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


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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.
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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.

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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.

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