Tag-Archive for ◊ Neuromodulation ◊

• Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

American doctors have begun implanting a new deep-brain stimulation system by Medtronic Inc. that senses and records brain activity at the same time it delivers therapy to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, essential tremors and epilepsy, the company announced Thursday. The Activa PC+S deep-brain stimulation system may allow researchers to actually make the link to brain signals […]

• Thursday, December 05th, 2013

FDA Clears TYRX Antibacterial Envelope for Use with Spinal Cord Neuromodulators MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TYRX, Inc. announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for expanded indications in marketing the AIGISRx N Antibacterial Envelope for use with spinal cord neuromodulators. This comes after the recent FDA clearance of the AIGISRx […]

• Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Sitoa Global Announces Exclusive Letter of Intent With UC San Francisco, New Business Strategy and Corporate Restructuring HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Nov 25, 2013) – Sitoa Global Inc. (“Sitoa Global”, or “the Company”) (OTCQB: STOA) announced today that it entered into an exclusive letter of intent (“LOI”) with the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) […]

• Thursday, November 21st, 2013

“Virtual reality hands” – controlled by stroke survivors’ thoughts – could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. “Using a brain-computer interface, we’ve created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery to […]

• Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an implantable brain-stimulating device for patients with hard-to-treat epilepsy. The agency said it cleared Neuropace’s RNS Stimulator to reduce seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications. The device is implanted in the skull beneath the scalp and attaches to one or two wires […]

• Monday, October 07th, 2013

Synergetics USA Inc. reported net income of $1.4 million in the fourth quarter ended July 31, down 26 percent from the same period last year due to weak activity in emerging markets. “Our international results were softer than anticipated, driven by ongoing weakness in our base business and lower contributions from emerging markets compared to last […]

• Friday, September 27th, 2013

Bioness Appoints Todd Cushman as President & CEO VALENCIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bioness Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has named Todd Cushman as the company’s President and CEO in an effort to refine its strategy and reorganize the company’s core operations to better support its strategic growth opportunities. Cushman has been involved in […]

• Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Medical device giant Medtronic informs Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Hospital that borrowed neurosurgical tools may have been contaminated with a deadly brain disease. Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) warned that a pair of New England hospitals that rented surgical instruments may have exposed 7 patients to a deadly brain disease, according to reports. Local healthcare authorities warned that 6 additional patients […]

• Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea […]

• Thursday, September 05th, 2013

Jan Medical Announces Corporate Collaboration With, and Further Investment By, Brainlab MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jan Medical and Brainlab today announced a collaboration and Series B funding efforts to complete two clinical trials and the subsequent filing of two product 510(k)s with the FDA. Brainlab will also add a member representative to the Jan Medical […]