Fairfax Radio 8:00 AM ET 9/7/2021

Our first guest is Tim Swift, Founder & CEO, Roam Robotics. Today will be discussing how the company is expanding Human Mobility With Wearable Robotics. Lightweight, low cost, wearable robotic devices that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Ascend, a first-of-its-kind smart knee orthosis that helps wearers reduce knee pain and improve mobility, is available for pre-orders. Roam’s proprietary technology generates unmatched power-to-weight ratio, utilizes scalable manufacturing techniques and harnesses innovative AI-informed. It is a registered Class I device with the FDA and will be available for purchase directly and covered by private and Medicare insurance, radically expanding public accessibility to wearable robotic devices.For more information about Ascend, visit: www.ascend.health
For more information about Roam Robotics, visit: www.roamrobotics.com

Kalvin Lung, MD, MS,Thoracic SurgeryOur second guest today is Dr. Kalvin Lung,  Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine.  Dr. Lung assists with COVID and non-COVID lung transplant procedures will discuss the importance of this technology and the strides being made in combating lung disease. Lung transplantation is the last resort for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, there is currently a global shortage of donated lungs which sadly results in deaths among patients on the waitlist. At the same time, many donated lungs are deemed unsuitable for transplantation and go unutilized. To help rescue potentially viable lungs – and those initially deemed “unacceptable” for transplant – the FDA has approved a device that flushes and oxygenates the donated lung once it’s outside of the body while washing it in a preservative. Nicknamed “lungs in a box,” the XVIVO perfusion system allows lungs to be ventilated and kept at body temperature for up to five hours, giving surgeons the opportunity to assess their suitability for transplant. For more information please visit www.nm.org/radio

Our last guest is Alan N. VanderMolen, Community & Communications Officer, SC Johnson. Today he will discuss what you need to know about Closed Loop Recycling and how popular sports teams are pitching in to combat Plastic Waste. Did you know in the U.S., just eight percent of plastic is recycled according to the EPA? To combat this issue, SC Johnson has teamed up with the partners from Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Milwaukee Brewers, to create new recycling systems aimed at collecting and recycling plastic bottles and cups into everyday household cleaning products. Mr. VanderMolen sits on the boards of the Planet Water Foundation and the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. He is also a member of the curriculum advisory board of Hong Kong Baptist University. He has spoken on roundtables at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the World Economic Forum’s Anti-Corruption Conference. For more information go to:https://www.plasticstoday.com/packaging/sc-johnson-partners-brewers-and-bucks-upcycle-arena-cups

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