Helius Medical Technologies (NASDAQ:HSDT; TSX:HSM) added three new clinics authorized to provide PoNS treatment in Canada, extending regional access to its innovative treatment.
The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) is a non-invasive, medical device in Canada intended for use as an acute treatment of chronic balance deficit due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury and is to be used in conjunction with physical therapy.
PoNS is an investigational medical device in the U.S., EU and Australia, and is currently under review for clearance by an EU Notified Body and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Joining the existing PoNS authorized neurological rehabilitation clinics in Montreal and Surrey, B.C. are Advantage 4 Athletes Training Center and Therapy Clinic in Markham, Ontario; Synaptic Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in Calgary; and Apollo South Physical Therapy Centre in Ottawa.
“Patients who have had mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injuries are often not able to travel long distances and now, with a presence in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa, over 50% of Canadians will have direct local access to PoNS treatment,” Philippe Deschamps, CEO, said in a statement.