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Dr. André Bastos hosts MaDeLaNe Workshop

Dr. André Bastos hosts MaDeLaNe Workshop

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Last week, Dr. André Bastos, a professor and researcher at Vanderbilt University, hosted a workshop to discuss his novel data analysis approach. The Multi-Area, high-Density, Laminar Neurophysiology (MaDeLaNe) workshop consisted of 25 participants from various backgrounds and levels of expertise. The MaDaLaNe technique aims to tackle the problem of how to infer the computations that underlie these multi-dimensional datasets.The datasets used in this workshop were generated with DBC's Deep Array from real lab experiments. Participants also utilized DBCloud as a tool for spike sorting, AI...

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A No-Brainer: Organoids for Neuroscience Research

A No-Brainer: Organoids for Neuroscience Research

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Check out this blog from Inside Scientific discussing the exciting world of organoids in neuroscience!Organoids are a fascinating area of research in biology and medicine. They are 3D cell cultures that mimic the structure and function of organs. Organoids offer a platform for studying organ development, disease modeling, drug testing, and personalized medicine.Their versatility makes them valuable tools in various contexts. In personalized medicine, organoids can be derived from a patient's own cells to model diseases and test potential treatments, allowing for more tailored and effective...
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BioTechniques Discusses Michael Long's Research

BioTechniques Discusses Michael Long's Research

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Dr. Michael Long recently had an interview with BioTechniques to discuss his research and how DBC gives him the tools he needs to succeed!"What I love about [DBC's probe] is it has a ton of channels, we can get a ton of neurons, they're really stable, but it can't break. So it's on a piece of metal that at worst will bend and perhaps flex, which I think is actually a good thing. You can imagine a shock absorber, right? If there's any movement of the brain – and there's plenty of movement of the brain – or any movement of the patient, it's absorbed by this kind of wispy, bendable electrodes....

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Brian Jamieson's Feature in AZoLifeSciences

Brian Jamieson's Feature in AZoLifeSciences

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AZoLifeSciences' interview with our Founder and CTO, Brian Jamieson, highlights his journey to found Diagnostic Biochips and the goals for the company's future. Brian discusses the fast-growing world of neural electrophysiology and how DBC paves our way in the market for researchers studying brain diseases and disorders. He notes that DBC sets itself apart by creating tools like the Deep Array to access deeper structures in the brains of larger animals, and eventually, humans. Currently, there is an extremely limited number of research tools that allow scientists to observe the deep brain at...

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Meet DBC's Assembly Engineer Ashley Recklein, BS

Meet DBC's Assembly Engineer Ashley Recklein, BS

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In the manufacturing lab at Diagnostic Biochips, Ashley Recklein adds her touch to perfect the assembly of probes before they ship to our customers. With a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and previous work at a Med-Tech start-up developing point-of-care diagnostics devices, Ashley's expertise ensures DBC provides the best quality to our users. She also works to improve the processes in place for more efficient probe packaging and is occasionally involved in research and development projects. 

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NIH Blog Spotlights Research with the Deep Array

NIH Blog Spotlights Research with the Deep Array

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A recent blog post by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spotlights the video that received first place in the 2023 BRAIN Initiative Contest. The winning entry, titled "Simian Symphony," takes us into the fascinating realm of neuroscience, showcasing the innovative use of DBC's Deep Array technology by neuroscientist Saman Abbaspoor in the lab of Kari Hoffman at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

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Meet Dongyoul Lee, BS, Our Senior Engineer!

Meet Dongyoul Lee, BS, Our Senior Engineer!

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If you have ever recorded using one of our probes or arrays, Lee is the one to thank for that product's assembly. As our Senior Engineer, Lee has dedicated over 10 years of his career to the success of DBC by being one of the original employees and kick-starting all engineering processes. Lee remembers the first years at DBC being filled with all kinds of successes and failures as he worked to perfect the products. He notes there were many times he almost gave up making new devices, but with continuous persistence and determination his efforts started working in his favor and he felt proud to...

