In a statement posted on Twitter/X on Monday, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of NeuraLink, said the first person from the brain-chip startup to receive an implant on Sunday was recovering very well.
A promising experiment
Approved by the U.S. the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year to conduct preliminary trials in humans, Elon Musk's NeuraLink will recruit subjects for brain transplant trials. Neurons, defined by the National Institutes of Health as cells that transmit information to and from the body throughout the brain via chemical and electrical signals, are the ones responsible for spikes in activity.
Wireless four-layer brain-computer interface
The project is testing PRIME Study for its wireless brain-computer interface to evaluate the safety of implants and surgical robots The company's website says the interface allows a quadriplegia or quadriplegia to mentally control gadgets.The study evaluates interface functionality.
NeuraLink was fined for violating U.S. patents. Department of Transportation (DoT) for violating rules on transportation of dangerous goods, as reported earlier this month. According to company records, during a February 2023 inspection of the company's facilities in Texas and California, DoT inspectors found that the business neglected to register if it detected hazardous materials, a including flammable xylene, improperly in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says xylene can cause confusion, lightheadedness, confusion, nerve damage and even death.
With the milestone, the valuation rises to more than $5 billion
When the FDA granted Neuralink’s approval for its first human implants last year, the startup reached a milestone.
According to a June report, according to the private equity trader, the company could be valued at around $5 billion.In September, NeuraLink announced that it would be starting with implant trials. Using "ultra- fine" wires inside the Link that helps in communication with signals, the brain of the study participants will be surgically implanted using a robot developed by the project.
Source: X (@neuralink)
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