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2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum to Feature Promising New Startups
Date:9/23/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotech Reports, the publisher of Neurotech Business Report newsletter, today announced that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15 at the Radisson Hotel SFO.

These include Neuro Recovery Technologies, Inc., a Southern California neurorehabilitation startup cofounded by UCLA professor Reggie Edgerton. The company is developing a novel spinal cord stimulation system to promote rehabilitation and locomotion in individuals with spinal cord injury.

Also presenting is EnteroWave Inc., a Stanford University spinoff developing a neurostimulation system for the gastrointestinal tract, and Mainstay Medical, a European firm developing an implanted stimulation system for chronic low back pain. Another presenting firm is SynTouch LLC, a Southern California firm cofounded by Gerald Loeb, a professor at USC and one of the inventors of the Bion microstimulator.

Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event on October 14. He will speak on fostering innovation in neurotechnology. The first day of the conference will be devoted to the market for implanted neurotech devices.

The second day will explore developments in noninvasive stimulation, neurosensing and diagnostics, consumer neurotech applications, and advances in brain-computer interfaces.

"This year's Neurotech Leaders Forum offers an excellent opportunity to see the very latest technology and market developments in both consumer and healthcare neurotech," said James Cavuoto, Editor and Publisher of Neurotech Business Report.

Speakers and panelists at the conference include venture capital professionals Roger Quy of Technology Partners, Manuel Lopez-Figueroa of Bay City Capital, and Kevin Wasserstein of Mentor-Catalyst.com. Clinicians on the panel include Dan DiLorenzo, a neurosurgery fellow at Rush University, Graham Creasey, professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Philip Kennedy of Emory University and Neural Signals Inc.

Other speakers include Eric Brelje from Medtronic's business development unit, Gary Heit, president of Heit Consulting, Victor Pikov from Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Ann Bunnenberg, CEO of Electrical Geodesics, and David Wood, CEO of Spinal Modulation Inc. Also speaking will be Jennifer French, a quadriplegic who won a Silver Medal in sailing at the 2012 Paralympic Games after receiving an implanted neurostimulation system.

Cirtec Medical Systems is Platinum Sponsor of the event. Micro Systems Technologies is the Gold Sponsor, and Stellar Technologies is the Silver Sponsor.

For more information, contact James Cavuoto at 415-546-1259 or visit http://www.neurotechreports.com/pages/leadersforum.html.

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