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  • The New York Times - Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

    May 23, 2014 – One morning in May 1998, Kevin Tracey converted a room in his lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., into a makeshift operating theater and then prepped his patient — a rat — for surgery. A neurosurgeon, and also Feinstein Institute’s president, Tracey had spent more than a decade searching for a link between nerves and the immune system. His work led him to hypothesize that stimulating the vagus nerve with electricity would alleviate harmful inflammation. "The vagus nerve is behind the artery where you feel your pulse," he told me recently, pressing his right index finger to his neck.
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  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare

    February 13, 2014 – For creating a built-in pain-relief platform. Some of the most chronic diseases--such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis--are due to some form of inflammation. SetPoint's technology consists of a tiny implant in the vagus nerve of the neck that, when activated, helps reduce the inflammatory reflex--the physiological response that controls inflammation--via a pathway discovered by the company's cofounder. SetPoint Medical, whose aim is to offer cheaper and less risky therapies for inflammatory diseases, is currently involved in clinical trials.
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  • SetPoint Medical Named One of the "Fierce 15" Leading Medical Technology Companies of 2013

    Valencia, CA. – October 15, 2013 – SetPoint Medical, a biomedical technology company developing neuromodulation therapies for inflammatory diseases, announced today that it has been named by FierceMedicalDevices as one of 2013's Fierce 15 device and diagnostic companies, designating it as one of the most promising private companies in the med tech space. This is FierceMedicalDevices’ second annual Fierce 15 selection.
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