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neuroloop is designing a novel, closed loop implantable device.

neuroloop’s cuff electrode allows selective stimulation of fibers in the vagus nerve.


In cooperation with Aesculap AG BBraun,

neuroloop GmbH is an early-stage healthcare spin-off company from both:

Freiburg University and Freiburg University Hospital.


For Aesculap, neuroloop provides a unique entry point into the new field of functional neurosurgery. The functional neurosurgery market has gained considerable importance in recent years and will continue to experience rapid growth and clinical impact in the future.

Prof. Dr. Boris Hofmann, Director Business Development bei Aesculap

The neuroloop story is a prime example of how technologies from science and research can be implemented in market-ready products through an aligned partnership between the university, the medical center, and international medical device players located in the region.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg



Dennis Plachta, PhD,

CTO, Co-founder

Diploma in Biology. Assistent professor at Dept. of Microsystems Engineering and Dept. of Neurosurgery. Focused on signal analysis and electronical engineering.

Dennis Plachta

Michael Lauk, PhD,

CEO, Co-founder

Experienced serial entrepreneur, physicist, data scientist. 18+ years in start-ups, creator of numerous new devices and services in the healthcare arena.

Michael Lauk2


Boris Hofmann, PhD

Chairman of the Board

Teammanager – Business Development

Aesculap AG

Boris Hofmann

Bernhard Arnolds, PhD

Board observer

CEO Campus Technologies Freiburg GmbH

Bernhard Arnolds2

Olaf Hegemann

Board observer

Vice President R&D
Spine, Neurosurgery, Laparoscopy & Appliance Technology

Aesculap AG

Olaf Hegemann

Peter Ruppersberg, MD, PhD

Board member

CEO of Ablacon Inc. Before CEO of the Valtronic Group, CEO, Sophono Inc., (sold to Medtronic) and in Venture Capital and Private Equity. Served as Professor and Chairman of Physiology and Sensory Biophysics. M.D., Habilitation in Biophysics and Physiology.

Peter Ruppersberg

Advisory Board

Josef Zentner, MD, PhD, Founder,

Clinical Advisor

PhD in Neurophysiology, board certified neurosurgeon. Chairman of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Freiburg. Research focus on epilepsy.

Josef Zenter

Thomas Stieglitz, M.Sc., PhD,

Co-Founder, Clinical Advisor

PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Microsystems, University of Freiburg.

Thomas Stieglitz_hell

Mortimer Gierthmuehlen, MD,

Founder, Head of preclinical studies, Clinical Advisor

Board certified neurosurgeon at the Dept. of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Freiburg. Head of neurosurgical Baroloop-team and preclinical studies.

Mortimer Gierthmuehlen_2

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