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MicroTransponder Raises Funds for Clinical Trials of Serenity VNS IPG for Treating Tinnitus

MicroTransponder, Inc. of Dallas, TX has raised $3.4 million to carry out clinical trials of its Vivistim System to help restore functionality in the upper limbs of stroke patients, and its Serenity System designed to “rewire” the auditory cortex of tinnitus patients. The company intends to secure a CE mark for both systems next year, and then

 
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Increase in Temperature from AIMDs Dissipating Endogenous Heat

Active Implantable Medical Devices generate heat as a result of resistive losses in their circuitry, exothermic reaction in their batteries, eddy-current heating due to inductive recharge, friction between mechanical components, etc.  The European Standard which regulates AIMDs limits the heating of the outer surface of an AIMD to 2ºC above normal body temperature.  Despite the

 
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ElectroCore’s Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation – An Interesting Challenge to Implantable VNS Systems

Surgically accessing the Vagus Nerve is not trivial, and implanting a VNS system involving cuff electrodes is risky and recovery is lengthy.  Enter ElectroCore Medical of Bernards Township, New Jersey – it is developing non-invasive VNS therapies that treat or prevent symptoms of serious headache conditions, including migraines and cluster headaches, and bronchoconstriction including asthma and chronic obstructive

 
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