Today we’re talking to Nick Opie, CTO of Synchron; and we discuss how Synchron is developing a brain computer interface that can help treat various neurological diseases, the operating system that powers the interface, and how brain computer interfaces may change the world.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Nick Opie:

Nicholas has designed and developed the world’s first brain computer interface that can be implanted endovascularly without invasive brain surgery. He now has the opportunity to translate his device (the Stentrode) into clinical use for the treatment of paralysis and diversify this technology to address a wide range of other neurological conditions. Synchron co-founder Nicholas Opie, PhD is a biomedical engineer with experience in neural prostheses and medical bionics. He has published more than 50 studies in peer-review journals including Nature Biotechnology and Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Associate Professor Nicholas Opie earned his undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons) and Science at Monash University, his PhD in retinal neuroprostheses at the University of Melbourne and his MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is an NHMRC Investigator Fellow, the Head of the Vascular Bionics Laboratory, and has been awarded more than $27M in research funding. Nicholas continues to spend his free time mentoring young researchers and entrepreneurs.

About Synchron:

Synchron is a leading implantable brain computer interface company. The stentrode is the first commercial implantable brain computer interface to receive an FDA IDE for in human clinical trials.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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