IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRI Interventions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRIC) (the “Company”), a leading platform neurosurgery company, today announced plans to change its corporate name to ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. As part of the name change, the Company will release a new logo and launch a new website at www.clearpointneuro.com, and its common stock will commence trading under the symbol “CLPT” upon completion of the name change, which is expected to occur on February 14, 2020. The new name was chosen to better reflect the Company’s expanded strategic focus as the medical device extension of its biologics and drug delivery partners.
Joe Burnett, the Company’s President and CEO commented, “Over the past two years we have worked tirelessly as a team to evolve our portfolio of products and services from a neuro navigation system to a neuro therapy enabling platform. The name ClearPoint reflects our success in those efforts and leverages our proven ClearPoint® System already present in more than 60 active clinical sites in the United States. Additionally, ClearPoint Neuro underlines our commitment and focus to treat the most complex neurological disorders. As our portfolio and the procedures our clinical team support expand beyond the MRI suite, the name MRI Interventions is limiting and simply does not capture the vision or value that we will offer moving forward.”
Nasdaq Bell-Ringing Ceremony and Analyst Day
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MRI Interventions / ClearPoint Neuro is scheduled to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market on February 14, 2020. Earlier that day, the Company will host its first ever Analyst Day at the Nasdaq Market Center at noon Eastern Time, which will include product and clinical roadmap presentations, the opportunity to meet with executives and surgeons experienced in using the ClearPoint System, and hands-on demonstrations from the Company’s product development and clinical specialist team members. Investors and analysts interested in attending may do so by contacting Matt Kreps, Darrow Associates Investor Relations, at +1 (214) 597-8200 or email@example.com.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Nasdaq on this important milestone and educational event,” continued Mr. Burnett. “This is an exciting time for the Company, and we believe the meetings and presentations will be valuable for investors and analysts to see not only our portfolio, but also the excitement and dedication of our team members to improve and restore quality of life for patients and their families.”
About MRI Interventions / ClearPoint Neuro
The Company’s mission is to improve and restore quality of life to patients and their families by enabling therapies for the most complex neurological disorders with pinpoint accuracy. Applications of the Company’s current product portfolio include deep-brain stimulation, laser ablation, biopsy, neuro-aspiration, and delivery of drugs, biologics and gene therapy to the brain. The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System has FDA clearance, is CE-marked and is installed in 60 active clinical sites in the United States. The Company’s SmartFlow® cannula is being used in partnership or evaluation with more than 20 individual biologics and drug delivery companies in various stages from preclinical research to late stage regulatory trials. To date, more than 3,500 cases have been performed and supported by the Company’s field-based clinical support team which offers support and services for our partners.
MRI Interventions, Inc.