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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics/brain machine interfaces/brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs.

We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Dec 19, 2022

Craig Mermel is the President and Chief Product Officer at Precision Neuroscience which is a company looking to commercialize Brain-Computer Interfaces using a minimally implantation method and a soft electrode device.

***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services here***

Top 3 Takeaways

  • "The combination of both the nature of our thin film and the surgical innovations that we bring enables us to bring cortical surface neurotechnology to patients in a minimally invasive fashion."
  • "Having 10 times the amount of money at an early stage before you actually solve some of the key problems can be a problem because it pushes off some of the hard questions you have to ask yourself."
  • "We're thinking ahead to the future where you have tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of interfaces. The amount of damage you do will become a limiting factor at some point."

0:45 Do you want to introduce yourself better than I just did?

1:30 Why did you leave Apple and Google?

2:30 What is Precision and why is it special?

6:00 What's the funding look like?

8:00 "Why hasn't this been done before?"

10:00 Are you thinking about licensing out the technology?

11:15 Iris Biomedical ad sponsorship

12:00 What's your role now in Precision?"

 12:45 "What are some of your biggest challenges?"

15:30 You guys raised $12M, why specifically this number?

19:00 "What are some, best practices or traps to avoid?"

21:45 Let's do a deeper dive into your work at Google and Apple

 27:30 How would you compare working at Google and Apple vs being in a startup?

29:15 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"