Monitoring, Controlling, and Repairing Peripheral Nerves


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Nerves are fundamental to how our bodies interact with the world. While researchers and clinicians cite the need for monitoring and controlling precise neurological activity, technology to reliably enable this has not been available. BioCircuit’s team developed a technology that leverages multielectrode arrays, advanced hardware, and proprietary algorithms to develop a miniaturized solution appropriate for highly distributed single clinic, single patient use. This product opens up a new paradigm of functional nerve imaging.


Decades-old traditional nerve conduction technology has several shortcomings. First, it provides a blunt readout of fairly rudimentary data. However, as important or more, it does not provide test-to-test reliability, such that clinicians cannot practically use it to track a patient’s improvement or decline over time. BioCircuit’s multielectrode array-based technology provides excellent consistency in results, not only in real time but in test-to-test reliability over time. No hand-measurements with a ruler, no manual  calculations, just statistically significant accuracy.


BioCircuit’s product development ethic is to make highly complex data easy to interpret, delivered in a device that is easy to operate. We drive ourselves to iterate our designs until we get “on-target, first try” with a device that can be used by operators with minimal training and little-to-no technical skill.


OUR SCIENCE Taps Into Peripheral Nerve Activity at the Most Detailed, Granular Level
OUR PASSION is Producing Devices that Provide Front-line Clinicians with Precise Nerve Activity Information, Enabling them to Improve Treatment for a Number of Society’s Most Plaguing Health Conditions
Our scientific background is in cellular electrophysiology. We originated as a subsidiary within Axion Biosystems, a company that spent over 10 years combining its expertise in electrophysiology with a multi-faceted engineering team to invent research instrumentation for recreating heart beats and brain activity in culture dishes.
Alongside Axion’s product development and commercialization journey, its team conducted parallel research to determine if its core technologies could apply beyond the in vitro environment. Specifically, the goal was to provide clinicians with non-invasive access to highly-detailed nerve activity and performance, in human patients, in real time. With financial support from the NIH, Axion’s researchers successfully developed unprecedented, high-resolution access to peripheral nerve activity transcutaneously.
BioCircuit Technologies has been formed as an independent company with a focus on commercializing the technologies that will provide clinicians access to: 1) precise peripheral nerve activity in patients in real time; 2) consistent test-to-test reliability; 3) “one touch” simple-to-use products that require minimal user training.
BioCircuit’s products will provide clinicians with a practical ability to diagnose health conditions earlier, track progression of symptoms over time, and select treatments more precisely for individual patients.


Michelle Jarrard

President & CEO

Isaac Clements, PhD


Michael McKinnon, PhD

Sr. Biomedical Engineer

Jules McNeice

Research Engineer

Zach Slaton

Software Engineering Intern

Max Sonntag

Research Engineer

Edgar Brown

Principal Engineer

Madeleine Goebel

Software Engineer

Blue Lin

Software Engineer

David Mitchell

Software Engineer


Richard Blum, PhD


Andy Heckerling


Amanda Preyer, PhD


Robert Selby


Jack Griffis

Scientific Advisor

Brad Major

I.T. Systems

James Ross, PhD

Sr. Technical Advisor

Lucas McKay, PhD

Clinical Research Advisor

Thomas Eggers, PhD

Signal Processing and Data Modeling 



Thomas O'Brien
Board Chair

Tom O’Brien serves as Board Chair for BioCircuit.  He has been President & CEO of Axion Biosystems since its founding over 10 years ago. Prior to that, Tom was a senior executive at Philips Medical Systems, after the sale of Intermagnetics General Corporation, where he held the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and President, Invivo Medical Devices. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree with highest honors in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  

James Nahirny

James was a co-founder and a Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures, leading to dozens of investments and experience serving on the boards of numerous private and public companies. Formerly, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company and prior to that, worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of First Boston in both New York and Tokyo. James is currently the Managing Partner of Alsora Capital, investing in a number of private companies and funds, with an emphasis on healthcare. A first-generation college attendee, he graduated with a BA magna cum laude from Yale University and received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Mike Masters

Mike Masters, founder of Masters Capital Management, entered the investment industry and sought to align his personal and professional values by taking a conscience-first approach to investing. This approach has been both financially and ethically rewarding as he has become an industry expert on the social role of markets and the human impact of speculation. A lifelong learner, Mike has performed extensive research in the areas of applying principles from philosophy, psychology and behavioral finance. He has authored and co-authored white papers that take a close look at the social role of markets and the real human impacts of speculation. Mike is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he was an All-American swimmer. He currently serves on the boards of several charitable and private organizations.

Michelle Jarrard

Michelle brings executive leadership to the BioCircuit team, drawing on years as a Board Member at Axion and 30 years of business roles including Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and Managing Director of the GRA Venture Fund, an early stage venture capital fund focusing on companies commercializing university-originating research. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with highest honors in Industrial Engineering  from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.



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