Blackrock Microsystems, a neural device company led by
University of Utah electrical engineering professor Florian Solzbacher,
opened its new Utah headquarters in the U’s Research Park.

Governor Gary Herbert, USTAR Chair Dr. Dinesh Patel, and U President
David Pershing addressed the approximately 200 attendees at the building
opening ceremony held June 7, 2013. The new $12 million,
60,000-square-foot facility includes cleanroom and incubation space for
promising life-science startup companies.

Solzbacher, who also holds faculty appointments in bioengineering and
materials science and engineering at the U, founded Blackrock
Microsystems in 2008 as a startup specializing in implantable electrodes
and electrophysiology tools.

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