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Synchron Inc.

Synchron Inc. is developing what it believes is the first minimally invasive implantable brain device that could help paralyzed patients: its neural interface, Stentrode, consists of an electrode array built onto a self-expanding stent that is implanted in a cerebral blood vessel. Once the stent is implanted, the array is designed to record local neuronal activity, then translate that activity into a signal that could be used to manipulate mobility-assist devices and return movement to the paralyzed user.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Neurology, Nervous System
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Synchron Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Thomas Oxley, MD, PhD, CEO
    Nicholas Opie, PhD, CTO
    Rahul Sharma, MD, Head, Bus. Dev.
  • Contact Info
  • Synchron Inc.
    Phone: (650) 687-9700
    1999 S. Bascom Ave.
    Ste. 700
    Campbell, CA 95008