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Theranica in the news:

GeekTime – Theranica Raises $6m to Develop a Patch for Treating Migraines: http://www.geektime.co.il/theranica-raises-6-mm/

Practical Pain Management – Electric Stim Armband May Reduce Migraine Pain: https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/resources/news-and-research/electric-stim-armband-may-reduce-migraine-pain

Press Release: Theranica secures its Round A of financing, raises $6M

Theranica Commences a Pivotal Study Titled: Migraine Treatment with Nerivio Migra Neurostimulation Device

The study is conducted across 8 sites, 4 in the US and 4 in Israel.
The participating sites are:

  • Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Albany Medical Center, Albany Medical College
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Northwell Health, Inc. New York
  • Hillel Yaffe Hadera
  • Herzeliya Medical Center Herzeliya
  • Maccabi Health Neurology Clinic
  • Western Galilee-Nahariya Medical Center

Press Release: American Academy of Neurology - Study: Wireless Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain as Well as Drugs

Click here for more info: AAN Release on Pilot Study Results

Press Release: Theranica Raises Seed, Nominates Medical Advisory Board

Industry News: Effectiveness of Preventive Medicines for Pediatric Migraines

A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine re-affirms that, unfortunately there is no effective solution for pediatric migraine.

On the other hand, the population of kids and adolescents suffering from migraine continues to grow (6M patients in the US alone), and the toll on the US economy is estimated at $36B.

Theranica is vowed to have its risk-free, effective Nerivio Migra cleared for adolescents and kids, and provide them with a comfortable, affordable, easy-to-use, rapid solution for acute migraine.

Full article can be viewed here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1610384#t=article

Industry News: The American Migraine Foundation Launches Initiative to Mobilize the 36 Million Americans Living with Migraine

The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) announced that it is launching an initiative – Move Against Migraine – to empower the more than 36 million Americans living with migraine to advocate for themselves to find the support and treatment they need. Given the lack of awareness of the varied symptoms that can occur during migraine attacks and the long-standing stigma associated with this disease, less than 5% of those with the most debilitating form of migraine have sought help, received a diagnosis and been treated.

Read more here: Click for more info

Theranica in the News: Coverage of the AAN publication regarding pilot study results

CBS News: Migraine “smart” patch tested to help ease pain. Click for more info.

ABC News: American Academy of Neurology Releases to the Press the Results of Theranica’s Pilot Clinical Study for Acute Treatment of Migraine. Click for more info.

New Atlas: Wireless armband may be a headache for migraines. Click for more info.

Neurology Advisor: Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation a Good Alternative to Drug Therapy for Migraine. Click for more info.

Local Israeli news, Ynet: Click for more info.