Precision Medicine x Neuroscience
Our brain platform utilizes novel sensing technology, 3D mapping, and artificial intelligence to deepen our understanding of the brain and unlock personalized brain care
Interview with Dr. Sumeet Vadera
We Empower physicians to make the best possible treatment decisions
Dr. Vadera is a neurosurgeon at University of California, Irvine (“UCI”) Health who specializes in both adult and paediatric epilepsy and uses a range of surgical technologies including robot-assisted intra-cranial surgery.
How it Works
We are developing minimally invasive, flexible, and light-weight sensors for recording high-resolution EEG activity
Propriety thin-film electrode technology and novel depth / hybrid design to drastically improves surgical implantation and minimize brain tissue damage
Shorter surgery times and faster patient recovery
Improved brain coverage
High fidelity EEG data for rapid and easy diagnoses and precise treatments
Reduced clinical burden and healthcare costs
Cortical electrodes: grid and strip electrodes
Subdural electrodes: depth electrodes for use with anchor bolts for stereo-EEG
Hybrid electrodes: novel proprietary design combining cortical micro-strips with depth electrodes
Wireless EEG Monitoring
Hardware for continuous recording of brain activity
Transmits the sensor data to the recording unit wirelessly
Better patient experience by enabling portable care at-home or in-hospital
Ability to collect "real-life data"
Reduced hospital costs
3D Brain Mapping
Visualization software that presents the brain data traces and displays a 3D map of the electrical activity within the brain
Cloud-based storage to access the brain data anywhere, anytime
Accelerated clinician review of data
Greater surgical and treatment confidence
Unlocks personalized brain care and neuromodulation treatments
Epilepsy as an Initial Clinical Application
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting approximately 1% of the world population.
For 1/3 of patients, the drugs are not effective. It has been medically proven that surgery is the best option for most of these patients. However, a limited number of epilepsy surgeries are conducted each year due to the lack of high quality data required for successful surgery and the difficult / risky patient journey.
Epilepsy patients undergo intra-cranial monitoring as part of the protocol for surgical resection of brain tissue to treat seizures. These patients are often therefore the subjects of research into the electrical workings of the brain.
Neuraura will gain access to unique electrophysiological data sets from epilepsy patients where there is the potential for transformational impact across disease states and treatment modalities based on advancing our understanding of the electrical workings of the brain.