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Neuronetics ranked #8 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*


Neu­ro­net­ics received FDA clear­ance for Neu­roStar TMS Ther­apy in 2008. Neu­roStar uses tran­scra­nial mag­netic stim­u­la­tion as a form of neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion to treat depres­sion in patients who have not responded ade­quately to other depres­sion treat­ments. Read the rest of this entry »

Open question: Can coffee & Ritalin’s mental effects be delivered, safely, over a smartphone?



Will 2015 be the year our smart­phones link up to our brains? (Pop­u­lar Science):

Thync bills itself first and fore­most as a neu­ro­science com­pany. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wear­able device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s elec­tri­cal state through tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Taking health (and brain health) care “beyond the pill”

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How Device Mak­ers Can Take Health­care “Beyond the Pill” (Med­ical Device and Diag­nos­tic Industry):

One thing is clear: Pharma’s com­mit­ment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.

Each and every pharma com­pany seems to have formed a divi­sion or a strate­gic team to explore new ser­vices around patient com­pli­ance, pop­u­la­tion health data and fur­ther­ing con­nec­tiv­ity for improv­ing patient man­age­ment… Read the rest of this entry »

AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Corinna_LathanHappy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of Anthro­Tronix, will dis­cuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clear­ance of their DANA neu­rocog­ni­tive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th), dur­ing the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables.

Dr. Corinna Lathan leads Anthro­Tronix, a bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment com­pany and pio­neer in mobile plat­form tech­nol­ogy. Their DANA™ prod­uct is Read the rest of this entry »

Rethinking Alzheimer’s research, beyond amyloid deposition, via new funding models

Alzheimer_Word_cloud_conceptHow a new approach to fund­ing Alzheimer’s research could pay off (MIT News):

More than 5 mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from Alzheimer’s dis­ease, the afflic­tion that erodes mem­ory and other men­tal capac­i­ties, but no drugs tar­get­ing the dis­ease have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion since 2003…Lo and three co-authors pro­pose Read the rest of this entry »

Is the future of brain sensors and signals open-source or commercial? (Hint: Probably both)

OpenEphysNeu­ro­sci­en­tists Join the Open-Source Hard­ware Move­ment (IEEE Spectrum):

Grad­u­ate stu­dents Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts were plan­ning an ambi­tious series of exper­i­ments at their MIT neu­ro­science labs in 2011 when they ran into a prob­lem. Read the rest of this entry »

BRAIN Initiative: New call to action amidst growing skepticism

humanconnectomeA White House Call To Action to Advance the BRAIN Ini­tia­tive (press release):

Under this ini­tia­tive, Fed­eral agen­cies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Insti­tutes of Health (NIH), the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion (NSF), and the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion (FDA) are sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment and appli­ca­tion of inno­v­a­tive, new tech­nolo­gies that can cre­ate a dynamic under­stand­ing of brain func­tion and its rela­tion­ship to behav­ior Read the rest of this entry »

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