Blackrock Microsystems awarded Utah’s 2016 Best of State in Science and Technology

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18 2016)—Blackrock Microsystems, the leading worldwide provider of enabling tools for the neuroscience, neural-engineering and neuro-prosthetics research and clinical community, has been proudly awarded with the 2016 Best of State Award for Science and Technology.

Blackrock has been awarded this prestigious award for its innovative devices, described as translating “science fiction into fact.” Additionally, the company’s worldwide achievements were recognized. Hundreds of major schools and universities all over the world have had breakthrough discoveries in neuroscience, thanks to Blackrock’s products. Blackrock empowers scientists by providing them with state-of-the-art tools truly making a difference for their research. Often, the company’s products are thus described as being the “gold-standard” in neuroscience.

The Best of State Award is the most renowned and distinguished honor in Utah. By recognizing the excellence of individuals and businesses, Best of State aims to inspire Utah to aim higher, by working harder and smarter. The nominees are evaluated by more than 100 judges, who perform their assignments individually, away from possible persuasions. They judge by three main criteria, which are:

  1. Achievement in the field of endeavor (50% of score)
  2. Innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes (30% of score)
  3. Contribution to the quality of life in Utah (20% of score)


Because of Blackrock’s excellence in every section, the company was chosen for the 2016 Best of State Award in Science and Technology. Blackrock Microsystems was honored at the Best of State gala on May 18th 2016 held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

About Blackrock Microsystems LLC

Blackrock Microsystems, based in Salt Lake City, was founded in 2008 and has become the world’s leading provider of technology in the neuroscience, neural engineering, and neural prosthetics space. The Company’s technology has been at the core of worldwide innovations in Brain Machine Interfaces, implantable bionic technologies and epilepsy diagnostics.  www.blackrockmicro.com

Media contact:

Shilo Case
+ 1 801 582-5533, ext. 222

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