Neurotech ADNS-300 Neurostimulator for Epilepsy Approved in EU

Neurotech ADNS-300 Neurostimulator for Epilepsy Approved in EU

Neurotech out of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium received regulatory approval to offer its ADNS-300 vagus nerve stimulator implant to patients that showed resistance to anti-epileptic drugs and are not good candidates for brain surgery.

The device is rechargeable and can be turned on/off by the patient using a remote control. It features software that monitors nerve signals and may help predict oncoming seizures.

System components from the product page:

Internal components of the ADNS-300

Small size and low weight

Rechargeable battery guaranteeing a recharge session once a month during the first 10 years

Rechargeable stimulator with extended lifetime up to 15 years

Contemporary high-speed wireless connectivity between physician and VNS for parameter setting

Precise current stimulation

Impedance measurement and data logging

Controller activation history is recorded

Nerve action potential monitoring, providing the physician with additional information

Easy electrode placement by original self-sizing cuff design with improved stability

External components

Charger for at home recharging once every weeks for the first 10 years, using a simple charging coil fixed on the skin with an adhesive patch, over the implantation site.

PDA /PC using proprietary software and wireless telemetry enabling communication with the ADNS-300

Patient controller allowing 3 different stimulation programs with confirmation for the patient

Implantable Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Epilepsy

Source : http://www.neurotech.be/?page_id=73

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