News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


California bio-med company moves to Akron
Fledgling medical device company is aimed at treating stroke patients.
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
Nervive Inc's Vital Flow device is worn like headphones and sends electro-magnetic pulses through the ear canal to a facial nerve. That helps dilate arteries so blood can flow around blockages.
Courtesy of Nervive Inc.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A new bio-medical company from California has moved to Northeast Ohio to set up shop. Nervive Inc. will move into Akron’s business accelerator and begin development of an electro-magnetic device to treat stroke patients.  WKSU’s Mark Urycki reports they came for Ohio’s bio-medical reputation.

Nervive officials

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:11)


It took two days to get a flight through the polar vortex this week from California to Akron, but the officials from Nervive are not worried about the cold. Company CEO Jerry Gibson says the company is moving for Northeast Ohio’s rich history of making medical device. 

“The main reason was the infrastructure. The development partners were here, the talent,  engineering scientists were here, world class health care facilities are here.“

Gibson says his group will work with the Sparton Corporation in Strongsville to develop the device. Nervive inventor Mark Borsody, a Cleveland native, says his device fits in the ears of stroke patients and uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate a nerve.

“We make the artery bigger; we make the pipe bigger. So it expands around a blood clot that is obstructing it restoring blood flow to the part of the brain downstream from the obstruction.”

Borsody says Nervive  plans to have a prototype ready for clinical trials in 2015. Nervive has just nine employees right now – five in Germany. But it expects to expand to the high double-digits and if all goes well with manufacturing in the area.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University