Helius Medical Technologies Names Dr. Brian Bapty as VP, Strategy and Business Development and Grants Stock Options
(Newtown PA) – October 28, 2015 – Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (CSE: HSM; OTCQB: HSDT) (“Helius” or “the Company”), a medical technology company focused on the treatment of neurological symptoms caused by disease or trauma, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Brian Bapty as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Dr. Bapty received his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and his B.Sc. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia. His extensive experience in capital markets and prior work with institutional investors will be invaluable as Helius continues to attract investor interest and build shareholder value with the development of its patented technology that is believed will enable the first non-invasive means for delivering neurostimulation through the oral cavity (the “PoNS™”).
The Company also announced that it has granted incentive stock options, exercisable to purchase up to an aggregate of 950,000 shares of the Company, to consultants and officers of Helius. All options are subject to any earlier termination in accordance with their terms. The options are exercisable at a price of CAD $0.84. 614,000 options vest immediately, and the remaining 336,000 options vest at a rate of 14% every 6 months.
About the PoNS™
The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) device is an investigational medical device being studied for the treatment of neurological symptoms caused by disease or trauma. The PoNSTM is currently being studied in the United States and Canada for the treatment of balance disorder for subjects with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), and in Canada for the treatment of gait and balance disorder for subjects with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The PoNSTM device is a non-invasive means for delivering neurostimulation through the tongue. Researchers believe that use of the tongue as a gateway to the brain may be one of the most natural, non-invasive and direct ways to stimulate the brain. The tongue is anatomically unique, being richly innervated by thousands of nerve fibers and interconnected to the brainstem by two major cranial nerves.
About Helius Medical Technologies (HMT)
Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. HMT seeks to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain’s 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. The contents of this website are not, and should not be deemed to be, incorporated by reference herein.
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