Established in 2000, BrainsGate is a medical device company committed to developing innovative therapies for patients suffering from Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases.
BrainsGate's platform technology involves electrical stimulation of the Spheno-Palatine Ganglion (SPG), a nervous center known to increase cerebral blood flow.
BrainsGate is exploring several applications for its technology, and is currently focusing on treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Building on its technology, the Company has developed the Ischemic Stroke System (“ISS”), based on a miniature electrode implanted at the roof of the mouth in a minimally invasive, local anesthesia procedure comparable to dental treatment.
In 2008, the Company has completed ImPACT-1, a pilot clinical trial for acute ischemic stroke with promising results. BrainsGate is currently running the ImpACT-24b, a multi-national, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled pivotal study to assess the safety and efficacy of its treatment for stroke patients in a 24-hour window.