NeuroTech Talk – Closing the regulatory gap

Wednesday, December 01st 2021

Online - Zoom

18:00 – 20:00 (CET)

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Innovation Forum Lausanne, together with the Center for Neuroprosthetics is thrilled to welcome you to the next session of the NeuroTech Talk Series, on Wednesday 1st of December at 18h00 CET, focused on closing the regulatory gap in neurotechnology. Silvia Scarabelli, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Engineer at the Wyss Center, will be moderating the seminar and introducing the speakers:

- Devjani Saha, Director, Neurology Regulatory Affairs at MCRA;

- Martina Coscia, Senior Consultant at Confinis;

- Rob Franklin, Director of Brain Interfaces at Blackrock Neurotech;

- Ricardo Chavarriaga, Head of the CLAIRE office Switzerland;

The event will be fully online. Register now and you will receive the Zoom link the day before the event. The event will not be recorded.



Innovation Forum Lausanne Introduction

Presentation of the speakers by Silvia Scarabelli, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Engineer at the Wyss Center.


Devjani Saha – MCRA


Martina Coscia – Confinis


Rob Franklin – Blackrock Neurotech


Ricardo Chavarriaga – CLAIRE


Q&A session


Dr. Devjani Saha is a specialist in the regulatory process for prosthetic devices, medical robotics and brain computer interfaces at MCRA, a leading medical technology advisory firm. She has over 7 years of FDA experience and 10 years of research experience in medical robotics and prosthetics.

Dr. Martina Coscia has 9 years of experience in translational clinical research, and a PhD in Biorobotics investigating stroke rehabilitation and motor control. At Confinis, she provides regulatory support with a focus on clinical evaluations.

After a PhD developing microprobes for neurotransmitter sensing, Rob Franklin joined Blackrock Neurotech where he now heads the Brain Computer Interfaces division, putting his deep technical knowledge at the service of clinical translation.

Ricardo Chavarriaga is an engineer and neuroscientist with more than 15 years of experience in research on human-machine interaction, brain-machine interfaces and artificial intelligence. He now heads the Swiss office of the Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe (CLAIRE) and is a senior researcher at the Zürich UNiversity of Applied Sciences.


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