logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Boston Scientific Begins Trial To Study Neurostimulation For Migraine Treatment

Boston Scientific Corporation(BSX), a maker of medical devices, Friday said it launched a clinical trial, OPTIMISE, to find out if occipital nerve stimulation or ONS using the Precision System can safely and effectively treat chronic migraine when used in conjunction with anti-migraine medications. The multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled study is expected to be used to support various regulatory approvals of this novel therapy for chronic migraine.

With ONS, a small programmable implanted device sends electrical impulses to the greater occipital nerve, which runs from the top of the spinal cord to the base of the scalp. The Precision System for chronic migraine is investigational and is currently available as an approved treatment in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome and intractable low back pain and leg pain.

"We believe that the Boston Scientific neurostimulation therapy for migraine has enormous potential to help migraine sufferers worldwide..." said Maulik Nanavaty, president, Neuromodulation, Boston Scientific.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Athletic clothing company Under Armour has ended sponsorship of a female hunter after a video that showed her husband killing a bear caused an outrage. Sponsorship of Sarah Bowmar, the wife and hunting companion of US hunter Josh Bowmar, was dropped by Under Armor following the negative response to... The City of Somerville has decided not to appeal a key environmental permit granted in July for Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s $2.1 billion Everett casino project. The decision paves the way for work on the casino project, known as Wynn Boston Harbor, to go ahead. Apple Inc. is planning to launch three new iPhone models in 2017, including a premium handset with a curved display, the Nikkei Asian Review reported Monday, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans. The new iPhone models will reportedly include a 4.7-inch model, a 5.5-inch model and the premium handset that will be either 5.5 inches or larger.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT