Brain stimulation anti-depression device gains CE marking

A Finnish company won a CE marking to use a noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device to treat depression. Nexstim Oy said the regulatory certification also green-lights the Navigated Brain Therapy (NBT) device as a treatment for stroke recovery above and beyond conventional rehabilitation. Rather than rely on deep brain stimulation, which requires an implant, the company's system counts on an MRI to visualize a brain's electric field to maximize treatment targeting. A patient wears a transcranial magnetic stimulation coil over the head through which the treatment is given. Nexstim is far from alone in the market, however. Neuronetics, for example, obtained a CE marking earlier this year for a related, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device to treat depression. Item

Suggested Articles

The former Fierce 15 winner’s SuperMap program was cleared to guide electrophysiologists in the treatment of stable and transient arrhythmias.

Insulet announced new agreements with Abbott and Dexcom to connect their continuous glucose monitors with its upcoming tubeless, digital insulin pump,

In an SEC filing, Baxter International disclosed that it may have overstated its income over multiple years, inflating it by about $276 million.