Editor’s note: Because we feel the subject is of vital interest to FOCUS Newsletter readers, we are publishing excerpts from an article in the Spring 2016 FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report (available to download below).
In this article, in addition to discussing biopharmaceutical developments of interest to the market, we will review some recent stroke rehabilitation strategies as well as the current definition of stroke symptoms and risk factors.
Stroke Rehabilitation and Related Developments
Stroke rehabilitation and recovery continue to be an area of innovation and intense discussion.
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAOOP) is supporting a version of proposed legislation designed to strengthen rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The bill has the support of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group brings readers key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. The new FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report includes:
- “Innovation and the Future of Stroke Rehabilitation” by Craig Ladkin, Managing Director, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
In public markets, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) jumped 11.1% in this most recent three-month period. This marked the index’s second straight reporting period of robust gains. The performance of the CSPI looked even stronger compared to the performance of the broader market indices…
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