SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2016)—The technology of Blackrock Microsystems has been part of a medical sensation: 24-year-old Ian Burkhart, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down as a result of a diving accident when he was 19, managed to move his hand again. Ian had been implanted Blackrock’s Utah Array by researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus who are working on reanimation technologies. The actual hand movement was made possible by Battelle’s neural bypass technology.
SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 13, 2015)—Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it will feature the CerePlex W, a new digital, wireless brain-interface, at this week's Society for Neuroscience Conference (SfN), the world's largest gathering of brain researchers, in Washington, D.C. "We are committed to providing neuroscientists with the most cutting-edge tools to enable research previously thought impossible," said Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D., president of Blackrock Microsystems. "SfN attendees can experience firsthand why Blackrock leads the electrophysiology research industry."
SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014)—Neuroscience research has gone wireless. Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it has struck an agreement with Brown University to license and commercialize a wireless neural activity monitoring system that will liberate neuroscientists from the cumbersome wires and cables that have burdened their research for decades. The journal Neuron just published a paper on a wireless neurosensor from the Neuroengineering Laboratory at Brown, which significantly outperforms all other wireless sensors currently on the market. Related to that paper, senior author Arto Nurmikko commented, "This device enables new types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits."
SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 2, 2014)—This weekend, a handshake marked the opening of Blackrock Microsystems LLC's new European headquarters in Hanover, Germany. But this was no ordinary handshake. Instead, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony minister of economics, labor, and transport, grasped an amputee's bionic hand developed and manufactured by German prosthetics firm Ottobock. Blackrock's revolutionary brain and peripheral neural interface technology enables intuitive control of such next-generation prosthetics.
SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 5, 2014)—Blackrock Microsystems, the industry leader in neuroscience research equipment, today announced partnerships with two neuroscience research firms -- Germany-based PhenoSys and Israel-based NAN Instruments – that will create a truly comprehensive set of tools for neuroscience researchers that facilitate faster and more cost-effective research. Blackrock Microsystems will incorporate specific technologies from PhenoSys and NAN Instruments to offer a fully integrated suite of electrophysiology research products.