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.
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.