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Neuroscience equipment
Collaborative agreement on exablate neuro technology
Neuroscience equipment : 26 August, 2016
Insightec and Siemens have signed an agreement on the the development of integrated MRI and exablate neuro technology
 
Brain monitoring market research report
Neuroscience equipment : 20 January, 2014
A new report focuses on the international market for brain monitoring equipment to 2017
 
New dementia test available for the over 50 age group
Neuroscience equipment : 16 January, 2014
Tests have confirmed the effectiveness of Cognigram in performing cognitive testing to discover signs of the early stages of the onset of dementia
 
Deep brain stimulation system becomes the first to sense and record brain activity while delivering therapy
Neuroscience equipment : 12 August, 2013
Medtronic is announcing the first implant of a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that, for the first time, enables the sensing and recording of select brain activity while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy.
 
SRI International points to biomarker that could track Huntington's disease progression
Neuroscience equipment : 08 July, 2013
A team of SRI International researchers demonstrates that measurements of electrical activity in the brains of mouse models of Huntington's disease could indicate the presence of disease before the onset of major symptoms.
 
Study shows deep brain stimulation system improves motor function for patients with Parkinson's disease
Neuroscience equipment : 18 June, 2013
Patients with Parkinson's disease using the Boston Scientific's Vercise DBS (deep brain stimulation) System are showing an improvement in motor scores according to interim data from the VANTAGE DBS study.
 
St Jude Medical signs agreement to purchase Spinal Modulation
Neuroscience equipment : 10 June, 2013
St Jude Medical enters into a series of agreements under which St Jude Medical made a $40 million equity investment in Spinal Modulation, a company that has developed an innovative neuromodulation therapy that provides a new pain management option for patients with chronic, intractable pain.
 
St Jude Medical receives CE Mark approval of DBS systems for both primary and secondary dystonia therapy
Neuroscience equipment : 12 April, 2013
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval of its Brio, Libra and LibraXP deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems for managing the symptoms of intractable primary and secondary dystonia.
 
Sorin Group completes further investment in Enopace Biomedical
Neuroscience equipment : 04 March, 2013
Sorin Group makes an additional minority investment linked with an option-to-buy in Enopace Biomedical, an early-stage company focused on the development of a neuromodulation system to treat patients with Heart Failure.
 
Soterix Medical reports positive results from Harvard Medical School's HD-tDCS fibromyalgia trial
Neuroscience equipment : 22 February, 2013
Soterix Medical is reporting positive results of a double-blind, sham-controlled, crossover trial of 18 patients with Fibromyalgia conducted at Harvard Medical School.
 
ZOLL receives approval in Japan for intravascular temperature management technology
Neuroscience equipment : 08 February, 2013
ZOLL Medical receives Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with the company's Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM) technology which is the first intravascular temperature management system to receive Shonin approval in Japan.
 
Reha Technology receives financial boost for healthcare investor HBM BioCapital II
Neuroscience equipment : 22 January, 2013
Reha Technology closES the financing by HBM BioCapital II which is a private equity partnership advised by HBM Partners, Switzerland.
 
Soterix Medical completes a Phase-1 Stroke-Aphasia trial
Neuroscience equipment : 17 January, 2013
New York-based medical device company Soterix Medical completes a Phase-1 Stroke-Aphasia trial using the company's revolutionary and proprietary non-invasive brain targeting platform called High Definition-Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation ( HD-tDCS ).
 
Natus plans to acquire Grass Technologies Product Group from Astro-Med
Neuroscience equipment : 08 January, 2013
Natus Medical has entered into a definitive agreement with Astro-Med that will see Natus acquire the Grass Technologies Product Group from Astro-Med.
 
Navigated Brain Therapy offers treatment for depression and stroke rehabilitation
Neuroscience equipment : 11 December, 2012
Nexstim's Navigated Brain Therapy (NBT) System now meets the requirements of the European Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and is the NBT System is the first non-invasive, non-systemic therapeutic device CE-marked to offer patients a personalized treatment for major depression.
 
First US patient is implanted in Functional Neuromodulation study of DBS for Alzheimers
Neuroscience equipment : 10 December, 2012
The first US patient to enroll in Functional Neuromodulation's ADvance Study successfully receives an implant with a deep brain stimulation (DBS) system.
 
Sorin Group acquires Neurotech to accelerate neurostimulation plans
Neuroscience equipment : 14 November, 2012
Sorin Group is acquiring Neurotech, a developer of neurostimulation devices.
 
