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LowCountry Company Launches Blink Device

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I’ll have to be honest with you, I had no idea that how many times you blink is something that may indicate whether or not you could have biological complications as a result.  But our next guest knew and his company has created the world's first FDA-cleared medical device for the assessment of the blink reflex. 

Mike Switzer interviews Ryan Fiorini, founder of blinktbi in Charleston, SC and winner of the 2020 Innovision Technology Development Award.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.