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Tech startup treating chronic pain moves HQ to Embarc

Veronica Brezina

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NeuX's Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation (INS) that combines two unique waveforms that are applied transcutaneously to the neuromuscular system. Image: NeuX Technolgies.

Medtech firm NeuX Technologies Inc., which focuses on diagnosing and treating chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, plans to house all of its operations in Tampa. 

The company, formerly based in West Palm Beach with a presence at Research Park in Tampa, was accepted into Embarc Collective in June and moved its corporate office to the Embarc’s hub in August.

“We were very impressed by Embarc Collective’s coaches who cover everything from accounting to hiring,” said NeuX President and CEO Scott Minniear. “We plan on bringing our entire corporation here and are open to partnering with anyone who can utilize our technology.” 

Minniear has over 40 years in the health care space and also founded MetaCon Inc., which consolidated the contracting process and purchasing for hundreds of hospitals nationwide.

NeuX is known for its Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation (INS) technology, a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive and non-addictive means for treating chronic pain and injuries.

Minniear is personally familiar with chronic nerve pain from suffering neck, back and knee issues. After taking pain pills for decades, he switched to using NeuX’s tech that’s significantly boosted his quality of life over the past few years. 

“Knowing my own situation, I’ve quickly realized how many people this technology could help,” he said. 

Minniear describes the technology as fitting into the biohacking category, known as human augmentation or enhancement, as it can improve someone’s performance and overall recovery with nerve and muscle stimulation. He believes it can help regenerate damaged neuropathways. 

Athletes, such as those who have torn an ACL that didn’t heal properly, and people who have suffered strokes, paralysis and other debilitating illnesses, are utilizing the tech. 

“We are excited for the NeuX team to be part of the community of high-growth startups at Embarc Collective and believe their impact on the health and wellness landscape will be tremendous,” Embarc Collective CEO Lakshmi Shenoy said in a written statement. 

Minniear said he expects the Embarc Collective space may be able to accommodate roughly 30 team members and he is actively seeking nearby lab space for testing. 

NeuX is no stranger to the Tampa market. In 2018, the company joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, part of the University of South Florida Connect program. The company also attended the Synapse Summit hosted at Amalie Arena the same year. 

The company’s current clients include the University of Miami, Texas Tech University and health/recovery centers, according to its website. It’s also working with an NFL quarterback who is using the tech. 

The startup will be raising another seed round prior to a Series A round. 

NeuX has also made recent key hires, including Meaghan Foley as the Director of Performance Psychology and Systems Development; Tim Brown, a pro athlete and expert in performance and therapeutic technologies, as the Chief Innovation Officer; and Dr. John Pecora, a sports medicine specialist, as Vice President of Business Development.

Earlier this month, NeuX announced a collaboration with Dr. Katherine Melot, the creator of the Defeat Diastasis Program. Diastasis is a condition that primarily affects women during their first year postpartum. 

Dr. Melot has developed protocols using NeuX’s Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation technology to treat diastasis, without surgical intervention. 

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