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CorTec introduces Moore4Medical

Research and development are the focus of our work. With a highly skilled team we are working closely together with our partners to promote and deploy the technology developed by us in funded projects. Today we would like to introduce the Moore4Medical* project to you. It is the overarching objective of Moore4Medical to accelerate innovation …

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Fast Design Iterations for Precise Silicone Moulds for Active Implants

CorTec is offering a wide spectrum of services accompanying you all the way through the development of innovative technologies leading to an approved medical device in the end. One step on that way is to design application specific mouldings to protect the sensitive parts of the implant, such as its electronics with our encapsulation technology. …

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Pictures of the year 2020

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. As 2020 faced us all with unexpected and new challenges, our photo gallery not only includes our technology and products but …

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Getting a grip on life again – through sophisticated nerve stimulation

The extent to which our everyday life relies on dexterous usage of our hands is something that we usually only realize when things go wrong, e.g., when we break a bone and our hand is fixed in a plaster cast. Tetraplegic patients permanently suffer from these restrictions throughout their lives. Restoring hand movements, especially functional …

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New at CorTec: Cuff electrodes in standard designs from stock

The °AirRay research Nerve Cuff Electrodes from CorTec have become the standard in the research of applications in bioelectronic medicine in recent years. In order to give more researchers access to the electrodes, we now offer the most popular configurations from stock and at reduced prices.

Brain to spleen: Attack intruders!

We all intuitively know that our mental states can affect our physical wellbeing. Especially when it comes to fighting off infections, it is common knowledge that too much stress affects our resilience against germs. And yet, the concrete details of how our brain activity influences the immune system have remained largely unclear. A new, massively …

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Strengthening “weak bladders” by nerve stimulation

Bladder problems affect millions of people worldwide, significantly decreasing quality of life and often coming with additional medical complications. One of the most common syndromes is called “overactive bladder”, in which, as the name already suggests, patients experience a constant urge to urinate. In a recent story, we already reported how scientists are currently trying …

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Neuromodulation: now also a promising candidate for alleviating painful bladders

Interstitial cystitis (IC), also called bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a chronic bladder health issue that strongly affects everyday life of millions of people worldwide. Patients chronically feel pain and pressure in the bladder area and an increasing urge to urinate. The causes for the condition are still unclear and treatment attempts often remain unsatisfactory. …

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User Story: Of rats, pig and people

Basic research in animal models form an essential milestone on the pathway towards innovative medical treatments. For good reasons, clinical testing in human subjects can only start when the approach has been sufficiently tested and validated in preclinical experiments. Yet, translating a treatment idea from one species to another comes with challenges. Frequent obstacles range …

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