Team

We combine experience from many areas to create revolutionary and cutting-edge technology

  • Dr. Bálint Várkuti

    Founder & Managing Director

    • 11+ Years Experience in Neurotech and Medical Device Industry
    • Former Global Business Unit Director for Functional Neurosurgery
  • Dr. Saman Hagh Gooie

    Vice-President - Lead Neural Interface

    • 12+ Years Experience in Neuroprosthetics Product Development
    • Sensory Neuroscience Research Engineer
    • Quality Management / Lead ISO 13485 Implementer
    • Intellectual Property Development 
  • Brian Blischak

    President

    • 20+ years experience in neuromodulation industry
    • Led St.Jude Medical’s (now Abbott) DBS business through development, PD, ET and depression clinical studies and launch of its first 2 DBS product families
  • Dr. Michael Schwarzfischer

    CTO

    • 7+ years experience in medical device startup industry
    • Medtech enthusiast with a strong background in science, regulatory and agile development
  • Ricardo Smits Serena

    Senior Software Engineer

    • M.Sc. Biomedical Computing at TU München
    • 6+ years’ experience in Software Engineering, 3+ years’ experience in Deep Learning and AI for Medicine, 2+ years’ experience in Brain-Computer interfaces
  • Ljubomir Manola, PhD

    Head of Clinical Affairs EU

    • 14+ years experience in Medical Device and Neuromodulatioin industry, large and small companies
    • Accomplishments in clinical affairs, research, therapy training and field roles supporting market entry and expansion
  • Mohamad Atayi

    Software Engineer

    • M.Sc. Neuroengineering at TU München
    • +5 years experience in Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer interfaces
    • +4 years experience in professional software development
    • Passionate about using AI and deep learning in neuroscience
  • Ana Funke

    Executive Assistant

    • B.A International Cultural & Business Studies
    • 7+ years experience CRM
  • Joana Pereira

    Clinical Data Acquisition

    • Postdoctoral researcher at University Medical Center of Freiburg
    • PhD. Biomedical Engineering (Graz University of Technology, Institute of Neural Engineering - 2021)
    • MSc. and BSc. Biomedical Engineering (University of Lisbon - 2015)
    • 6+ Years Experience in Brain-Computer Interfaces, mainly EEG-based, for people with motor impairments
  • Gabriella Miklos

    Clinical Data Acquisition

    • MD-PhD Student at Semmelweis University, Budapest
    • 3+ Years Experience in Research, 1 Year Experience in Neuroimaging
  • Emília Tóth

    Clinical Data Acquisition

    • PhD in electrophysiology, MSc in Electronic and Computer Engineering and Informatics specialist in bionic computing
    • 8+ years of computational neurophysiology and neural signal processing

     

  • Lukas Liemen

    Working Student

    • B.Sc. Applied Informatics at Hochschule Mainz
    • 3+ Years Experience in Programming, 1+ Years Experience in Deep Learning and AI

     

  • Kelsey Bower

    Field Clinical Specialist

    • 5+ years experience in computational neuromodulation research
    • Biomedical engineer focused on translating neurotechnology
  • Maximilian Hasslberger

    Working Student

    • M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering at TU München
    • 5+ years experience in Software Engineering, 1+ years experience in Signal Processing, 1+ years experience in Machine Learning

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Exceptional team with profound scientific expertise  and decades of industry experience

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