Precision Medicine + Neuroscience
Our brain electrode utilizes novel sensing technology to improve 3D mapping and provide clinicians with the data they need to understand their patients' brains 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
SENSING WITH INTRACRANIAL ELECTRODES
We are developing flexible, and light-weight sensors for recording high-resolution EEG activity.
This propriety thin-film electrode technology and our novel depth / hybrid design will drastically improve 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
Depth electrodes for use with anchor bolts for stereo-EEG
Hybrid electrodes: novel proprietary design combining cortical micro-strips with depth electrodes
Intracranial Monitoring and Epilepsy as 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.