In this episode of Medsider Radio, we’re sitting down with Marcus Gerhardt, who has started multiple companies, including an eCommerce platform and international consulting firm. In 2008, he co-founded Blackrock Neurotech, a pioneer in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, and the world’s leading collaborative partner for developing approved medical devices at scale for neurological therapies. He currently serves as CEO and is on the company’s board.
In this episode of Medsider, Marcus explains why Blackrock’s business model works for medtech companies, how the approach gave the company an “in” with the neuroscience research community, and why medical device companies need to work with — and not against — regulatory bodies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Lastly, here's the link to the full interview with Marcus if you'd rather read it instead.