November 29, 2023 – Backstop Neural proudly announces the addition of Pedro Rocha, PhD, as a pivotal member of its product development team. Dr. Rocha joins the pioneering medical device company with a wealth of expertise and a distinguished background in mechatronics, materials science, and flexible electronics.
Dr. Rocha holds both a PhD in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas; his bachelor's degree in mechatronic engineering is from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de la Región Carbonífera. He has published nine peer-reviewed papers in the field of flexible electronics for medical applications, holds two patents, and has presented papers at the North American Neuromodulation Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society. His academic journey has been exceptional marked by numerous accolades including recognition as the best student of the graduating class of Mechatronics Engineering.
"As a company relentlessly focused on advancing neurostimulation solutions for chronic pain and motor recovery, we are truly excited to welcome Dr. Pedro Rocha to the BackStop Neural family,” said Chief Product Officer Kial Gramley. “Dr. Rocha’s expertise and passion for innovation perfectly align with our mission to relieve pain and restore movement through novel thin-film electrodes. We eagerly anticipate the acceleration in product development to which Dr. Rocha will contribute as we rapidly advance towards large animal studies and subsequent human trials."
Dr. Rocha began his career in 2009 as a Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de la Región Carbonífera; his expertise covered a range of subjects from computer-aided design and manufacturing to advanced automation. In 2012, while continuing to teach, he ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing a company that focused on automation projects within automotive and metal mechanical industries.
Balancing academia and industry seamlessly, Dr. Rocha collaborated with numerous companies on innovative projects, spanning smart electronic devices to fully automated machines. His impactful contributions earned him recognition as a National Innovation Promoter by the Tecnológico Nacional de México.
As Dr. Rocha takes on the role of senior product engineer at BackStop Neural, his multifaceted background in mechatronics, materials science, flexible electronics, and biomedical engineering will catalyze the development of groundbreaking neurostimulation technologies. His vision and dedication match the company's commitment to transforming neurology and enhancing patient care.
"I am thrilled to join BackStop Neural, a company dedicated to pushing the boundaries of neuromodulation and enhancing the lives of chronic pain sufferers,” said Dr. Rocha. “The opportunity to contribute my expertise in mechatronics and flexible electronics to innovate spinal cord stimulation solutions aligns perfectly with my lifelong commitment to advancing technology for the betterment of humanity. Together, we'll strive to make a profound difference in patients' lives, offering renewed hope and relief from debilitating conditions."
Dr. Rocha’s appointment reinforces BackStop Neural’s position at the forefront of medical device innovation and signals an exciting chapter in the development of advanced spinal cord stimulation solutions.
About BackStop Neural
BackStop Neural is a pioneering medical device company that specializes in developing advanced spinal cord stimulation solutions for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Through proprietary materials and neurostimulation technology, the company strives to provide patients with a renewed sense of hope and freedom from debilitating conditions. With a team of dedicated experts and a patient-centered approach, BackStop Neural aims to transform the landscape of neurology and elevate the standard of patient care.
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Kial Gramley, Chief Product Officer