NEWTOWN, PA – Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (CSE: HSM) (“HMT”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce today that U.S. Patent No. 8,849,407, “Non-Invasive Neuromodulation (NINM) for Rehabilitation of Brain Function,” has been granted by the US Patent Office (USPTO). Helius has an exclusive license to this patent, which is core to protecting the Portable NeuroModulation Stimulator (PoNS™) device and the associated therapeutic modality. The PoNS™, an investigational medical device that induces neuromodulation by stimulating the cranial nerves found in the tongue, is initially being studied for the treatment of balance disorder symptoms caused by Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) and Multiple Sclerosis.
Helius’ patent strategy, which is being executed by Joe Capraro and his team at Proskauer Rose LLP, is to pursue patent protection for the core platform technology as well to patent protect evolving device design concepts. Helius has numerous other patent applications either in process or pending adjudication from the USPTO.
“Protecting the broad applicability of the Helius technology is core to the creation of shareholder value. This, combined with clinical programs designed to prove applicability for the PoNS device in the treatment of a wide range of neurological symptoms, regardless of the underlying disease state, is anticipated to align the interest of the shareholders, the medical community and most importantly, the patients,” said Philippe Deschamps, Chief Executive Officer of Helius.
About Helius Medical Technologies (HMT)
Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology holding company focused on neurological wellness. HMT seeks to use unique and non-invasive platform technologies that create portals to the brain to amplify its ability to heal itself. HMT intends to file for U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the PoNS™ device. For more information, please visit www.heliusmedical.com.
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