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Meet DBC's Product Manager Andrew Dirks, BS

Meet DBC's Product Manager Andrew Dirks, BS

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We are pleased to introduce Andrew Dirks, BS who joined the Diagnostic Biochips team as our Product Manager in November 2022.He utilizes his degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware and years of experience leading projects and programs to aid in developing the products and resources at DBC. Before his time at DBC, Andrew juggled being a D1 Lacrosse athlete, filing patents for a Monocentric Prosthetic Knee with Adjustable Stance Flexion, and founding a prosthetic technology company where he raised over $25,000 in funding from grants.Andrew plays an essential role here...

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DBC's Deep Array Wins MTEC Prototype of the Year Award

DBC's Deep Array Wins MTEC Prototype of the Year Award

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Diagnostic Biochips is pleased to announce that the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) has recognized “Deep Array” as their Prototype of the Year, among the work of all funded entities.

Deep Array is DBC’s high density, multichannel electrode system for interfacing with deep brain structures in non-human primates (NHPs) and humans (research use only). Specifically, this project involved the prototyping and demonstration of key elements of a visual prosthesis appropriate for targeting thalamic structures, with the eventual goal of restoring sight to the blind.

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A Simian Symphony: 1st Place 2023 Brain Initiative

A Simian Symphony: 1st Place 2023 Brain Initiative "Show Us Your Brains" Contest

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Kari Hoffman is the Principal Investigator in the Perception Plasticity & Learning Lab at Vanderbilt University, and studies the neural mechanisms underlying perception and memory formation.  As a pioneer in freely-moving recordings, she was an early adopter of the DBC Deep Array due to its ability to record from deep structures in the NHP brain, while providing dense recording sites and enabling single neuron resolution across hippocampal layers.

Recently, Kari and her student Saman Abbaspoor collaborated with Tyler Sloan at Quorumetrix Studios to create a visual and auditory representation...

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Introducing Nick Watkins, Director of Operations

Introducing Nick Watkins, Director of Operations

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If you have ever had the pleasure of getting great data from a DBC probe or array, it is likely that Nick Watkins had a hand in it.  For the last four years, Nick has served as our Director of Operations here at DBC.   He started working for our CTO and Founder, Brian Jamieson, from a random assignment to shadow a company at work for a day while still in high school.  Brian tells the story of how he assigned Nick a project to research and present on by the end of the day.  While his friends were enjoying a relaxing day off school, Nick was researching.  Brian remembers that Nick nailed it.   

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Introducing Rob Simon, Manager of Technical Sales

Introducing Rob Simon, Manager of Technical Sales

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We'd like to introduce Rob Simon, our Manager of Technical Sales here at DBC.

Rob received his MS from Penn State University where he studied EEG patterns in humans who had previously experienced brain trauma. He brings more than 20 years of neuroscience experience, including the cognitive and clinical neurophysiology fields. Prior to joining the DBC team, and during his time with the Neuroscan division of Compumedics USA, Rob helped set up numerous labs with EEG and ERP systems and provided guidance in the usage of source analysis in the clinical domain. While at Neuralynx, he also aided...

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Dr. György Buzsáki Among 2022's Most Cited Researchers

Dr. György Buzsáki Among 2022's Most Cited Researchers

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György Buzsáki has been named among 2022’s most cited researchers worldwide, making him one of twenty-three NYU professors named and ranking in the top 1% of citations in their field over the past decade. Dr. Buzsáki is one of fourteen faculty members from the Grossman School of Medicine included in the list, making it the NYU school with the most nominations. Congrats, Dr. Buzsáki!

Click here to learn more about the Buzsáki lab's cognitive neuroscience research.

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DBC at SfN 2022 in San Diego

DBC at SfN 2022 in San Diego

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From November 12-16 the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting was held in San Diego, marking the event's first return to in-person sessions since 2019.  The Diagnostic Biochips team was there, and had the opportunity to share information on our new subscription plan - learn more about how you can save on probes and get free access to the new DBC Cloud platform here! We also shared details on our full product line and had a chance to hear about the incredible work being done with our probes and by the greater neuroscience research community in general. Thank you to everyone for dropping by...

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