Helius Medical Technologies Inc, a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness, announces the addition of Oregon Health & Science University to its Therapeutic Experience Program. This initiative will be led by Vijayshree Yadav, MD, MCR, FANA, FAAN, Professor of Neurology and OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center Director.

OHSU joins several other Centers of Excellence in this company-sponsored open-label observational trial designed to evaluate the impact of subjects’ adherence to Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

“The OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the top programs in the country for the treatment and care of MS and we’re thrilled about the Center’s participation to our TEP. Dr. Yadav and her team are at the forefront of research in understanding and treating MS, and their involvement will go a long way in helping us understand the relationship between adherence to PoNS therapy and a meaningful therapeutic outcome,” said Antonella Favit-Van Pelt, MD, PhD, Helius’ Chief Medical Officer.

“With the availability of new technologies and therapies, it’s an exciting time in the research and treatment of MS. Studies have shown that the brain can make new connections after injury and rehabilitation can reduce functional disability, increasing a patient’s independence. A significant portion of MS patients suffer from gait deficit and PoNS therapy provides a unique opportunity to improve gait functionality and mobility. We’re excited to partner with Helius on this important initiative,” said Dr. Yadav.

About Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is Oregon’s only academic health center and distinguished nationally as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. OHSU focuses on discoveries to prevent and cure diseases, on education that prepares the health care and health science professionals of the future, and on patient care that incorporates the latest advances.

[Source(s): Helius Medical Technologies Inc, GlobeNewswire]