ElectroCore Brings Next-Gen Vagus Nerve Stimulator To US With Innovative Sales Channel
US FDA cleared the gammaCore Sapphire non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine and episodic cluster headache. Electrocore also recently signed a deal with UpScript to provide a direct-to-patient sales channel for gammaCore.
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