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Nov 21, 2014 - The Deal Pipeline
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Medical device maker Cyberonics Inc. (CYBX) is facing several threats to its business, including a weed.

Cyberonics makes an implantable device that stimulates the vagus nerve and provides relief for patients suffering from refactory epilepsy, or epilepsy that doesn't respond to many of the medications. Although electrodes have to be implanted in the neck, it is still not as invasive as surgery on the brain. The company also markets its product to help with depression that likewise hasn't ...