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Neuroscience breakthrough with tech by Caeleste (Flanders)

Caeleste, a custom image sensor supplier from Flanders, partnered up with Stanford University spin-off Paradromics (US) to design an amplifier for brain electrodes that allows the observation of brain activity down to the smallest detail. This innovative technique is groundbreaking in the field of experimental neuroscience.  

A solution to unmet healthcare needs

In 2006, Flanders-based enterprise Caeleste started designing and producing high-end, custom-made complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors for various applications in different domains.  

Caeleste’s technique has now been used in an innovative application developed by Paradromics, an American team of neurotechnology and medical device experts committed to developing brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to answer previously unmet medical needs. Together, they created a BCI application that visualizes and amplifies the image of the smallest electrical spikes in cerebral cortices, enabling highly accurate and reliable observation of brain activities. 

A major leap forward

In August 2020, Paradromics was able to successfully record over 31,000 brain electrodes, a major scientific advance. Using the new medical technology, the American company hopes to help patients with disabilities reconnect with the world. The first application will be a communication device for people with severe paralysis who have lost the ability to speak, write or type.  

“Through close collaboration with the Paradromics team, we managed to make a major leap forward. It’s a great example of how our knowledge, experience and innovative strength can make a difference in providing answers to complex and seemingly unsolvable issues,” comments Geert De Peuter, CEO of Caeleste.  

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Made in Mechelen website
27 August 2020

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