partnership, combining Blackrock Neurotech’s industry-leading experience in delivering brain computer interface (BCI) systems with CorTec’s portfolio of cutting-edge neurodevices to accelerate access to researchers, open new markets, and expand applications in the implantable markets.
g.tec medical engineering GmbH
g.tec medical engineering has been founded by Dr. Christoph Guger and
Dr. Günter Edlinger in 1999 in Austria. g.tec develops and produces
high-performance brain-computer interfaces and neurotechnologies for
invasive and non-invasive recordings for research or clinical purposes.
The partnership between g.tec and CorTec aims to make the CorTec °AirRay Cortical Electrodes available for investigational neuromodulation.
Bernstein Zentrum Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Ad Aertsen
Prof. Dr. Ad Aertsen, professor for neurobiology and biophysics at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg, is an internationally renowned brain researcher and co-founder of the Bernstein Center Freiburg. The research conducted by his work groups has resulted in the initial idea of developing a product based on the brain-machine-interface (BMI) technology.
With the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) and the Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology (BFNT), the Bernstein Center bundles research units that investigate and decode brain functions. Their findings are also contributing to CorTec’s developmental work.
University Medical Center Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Volker Coenen, OA Dr. Peter Reinacher, OA Dr. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
The Department of Neurosurgery is an important partner of the Epilepsy Center. All surgical procedures with the Center’s patients are performed here. In addition, Prof. Coenen’s Department for Stereotactic Neurosurgery collaborates with CorTec towards clinical studies using the CorTec Brain Interchange system.
University of Ulm
Institute of Microelectronics
Prof. Dr. Maurits Ortmanns
Research at Prof. Dr. Maurits Ortmanns’ institute is focused on circuits and electronics for biomedical applications. He supports CorTec in the development of the implant electronics, especially with a custom-designed microchip that is tuned exactly to the application in the Brain Interchange implant system.
University of Houston
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Nuri Firat Ince
The research in Dr. Ince’s clinical neural engineering laboratory works on invasive brain machine interfaces and neuromarkers that could improve deep brain stimulation for the therapy of Parkinson’s disease. In addition, his team is currently investigating the application of state-of-the-art neural decoding algorithms with high density electrodes for the improvement of brain surgery in glioma and epilepsy. He cooperates with CorTec as a beta user for innovative research electrodes.