Restoring Function With Neurotechnology – Megan Moynahan

Megan Moynahan

Megan Moynahan

Over the last several decades, neurotechnologies have successfully demonstrated the ability to restore hand function, trunk stability, respiration, bladder, bowel function, standing and stepping for people with spinal cord injury. However, few have made it to commercial reality. This presentation explores the pathway to commercialization and what we might expect to see in coming years.

Megan Moynahan, MS, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Functional Restoration (IFR), a non-profit organization based at Case Western Reserve University that has the mission to restore function to people with spinal cord injury by building a sustainable commercial enterprise for neuromodulation systems. The IFR’s unique commercialization approach assures the steady translation of proven technologies out of research and into stable commercial availability. The IFR is currently shepherding a multi-function neuromodulation system through the regulatory and commercialization stages, with the support from both philanthropy and traditional grants. She holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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