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FDA Approval a Two-Edged Sword for Neurotech Vendors
The statutory mission of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is to protect Americans from tainted foods and unsafe pharmaceuticals and medical devices, but in recent months the FDA has been accused of running interference for established makers of neurotech devices who are confronted with competitive products. In the most celebrated case, Plano, TX-based Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc. (ANS) openly accused giant medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. of manipulating the FDA to maintain a monopoly in the implantable pulse generator (IPG) market. ANS argues that Medtronic worked to torpedo an FDA ruling that would have fast-tracked approval of an ANS competitor to the Medtronic IPG. Click here to subscribe.

Functional Electrical Stimulation Converges in Cleveland
Neurotechnologists from all over the world met in Cleveland in June at the annual meeting of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society. Our report offers the highlights of the meeting and reviews the state of the art in this pioneering new field. Click here for full article.

Venture Capitalists Discuss Impediments to Funding
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everal Los Angeles area venture capitalists offered their ideas on the status of funding for bioscience and medical device companies. In particular, they spoke of the relationship between a strong local venture capital community and biomedical industry. Click here to subscribe.

NIH Releases Program for Neurotechnology Research
The National Institutes of Health in early October released a new program announcement for Neurotechnology Research, Development, and Enhancement. The new initiative encourages multidisciplinary research efforts and involves several NIH institutes, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Aging. Click here for full article.

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