Magnetic Tides Awarded by NIH with a Direct Phase 2 SBIR from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Every year, brain disorders affect millions of people as clinicians search for reliable methods to treat many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Existing drugs used to treat brain disorders often have significant negative side effects. One promising alternative treatment is the use of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). NIBS has been found to have potential therapeutic applications for certain brain disorders by restoring balance in the brain at the neural level. Unfortunately, there are several technical drawbacks to the currently established NIBS methods, limiting their potential value in clinical applications and research.
We developed a radically new NIBS device, called kilohertz Transcranial Magnetic Perturbation (kTMP). kTMP produces a continuous electric field of variable intensity, frequency, and amplitude which allows for individualized treatment for every patient's needs. Furthermore, the stimulation is focal and imperceptible, allowing one to target specific brain regions and maintaining patient comfort. Pilot studies have shown that kTMP can safely and robustly alter neural excitability, demonstrating its potential to restore healthy rhythms to an injured brain by targeting frequency-specific brain waves.
kTMP research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of kTMP and explore its potential through research with human participants.