Peripheral nerve stimulation study shows benefit for chronic migraine patients
Neuroscience equipment : 04 October, 2012
St Jude Medical is announcing publication of results from the first large-scale study of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital nerves in patients suffering from chronic migraine.
 
Boston Scientific launches new deep brain stimulation system in Europe
Neuroscience equipment : 02 October, 2012
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark approval for use of the company's Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
 
Cyberonics becomes new investor in Cerbomed
Neuroscience equipment : 24 September, 2012
Medical device company cerbomed from Erlangen, Germany, is welcoming Cyberonics as new investor and minority shareholder, with an initial investment of Euros 2 million.
 
Smallest rechargeable device to treat chronic migraine receives CE Mark approval
Neuroscience equipment : 21 September, 2012
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval of the company's Eon family of neurostimulators for patients with intractable chronic migraine.
 
NeuroSigma receives CE Mark for non-invasive treatment for epilepsy and depression
Neuroscience equipment : 07 September, 2012
NeuroSigma receives CE Certification for the company's external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system, called the Monarch, for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and major depressive disorder, for adults and children nine years and older.
 
US FDA allows InSightec to begin Phase I clinical trial for ExAblate Neuro system
Neuroscience equipment : 22 August, 2012
InSightec receives approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a Phase I clinical trial evaluating the use of its ExAblate Neuro system for the treatment of patients with tremor dominant Parkinson's Disease.
 
K2M to partner Cadwell Laboratories to offer neuromonitoring solution
Neuroscience equipment : 20 August, 2012
K2M is partnering with Cadwell Laboratories, a leading manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic and monitoring products for neurophysiology, to provide a neuromonitoring solution for the company's RAVINE Lateral Access System.
 
Highland Instruments receives SBIR Grant for clinical evaluation of non-invasive brain stimulation
Neuroscience equipment : 02 August, 2012
Highland Instruments receives a multi-year SBIR Grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH-NINDS) for the clinical evaluation of Highland's ElectroSonic Stimulation (ESStim) technology for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.
 
First patient enrolls in study for DBS in patients with refractory epilepsy
Neuroscience equipment : 20 March, 2012
A patient from Kempenhaeghe-Heeze in The Netherlands is the first patient to be enrolled into the MORE (MedtrOnic Registry for Epilepsy) Registry which is designed to look at the long-term efficacy, quality of life impact and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with refractory epilepsy.
 
Medtronic DBS therapy receives Health Canada license
Neuroscience equipment : 19 March, 2012
Medtronic receives from Health Canada a license for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for refractory epilepsy patients.
 
First patient enrolled into European registry for DBS study
Neuroscience equipment : 14 March, 2012
A patient from Kempenhaeghe-Heeze (The Netherlands) is the first patient to be enrolled into the MORE (MedtrOnic Registry for Epilepsy) Registry which is designed to look at the long-term efficacy, quality of life impact and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with refractory epilepsy.
 
Greatbatch acquires NeuroNexus Technologies
Neuroscience equipment : 21 February, 2012
Greatbatch acquires NeuroNexus Technologies for approximately $12 million in cash, including the assumption of debt and future considerations.
 
GE Healthcare signs EP portfolio deal with Biosense Webster
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
GE Healthcare signs a long-term agreement with Biosense Webster, in which the companies will co-distribute their leading electrophysiology (EP) systems - including GE's CardioLab EP Recording Systems and Biosense Webster's CARTO 3 navigation system - in the USA, and will collaborate to enhance the functional integration of their recording, imaging and 3D mapping systems.
 
Deep Brain Stimulation study shows Parkinson's disease benefits
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
Results from the first St Jude Medical controlled study on deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) are released and show they statistically significant, demonstrating that participants in the stimulation group averaged an increase of 4.27 hours of "on time," compared with an increase of 1.77 hours in the group without stimulation.
 
ViewSite Brain Access System receives SFDA clearance in China
Neuroscience equipment : 23 December, 2011
Devon Medical Products receives clearance to market the ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) neurosurgery device in the People's Republic of China from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), the country's governing medical device body.
 
Neurostimulator uses motion sensor to provide patient comfort
Neuroscience equipment : 22 November, 2011
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Medtronic's AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system, the first and only chronic pain treatment that harnesses motion sensor technology found in smart phones and computer gaming systems to provide effective pain relief and convenience by automatically adapting stimulation levels to the needs of people with chronic back and/or leg pain.
 
