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Tuesday, November 24 2020 - 22:00
INSIGHTEC Announces MR-guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Essential Tremor Received Funding by National Health Service (NHS) England
HAIFA, Israel and MIAMI, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

INSIGHTEC(R) [], a global healthcare company focused 
on the therapeutic power of acoustic energy, today announced that the National 
Health Service (NHS) England has approved funding for MR-guided Focused 
Ultrasound for the treatment of medication-refractory Essential Tremor patients 
from April 2021. The NHS England is the publicly funded healthcare system for 

Essential Tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the hands, 
head and voice, but may also cause the legs and trunk to shake. The tremor 
begins mildly and progresses over time, and in some patients, is severe enough 
to interfere with daily activities, such as personal care, writing, eating, or 
getting dressed. Essential Tremor affects an estimated 41 million people around 
the globe.  

"For the approximately 50% of Essential Tremor patients who do not get 
satisfactory relief from medications, having another accessible treatment 
option available that is incisionless, and often results in immediate relief, 
is a major breakthrough," commented Prof Dipankar Nandi, MD, Consultant 
Neurosurgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, who treated Essential 
Tremor patients under a clinical trial. 

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound uses high intensity sound waves, guided by 
magnetic resonance imaging, to target and treat the area of brain responsible 
for the tremor. It is an incisionless treatment option which is often performed 
in an outpatient setting. Focused Ultrasound treatment is currently being 
performed at nearly 70 medical institutions across the USA, Europe and Asia. 
"St. Mary's in London has been a research partner in the development of this 
technology and is the first center in the UK to offer Focused Ultrasound for 
medication-refractory Essential Tremor patients," said Maurice R. Ferré MD, 
INSIGHTEC CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Reimbursement in England 
and around the globe is critical to help people living with debilitating tremor 
improve their quality of life."

INSIGHTEC is a global healthcare company creating the next generation of 
patient care by realizing the therapeutic power of acoustic energy. The 
company's Exablate(R) Neuro platform focuses sound waves, guided by MRI, to 
provide tremor relief to patients with Essential Tremor and Tremor-dominant 
Parkinson's Disease. Research for future applications in the neuroscience space 
is underway in partnership with leading academic and medical institutions. 
INSIGHTEC is headquartered in Haifa, Israel, and Miami, with offices in Dallas, 
Shanghai and Tokyo.

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