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Soterix Medical Inc. announces Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Depression comparing tDCS-LTE against antidepressant drug (Escitalopram)
Date:10/29/2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soterix Medical Inc. announces today a Phase 3 trial for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that will compare Soterix Medical's Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) - Limited Total Energy (LTE) technology against a fully dosed, effective antidepressant Escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro®). The seminal ELECT-TDCS study initiated by Dr. Andre Brunoni of the University of Sao Paulo (cinausp.org) builds on prior work published in 2013 in JAMA Psychiatry. This work combined tDCS with antidepressant sertraline and concluded "in MDD, the combination of tDCS and sertraline increases the efficacy of each treatment. The efficacy and safety of tDCS and sertraline did not differ." The initiated Phase 3 ELECT-TDCS study, with a target enrollment of 240 patients, aims to further assess if tDCS-LTE is similarly effective to antidepressant drug medication but with far fewer side-effects. For this trial, the Soterix Medical 1x1-Clinical Trials (CT) stimulator equipped with proprietary tDCS-LTE technology will provide optimized control of stimulation dose and double-blind study-control features calibrated specifically for  the study. View the LTE paper here.

Dr. Abhishek Datta, CTO of Soterix Medical summarizes "The pivotal ELECT-TDCS neuromodulation study is noteworthy for both its scale and objective to compare with an established drug medication. Most tDCS clinical trials, including the separate ongoing m
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