Neuralynx, Inc.

Transforming data acquisition and analysis technology
Partnering with researchers worldwide
Measuring success by lives improved

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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.