Helius Medical Technologies Inventors' Granted Us Patent No. 9,072,889, “Systems for Providing Non-Invasive Neurorehabilitation of a Patient”

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NEWTOWN, PA / July 15, 2015 - Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. ($HSM:CNX) ($HSDT) (“Helius”, or the “Company”) announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued the Company its first patent related to the design of the new Portable Neuromodulation Stimulation (“PoNS™”) 4.0 device.  The PoNS™ is currently being studied in the United States for the treatment of chronic balance symptoms caused by mild-moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) and in Canada for chronic balance and gait symptoms caused by Multiple Sclerosis. 

U.S. Patent No. 9,072,889, “Systems for Providing Non-Invasive Neurorehabilitation of a Patient”, issued on July 7, 2015, is the first of several design and utility patents related to the new PoNS™ design. This is the fourth U.S. patent Helius has received related to the PoNS™ technology platform, and the first related specifically to the new device design.  

“We are excited to see the first patent issued for the new PoNS™ design, a strong addition to our existing portfolio.” said Philippe Deschamps, Chief Executive Officer of Helius. “We will continue to aggressively develop our intellectual property position in this unique technology space.”

About the PoNSTM

The PoNSTM device is a non-invasive means for delivering neurostimulation through the tongue. Researchers believe that use of the tongue as a gateway to the brain may be one of the most natural, non-invasive and direct ways to stimulate the brain. The tongue is anatomically unique, being richly innervated by thousands of nerve fibers and interconnected to the brainstem by two major cranial nerves.

About Helius Medical Technologies (HMT)

Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. The company seeks to develop, license and acquire unique non-invasive treatments designed to amplify the brain’s ability to heal itself. Helius intends to file for U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the PoNS™ device. For more information, please visit www.heliusmedical.com.

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