Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2013

Brainsway launches Deep TMS device in the US

Brainsway will unveil the Deep TMS for the US market at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in mid-May in San Francisco.

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Brainsway Ltd. (TASE:BRIN) announced that will next week initiate sales of its Deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) device in the US for non-invasive treatment of major depression, after completing production of the first 100 devices at a standard suitable for marketing.

Brainsway’s share price rose 4.9% to NIS 60.07, by midday on the news, giving a market cap of NIS 770 million.

Brainsway will unveil the Deep TMS for the US market at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual meeting in mid-May in San Francisco.

In late 2012, Brainsway obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Deep TMS device for the treatment of depression in patients who fail to respond to therapeutics during a depression episode. Health Canada approved the product for this indication shortly afterwards.

 

In late February, Brainsway CEO Uzi Sofer told “Globes” that the company was considering using the centers of excellence model to sell its products in the US. This model is based on contracts with a leading US mental health clinic chain with 100 clinics, none of which are more than a 30-minute drive for a patient. Each clinic serves as a treatment center and as distributor of medical devices to smaller clinics in the area and as a technical support and training center for staff in the use of the devices.

About Brainsway Ltd.

 Brainsway Ltd. Develops of Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) systems, novel, noninvasive medical device for treatment of a wide range of neurological and psychopathological disorders.

In principle, any brain-related disorder that is associated with pathological activity of specific brain areas may be treated by this method.  Potential applications include depression, addiction, schizophrenia, obesity, eating disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder.  The technology of  Brainsway is based on patents filed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and by the company.  Brainsway has an exclusive license from the NIH for the patent and technology.  Brainsway has recently received marketing approvals in Europe for treatment of major depression, bipolar depression and negative symptoms of schizophrenia with one version of their deep TMS H-Coil, and for Parkinson’s disease with another version of the H-Coil.

 

 

 

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