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QCollar FDA Authorization News

FDA authorizes marketing of novel device to help protect athlete's brains during head impacts

“Today’s action provides an additional piece of protective equipment athletes can wear when playing sports to help protect their brains from the effects of repetitive head impacts while still wearing the personal protective equipment associated with the sport,” said Christopher M. Loftus, M.D., acting director of the Office of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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Fast Company: This FDA-approved collar is designed to prevent brain injuries in athletes

"As Talavage sees the Q-Collar today, it’s still not a panacea to prevent concussive injuries, but it can make a difference in the safety of a sport. “The collar here is providing, in my opinion, the first protective equipment item that actually does something.”"

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Carolina Panthers great Luke Kuechly promotes Q-Collar he believes extended his career

"Kuechly dealt with concussions and retired two years ago, but he is confident the Q-Collar helped him stay on the field."

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Associated Press: Q-Collar gives Bills linebacker Klein sense of protection

“I looked at all the research and I decided to wear it,” Klein said. “If anything, it’s going to make me feel more secure, more protected. It’s actually weird now. If I don’t have it on when I’m on the field, I feel kind of naked. So it’s one of those things that I have adapted to that I feel like I have to wear one.”

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The Q-Collar is Making a Difference on the Hardwood

The Q-Collar is making a difference on the basketball court. Check out the great feature below on University of Texas Women's Basketball star Audrey Warren, who is wearing the Q-collar this season.

VIDEO COURTESY OF LONGHORN NETWORK

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