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This search function provides links to outputs produced by NIHR Innovation Observatory. These are briefing notes or reports on new or repurposed technologies. This search will not return all technologies currently in development as these outputs are produced as required for our stakeholders.

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March 2017

Portable neuromodulation stimulator for traumatic brain injury

The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator or PoNS™, developed by Helius Medical Technologies, is a non-invasive device that is designed to deliver neurostimulation through the tongue to treat balance disorders caused by mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). The device is intended to be used as part of targeted functional therapy called Cranial Nerve Non-Invasive Neuromodulation (CN-NINM) …

Devices

March 2017

Portable neuromodulation stimulator for multiple sclerosis

The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator or PoNS™, developed by Helius Medical Technologies, is a non-invasive device that is designed to deliver neurostimulation through the tongue to improve balance and gait in patients with advanced multiple sclerosis (MS). The device is intended to be used as part of targeted functional therapy called Cranial Nerve Non-Invasive Neuromodulation (CN-NINM) in …

Devices

March 2017

Magnetically-Enhanced Diffusion System for acute ischaemic stroke

The Magnetically-Enhanced Diffusion (MED) System™ in development by Pulse Therapeutics, Inc is designed to improve the delivery of thrombolytic therapy in people who have had an acute ischaemic stroke by using intravenously-injected iron nanoparticles and an externally positioned rotating magnetic field.

Devices

March 2017

Monarch™ External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

The Monarch™ external trigeminal nerve stimulation system (eTNS system) is a non-invasive device to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults aged seven years and above. People with ADHD have behavioural symptoms including inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Medicines used to treat ADHD have lots of side-effects and are only used …

Devices

March 2017

Nyxoah Genio™ System for obstructive sleep apnoea

The Nyxoah Genio™ system is a device to treat people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who are not suitable for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. OSA is a common sleep disorder where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. The Nyxoah Genio™ system consists of a device which …

Devices

March 2017

MiniMed™ 670G Hybrid Closed Loop system for type 1 diabetes

The MiniMed™ 670G system is a device to automatically deliver insulin for people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high. Patients with type 1 diabetes do not produce enough insulin and they need regular insulin injections to keep their blood glucose levels …

Devices

February 2017

AQUABEAM® aquablation system for benign prostate hyperplasia

The AquaBeam® system has been developed to treat enlarged prostate glands in men. The prostate is a small gland involved in the production of semen which can enlarge and cause men aged over 50 to have problems urinating. Medicines used to shrink the prostate do not always work, and surgery is then used to cut …

Devices

January 2017

gammaCore® for the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms

Lay summary   gammaCore® is in development for the treatment of patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). MUS are where patients experience persistent physical symptoms without any known physical cause. gammaCore® is about the size of a mobile phone. Patients place the device on the skin of their neck for two minutes up to three …

Devices

January 2017

OnSight 3D Extremity System for assessing damage in limbs

The OnSight 3D Extremity System is a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner developed by Carestream. It has been designed to provide 3D images of arms and legs and is intended to be used for the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue problems of the upper and lower extremities including the elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle …

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December 2016

HyaloFast® for chondral and osteochondral lesion repair

HyaloFast® is a biodegradable, three dimensional hyaluronic acid-based scaffold for hyaline-like cartilage regeneration developed by Anika Therapeutics. It has been designed to treat chondral and osteochondral lesions in the knee and ankle, as well as in other joints

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