Afferent Corporation, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is developing of a new class of medical devices to treat chronic neurologic dysfunction. Its lead technology enhances the function of mechanoreceptor cells involved in sensory perception as a means to restore brain function following a stroke, to address complications resulting from diabetic neuropathy, and to improve elderly balance. Afferent's development efforts are being pursued in collaboration with leading biomedical and clinical researchers throughout the United States. Building on this technology platform, Afferent aims to establish a leadership position in the emerging field of neurotherapeutic devices.
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Feb 23, 2017
Afferent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Afferent founded?
Afferent was founded in 2000.
Where is Afferent's headquarters?
Afferent's headquarters is located at 275 Westminster Street, Providence.
What is Afferent's latest funding round?
Afferent's latest funding round is Corporate Minority.
How much did Afferent raise?
Afferent raised a total of $4M.
Who are the investors of Afferent?
Investors of Afferent include Stryker, Boston University Technology Development, Nitta, Slater Technology Fund, PJC and 5 more.
Who are Afferent's competitors?
Competitors of Afferent include NeuroPace, MicroTransponder, Tepha, Endologix, Spinal Restoration and 13 more.
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