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Epilepsy Foundation Launches The "Epilepsy Innovation Seal Of Excellence" Recognizing Groundbreaking Product Candidates For People With Epilepsy
Date:7/11/2013

tion with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, taking this program into human clinical studies.  (www.aurimmed.com)
  • The second SEAL recipient is Hovding of Malmo, Sweden for their revolutionary airbag helmet. The product was originally designed to protect cyclists, but also has the potential to offer significant safety features for people with epilepsy.  The goal for Hovding is to obtain $4 million to adapt the bicycle device for falls during seizures and to make the airbag reusable. (www.Hovding.com)
  • "When it comes to money spent on research and innovation, the epilepsy community is tremendously underserved -- especially in comparison to medical conditions of similar or smaller prevalence," said Roger J. Porter, MD, Chief Scientific Officer of the Epilepsy Foundation. "With this SEAL, we have recognized innovative projects in urgent need of funding and resources."

    The Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence will be awarded biannually by the Epilepsy Foundation. Companies, investigators and researchers engaged in product development are encouraged to share research and product development programs of high merit and proof of concept with the Foundation (http://my.epilepsy.com/etp/seal_of_excellence/about). 

    "The Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence represents our commitment to advancing important new products for the betterment of persons with epilepsy worldwide," said Philip M. Gattone, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation.  "Our first prize winners were selected for their potential to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy in a timeframe that matters. I hope support from the Epilepsy Foundation helps mobilize funding from other investors, government agencies an
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