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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Announces FDA Approval for Human Trials of Its Brain Implant Technology

CBC News | May 26, 2023

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Brain implant company says U.S. regulator approval is 'important first step' to launching their technology

  • FDA Greenlights Neuralink for Human Trials:
    • Neuralink, the innovative brain-implant company led by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, announced that it has secured approval from U.S. regulators to initiate testing its pioneering device in human subjects.
    • This marks a significant milestone for the tech giant, opening up unprecedented possibilities in the realm of neurotechnology.
    • Neuralink's Promise for Treating Brain Disorders and Injuries: The device, a revolutionary brain-computer interface about the size of a large coin, is designed to be implanted in the skull, potentially restoring vision and improving motor control in patients.
      • Musk's vision extends to bridging signals from the brain to Neuralink devices in the spinal cord, which could offer transformative treatment options for severe neurological conditions.

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  • The Beginning of a New Era in Neurotech:
    • Despite the remarkable promise of this technology, it's still considered an "investigational device" and its safety and efficacy are yet to be fully established.
    • The approval for clinical trials signifies the beginning of an exciting era in neurotechnology, promising unprecedented advancements in understanding and treating brain-related health conditions.

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