Promising results for severe depression pilot study
Lighthouse | 3 March 2021
Trinity Delta view: TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) offers clear clinical and economic benefits in treating MDD (major depressive disorder). However, such treatment is limited by its long duration, typically five outpatient sessions per week over six weeks. Accelerated treatment regimens employing shorter, more intensive protocols have clear potential, with numerous additional benefits to patients, providers, and payors. Such protocols require highly accurate targeting, hence Nexstim’s NBT (Navigated Brain Therapy) system is particularly well suited as the SmartFocus platform provides precise, reliable, and reproducible navigation. Further development of accelerated protocols are a key component of Nexstim’s 2020-24 strategic plan, with successful outcomes in the future registrational studies opening a material, and commercially attractive, new inpatient treatment segment for NBT.
3 March 2021
Nexstim is a targeted neuro-modulation company that has developed a proprietary navigated rTMS platform for use in diagnostics (NBS) and therapeutics (NBT). NBS is used in planning brain surgery while NBT is focused on depression and chronic pain. FDA approval for depression was given in 2017, and the focus is on its commercial roll out in the US, Europe and Asia.
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