Blackrock NeuroMed has been busy over the past few months and has been especially involved in some exciting meetings and conferences this month.
Beginning in early November, Blackrock NeuroMed supported and participated in the 6th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP). The IWSP is typically held every two years and features talks and posters from clinicians and researchers, focused on providing the patient population most affected by epilepsy some type of normalcy through various methods of notifications to let them know of upcoming seizures. You can read more about the meeting, as well as get additional information about the 2015 meeting in Melbourne, Australia on their website (http://iwsp6.org).
The week following the seizure prediction workshop, Blackrock NeuroMed joined our sister company Blackrock Microsystems at the latest Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, CA. As the research arm of our organization, Blackrock Microsystems presented several new neurophysiology products that we are working to bring to the clinical market at Blackrock NeuroMed. We are awaiting FDA clearance on a number of products that we plan to have available to help clinicians and researchers alike in the next 12-18 months.
Finally, Blackrock NeuroMed continues to travel around the U. S. to complete meetings and equipment demonstrations on a weekly basis. If you are interested in learning more about EEG, ICU, Ambulatory EEG and/or Phase 2 recording equipment, please contact us to learn if we will have representatives and equipment in your area.
We’re looking forward to a strong finish to what has been a great 2013. We are planning to make some exciting announcements about new partnerships soon.
Damon E. Gee, MS
StereoElectroEncephaloGraphy (SEEG) is one of the latest techniques adopted by physicians in the United States to determine the focal point of the onset of a seizure – often referred to as the Epileptogenetic Zone.
In September, the Second North American SEEG Training Course was held in a picturesque and secluded venue situated between Montreal and Quebec City. This training course has become known as a gathering place for many of the world’s leaders in the practice of SEEG techniques and Blackrock NeuroMed® provided eight Cervello® EEG systems for course instruction. Read more →
Well known for its history in the neurotechnology industry, including features on ’60 Minutes’ detailing breakthroughs in brain-machine interfaces (BMI), Blackrock NeuroMed has introduced a complete line of FDA-cleared EEG acquisition hardware and software known as the Cervello® System.
The Cervello line of products was developed with two main concepts in mind – flexibility and portability. Read more →
Without getting into an extended history lesson, I want to tell you a little about where Blackrock Neuromed comes from – which will tell you a bit about what we’re made of.
You possibly already know that Blackrock NeuroMed has a sister company, Blackrock Microsystems. The latter serves the research side of the neurotechnology market which, just as the EEG market, is highly competitive. Several years ago, Blackrock Microsystems was the small guy in the market going head-to-head with one or two industry behemoths. These other guys were stereotypical examples of companies who had been around for 30 years, had the reputation for being tried and true, and were slow to develop or make changes – trust me, I worked for them. Read more →