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NeuroSigma Invited to Present an Overview of eTNS for the Treatment of Epilepsy and Depression at The Royal Society of Medicine in London
Date:2/11/2013

mmit is described as a forum for 'bright ideas in medicine' and we appreciate this opportunity to meet the UK medical community and, with their help, make this therapy available to patients suffering epilepsy and depression," said Dr. DeGiorgio.

"All of us at NeuroSigma applaud the work done by Dr. DeGiorgio and the teams at UCLA and USC who have worked long and hard to generate promising clinical data and establish the science behind this paradigm shift treatment of epilepsy and depression," added Lodwrick M. Cook, Chairman of NeuroSigma.  "Britain is the place where so many great ideas in medicine have first been adopted.  We would like our 'patch for epilepsy' to follow in this long and distinguished line of innovation."

eTNS in the European Union

NeuroSigma's first TNS product, the Monarch™ eTNS™ System, is currently being marketed to patients in the European Union (EU), with a physician's prescription. In September 2012, NeuroSigma received CE Mark approval for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and major depressive disorder, for adults and children 9 years and older in the EU. The Monarch System was recently unveiled in London at the 10th European Congress on Epileptology.

Background - TNS

The trigeminal nerve is the largest cranial nerve, offering a high-bandwidth pathway for signals to enter the brain.  The trigeminal nerve projects to specific areas of the brain, such as the locus coeruleus, nucleus tractus solitarius, thalamus and the cerebral cortex, which are involved in epilepsy, depression, PTSD, ADHD and other disorders. 

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) is the electrical stimulation of branches of the trigeminal nerve, which are located very close to
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