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Brainsway Closes Gap Between Devices And Drugs With Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Following a series of private investments and strategic acquisitions, Brainsway Ltd. announced it had received CE mark approval for a new therapy for chronic neuropathic pain, bringing another potential neurostimulation treatment to market in Europe. Meanwhile, the company reported positive interim results on its clinical trial of a treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder, adding to positive results from a pivotal multicenter trial studying its therapy for major depression. These trials validate a new device treatment for conditions that neurologists and psychiatrists typically treat with drugs.

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