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University researchers helped the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson's treatment reach FDA approval.

Led by neurology department chairman Dr. Jerrold Vitek and backed by the state-funded MnDRIVE research program, the U of M Medical School played a key role in the multi-site “INTREPID” clinical study, which was completed shortly before the FDA decision.

The full story was published in Twin Cities Business in January 2018.