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Date:8/4/2011

or "placebo") did not.  Subjects receiving active treatment showed a 40% responder rate after 18 weeks of daily stimulation compared to a 15% responder rate in the placebo group.  A responder is defined as someone who experiences a greater than 50% reduction in seizures.  In addition to reducing seizures, eTNS™ also improved mood.  These results confirm and extend the findings of DeGiorgio's positive feasibility trial in epilepsy, reported in 2009 in the journal, Neurology.

At the same conference, DeGiorgio also revealed a potential mechanism of action for the eTNS™ treatment of epilepsy.  Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET), significant decreases in regional cerebral blood flow were detected in several regions of the cerebral cortex, which is where seizures originate.

NeuroSigma is currently developing its next generation eTNS™ system and in 2012 anticipates filing a CE Mark application for approval to commence marketing its new eTNS™ system for the treatment of epilepsy in Europe.

In addition, in 2012, the company anticipates filing an IDE for an upcoming multi-center Phase III pivotal trial in the United States.  Neither NeuroSigma nor UCLA are currently enrolling subjects for eTNS™ epilepsy trials.

Future updates regarding clinical trials, including potential enrollment details, and study results will be posted on NeuroSigma's website (www.neurosigma.com).

CAUTION: The eTNS™ system is an investigational device and at this time is limited by United States law for investigational use only in approved research protocols.  NeuroSigma does not recommend the off-label use of nerve or muscle electrical stimulation units for any purpose not approved by the FDA because of the potential risk of injury or death.  

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