Neuralynx, Inc.

transforming data acquisition and analysis technology
in two neuroscience research environments

partnering with researchers in over 1150 labs worldwide

measuring success by lives improved
Founder Casey Stengel

Founder, Casey Stengel

From age eight to eighteen, Casey explored his fascination with electronics, spending countless, late-into-the-night hours making printed circuit boards, designing audio amplifiers, repairing televisions, and, in his junior and senior years, teaching electronics industrial arts classes. Casey then attended Iowa State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the first ISU graduating class in this new field (1978).
For the next five years, he honed his design and development skills, working as an EE/ECE for Heico, an industrial automation company.
In 1983, Casey moved to Boulder, Colorado to work at Rockwell International as a computer engineer, focusing on real-time, high precision measurement systems. Soon after, he met Dr. Bruce McNaughton and Dr. Carol Barnes, neuroscientists at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Inspired by their hippocampal place field experiment and data recording needs, Casey co-founded BrainWave Systems (1984) where he developed two revolutionary products: software for detecting, extracting and classifying single unit, stereo-trode spike waveforms; and a low noise, 8 channel programmable amplifier, the Lynx-8. These innovations led to collaboration between Casey and Dr. McNaughton on his NASA/NIH Neurolab Space Shuttle E-100 grant for the development of a high-density data acquisition system, and the formation of Neuralynx in 1993.

From Outer Space to Research Labs

Over four years, Casey led a small team who created a Space Flight Certified 160-channel microelectrode/tetrode recording system -- a new, high performance, low power, compact system that would withstand the intense shuttle launch vibrations, and then flawlessly perform in space. Launched on Columbia in April 1998, the Neurolab Data Recording System successfully recorded high-frequency single unit “place cells” from two rats simultaneously while in orbit.

Casey formally incorporated Neuralynx, Inc. in Tucson, AZ, and immediately modified the Neurolab system for “earth bound” researchers. Cheetah 160 and Cheetah DAS software established Neuralynx’s “complete solution” reputation for design integrity, high performance and innovation.

In 2011, Neuralynx released the FDA-cleared ATLAS Neurophysiology System for use in human research environments for the identification and analysis of epileptic signals, allowing doctors to treat and research this debilitating disease. In June 2015, Neuralynx released its revolutionary FreeLynx (formerly Cube-64), the only wireless multi-subject digital 64 channel acquisition system. By 2017, our wireless technologies provided 16 to 256 configurable channels of wide bandwidth neural recording and real-time signal processing.
Since its inception, Neuralynx has been an industry pioneer and leader in neuroscience electrophysiology research tools: specialized, customizable hardware and software data acquisition systems used to measure neural signals down to the individual nerve cell activity! Neuralynx currently supports over 1,000 Cheetah Data Acquisition Systems worldwide – at universities, research institutions, and hospitals, including MIT, UCLA, Mayo Clinic, Yale Medical Center, University of Bonn, Cedar Sinai, University of Washington, National Institute of Health, University of Arizona, Johns Hopkins, NERF (Belgium), Max Plank Research Institute, and RIKEN Research Institute.
Longtime Neuralynx customers, May-Britt and Edvard Moser (Norway), were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of the brain’s spatial navigation system.

Training the Next Generation of Researchers

Neuralynx supports summer educational intensives for neuroscience students, including the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENNS, Romania) and Neural Systems and Behavior (Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts). We provide data acquisition systems and animal interface devices.

Neuralynx also offers summer and academic year internships to engineering undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have continued employment with Neuralynx following graduation.

Mission Statement

Neuralynx, Inc. (Neuralynx) is an internationally recognized provider of electrophysiology data recording systems and solutions for neuroscience research, as well as for practical human medical data recording. Neuralynx specializes in the development of cutting-edge electrophysiology data recording systems and experiment accessories while providing quality, long term customer guidance and support.

Prop 65 information and statement:

The California Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) Explained: In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include over 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide Californians with a clear and reasonable warning about chemicals in the products they purchase, in their home or workplace, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), also evaluates all currently available scientific information on substances considered for placement on the Proposition 65 list.

What this means to you: While the proposition was created to protect drinking water sources from chemical contamination, the scope of the law has expanded over the years. It now includes over 900 chemicals and also pertains to (but is not limited to) exposure through touch, inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. The Proposition 65 warning can now be found on products that may contain a small amount of over 900 chemicals or ingredients that the OEHHA lists as a carcinogen or reproductive toxicant. This includes vinyl, coatings, plastics, and much more.

Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday additives found in products with electrical wires, cables, plastic enclosures, metals, electrical components, etc. Because of the vast array of products that might contain one of the chemicals or ingredients on the list, we must include Proposition 65 warnings in our communications with you. We are required to use exact wording as specified by the state of California. While the warning sounds alarming, the purpose is to notify you of the potential risk so that you can make an informed buying decision.

While using Neuralynx products as intended, we believe any potential exposure would be negligible or well within the "no significant risk" range. However, to ensure compliance with California law and our customers’ right to know, we have elected to place the Proposition 65 warning signs on all Neuralynx products.

Proposition 65 Warning WARNING:

Some Neuralynx products may expose you to one or more of the chemicals listed below which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to:

Substance: CAS # Listed as Causing:
Acrylonitrile 107-13-1 Cancer
Antimony Trioxide 1209-64-4 Cancer
Beryllium NA Cancer
Carbon black 1333-86-4 Cancer
Chloroprene 126-99-8 Cancer
Cobalt 7440-48-4 Cancer
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) NA Cancer
Formaldehyde 50-00-0 Cancer
Nickel (metallic and compounds) 7440-02-0 Cancer
Silica, crystalline NA Cancer
Styrene 100-42-5 Cancer
Titanium dioxide NA Cancer
Trimethyl Phosphate 512-56-1 Cancer
Lead 7446-27-7 Cancer
Male Reproductive Toxicity
Female Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental Reproductive Toxicity
Bisphenol-A 80-05-7 Female Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental Toxicity
Cadmium NA Cancer
Male Reproductive Toxicity
Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) 117-81-7 Cancer
Male Reproductive Toxicity
1,3 Butadiene 106-99-0 Cancer
Female Reproductive Toxicity
Methanol 76-56-1 Developmental Toxicity
N-mythel-2-pyrrolidone 872-50-4 Developmental Toxicity