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NEWTOWN, PA – December 16, 2014 – Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (CSE: HSM) (“Helius”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a second broad patent related to the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (“PoNS™”) device and the associated therapeutic modality. The PoNSTM, 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 MS.

U.S. Patent No. 8,909,345, “Non-Invasive Neuromodulation (NINM) for Rehabilitation of Brain Function”, issued on December 9, 2014, is generally directed to a non-invasive neuromodulation therapy that includes stimulating the cranial nerves found in the mouth while the patient is engaged simultaneously in physical movement.

“These issued broad patents relate to rehabilitation of brain function while engaging in physical movement. They are key to defining the PoNS™ as a device that, with approval, will enable both the neurologist and physiotherapist to optimize care for the neurology patient,” said Philippe Deschamps, Chief Executive Officer of Helius.

Helius continues to aggressively protect the PoNS™ technology and related therapies. This USPTO issuance is the second broad patent Helius has received related to the PoNSTM device and the associated therapeutic modality. The first PoNSTM patent, US Patent No. 8,849,407, was issued on September 30, 2014. The Company recently filed more than two dozen patent applications directed towards valuable technical features and ornamental design elements of the PoNSTM device. Helius expects to file additional patent applications to protect its technology, designs and therapeutic methods as they evolve.

About Helius Medical Technologies (HMT)

Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. The Company’s mission is to develop, license and acquire non-invasive treatments designed to help patients affected by neurological symptoms caused by disease or trauma. Helius 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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