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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.

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

the Freiburg University and the Freiburg University Hospital

with investment of Aesculap AG, a division of the B. Braun Melsungen AG


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 Aesculap AG

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, former 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.

Michael Lauk, PhD,

CEO, Co-founder

Experienced serial entrepreneur, physicist, data scientist. 20+ years in start-ups, creator of numerous new devices and services in the healthcare arena.


Boris Hofmann, PhD

Chairman of the Board

Senior Vice President B. Braun Innovation Hub & Digital Innovation

Aesculap AG

Dr. Alfred Stett

Board member

Okuvision GmbH

Bernhard Arnolds, PhD

Board observer

CEO Campus Technologies Freiburg GmbH

Andreas Knapp

Board observer

Vice President, Global Marketing and R&D Neurosurgery, Global Marketing Power Systems, Aesculap AG

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.

Thomas Stieglitz, M.Sc., PhD,

Co-Founder, Clinical Advisor

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

PD Mortimer Gierthmuehlen, MD,

Founder, Head of preclinical studies, Clinical Advisor

Attending, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Bochum Langendreer bei Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Head of neurosurgical Baroloop-team and preclinical studies.

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