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InVivo Therapeutics CEO to Present at TEDxBoston.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- InVivo Therapeutics CEO Frank Reynolds has been invited to speak at the 2010 TEDxBoston conference, where x=independently organized TED event, which is designed to leverage ideas to help create a better world. The conference will be held at the World Trade Center Boston on July 29th, 2010. Presenters include innovators, leaders, educators and scientists who have a passion for their fields, and vary from executives of top global companies to creators of groundbreaking media. Reynolds, an innovator and entrepreneur in the life sciences sector, will be presenting on this year's central theme of 'Revolutionary Ideas.'

TEDxBoston Curator Danielle D. Duplin invited Reynolds to speak at the independently organized TED event. Of the choice Duplin said "We look for innovators who have the passion, curiosity and tenacity to change the world with their revolutionary ideas. We were inspired by Frank's personal journey to start a company that is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury based on a radical and promising new technique. His story combines enthusiasm, scientific discovery, and bravery and we're looking forward to sharing it with the world."

Last year's TED conference in Long Beach sold out the entire venue of 1,400 seats a year ahead of the conference date, and attendees included producers, CEOs, billionaires, celebrities, and authors. Audience members listen to eighteen-minute talks from intelligent and innovating people who provide them with new insights. Previous speakers have included Al Gore, former president Bill Clinton, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Others include Lost producer JJ Abrams, cellist YoYo Ma, and leadership coach Tony Robbins.

"In my opinion, TED is the world's leading conference on innovation," said Reynolds. "My MBA from M.I.T. is in global innovation, and I used the knowledge I gained from this program in building InVivo Therapeutics Corporation into what we expect to be a new clinical franchise in medicine."

When asked about presenting at this year's event Reynolds said, "I look forward to discussing the innovative processes that we utilize every day at InVivo Therapeutics. In the history of spinal cord injury research no one has ever proven any therapeutic effect in monkeys. I'll discuss the innovative technologies we've used to get monkeys running in just two or three weeks after being paralyzed."

InVivo Therapeutics Corporation is a Cambridge, MA medical device company focused on combining polymers and stem cells to restore function in individuals paralyzed as a result of traumatic spinal cord injury. The company was founded in 2005 on the basis of research initiated in the laboratories of Robert Langer, PhD, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jay Vacanti, MD, of the Massachusetts General and Children's Hospitals in Boston, and Yang Teng, PhD, MD, of Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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