Study shows deep brain stimulation benefits severe depression patients
Neuroscience equipment : 21 November, 2011
Results from the first multi-centre pilot study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for major depressive disorder sponsored by St Jude Medical confirm the benefit of treating patients suffering from severe depression with deep Bbrain stimulation.
 
Neurostimulation lead receives Japanes MHLW approval
Neuroscience equipment : 10 October, 2011
St Jude Medical receives regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Penta surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy to manage chronic pain.
 
GE Healthcare agrees to distribute NTrainer from KC BioMedix
Neuroscience equipment : 09 September, 2011
GE Healthcare signs an agreement with KC BioMedix that grants GE Healthcare's Maternal Infant Care division (MIC) exclusive rights for distribution and marketing of the KC BioMedix NTrainer pulsatile neurostimulation system.
 
Neurostimulation device to treat chronic migraine earns CE Mark approval
Neuroscience equipment : 07 September, 2011
St Jude Medical receives the industry's first and only regulatory approval for the use of an implanted neurostimulation device for patients with intractable chronic migraine.
 
Masimo receives CE Mark for EEG-based brain function monitor
Neuroscience equipment : 26 August, 2011
Masimo receives the CE Mark for the company's SEDLine brain function monitor - expanding access to and availability of SEDLine's advanced neuromonitoring technology to hospitals and clinicians across Europe.
 
Study shows Medtronic InterStim Therapy offers bowel control improvements
Neuroscience equipment : 17 August, 2011
New published data from a multicentre, prospective trial show that sacral nerve stimulation using Medtronic InterStim Therapy reduced incontinent episodes and increased quality of life in a majority of patients with chronic faecal incontinence at three years of follow up.
 
SLaM launches new Developmental Neuropsychology Service for children
Neuroscience equipment : 29 March, 2011
SLaM is launching a new service for children and adolescents with neurological conditions.
 
Medtronic launches new neurostimulator for deep brain stimulation therapy
Neuroscience equipment : 18 March, 2011
Medtronic is announcing the new Activa SC neurostimulator for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy’s commercial availability throughout the USA and Europe with the first US implant of the technology.
 
First patients enroll in TREVO 2 clot retriever clinical trial
Neuroscience equipment : 11 February, 2011
The first patients enroll in TREVO 2 ( T hrombectomy RE vascularization of large V essel O cclusions) at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
 
IMI provides IONM services for MidMichigan Health
Neuroscience equipment : 01 February, 2011
Impulse Monitoring (IMI) signs an agreement with MidMichigan Health, Midland, Michigan, USA to provide services that will comprise real-time professional oversight of cases performed by MidMichigan’s IONM technologists.
 
Deep brain stimulation therapy management system receives TGA approval
Neuroscience equipment : 25 January, 2011
St Jude Medical receives regulatory approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of its Athena programmer, a deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy management system.
 
Intraoperative nerve monitoring offers thyroid surgery benefits
Neuroscience equipment : 25 January, 2011
Neurosign, a division of Magstim, is announcing that the Neurosign range of intraoperative nerve monitoring devices is in accordance with the guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in 2008 (Ref 1) on the use of intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery.
 
Boston Scientific acquires Intelect Medical to advance DBS therapy technologies
Neuroscience equipment : 06 January, 2011
Boston Scientific acquires Intelect Medical, which is a development-stage company located in Boston that is developing advanced neuromodulation technologies for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy.
 
Boston Scientific sells off neurovascular business to Stryker
Neuroscience equipment : 04 January, 2011
Boston Scientific completes the sale of the company's neurovascular business to Stryker.
 
Clinical study finds neurostimulation is effective for low back pain relief
Neuroscience equipment : 06 December, 2010
Two-year results in a post-market clinical study which evaluated neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulation) for the management of chronic low back pain show that 70 percent of neurostimulation patients reported overall pain relief of 50 percent or better at their final two-year visit.
 
Surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy receives CE Mark approval
Neuroscience equipment : 03 December, 2010
St Jude Medical’s Penta surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy receives European CE Mark approval and regulatory and reimbursement approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
 
US FDA clears Multi-Lead Trialing Cable for spinal cord stimulation therapy test
Neuroscience equipment : 23 November, 2010
The US Food and Drug Administration gives clearance for Medtronic’s Multi-Lead Trialing Cable for use in the patient screening test for Medtronic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy.
 
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