Bioelectronics is a fast-growing emerging area of medicine. The human body is an electrochemical system, in which nerves carry electrical signals. Bioelectronic devices work by modulating the electrical activity in peripheral and central nerves in order to reduce symptoms and underlying causes of disease.
Tivic Health CEO discusses the future of bioelectronic medicine at CES 2020 Digital Health Summit.
Historically, bioelectronic medicine has relied on implanted devices. Tivic Health is focused, instead, on non-invasive approaches. Non-invasive therapies can be developed with less risk and delivered more quickly to the people who need them.
A New Wave Of Electronic Medicine
Tivic Health CEO discusses the future of bioelectronic medicine at CES Digital Health Summit.
Tivic and The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have announced pilot study to test novel non-invasive bioelectronic approach to vagus nerve stimulation. Tivic has also filed a provisional patent for a new approach to non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation.
Our strategic goal is to advance the field of bioelectronic medicine with a more precise approach to the treatment of cardiovascular, neurological/psychiatric, and systemic inflammatory chronic health conditions without surgery, implants, or pharmaceuticals.
Additional potential clinical applications of our technology focus on stimulation of nerves of the face and head (trigeminal, vagus, facial). These include chronic quality-of-life conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder and tinnitus; severe, life-altering conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia; and acute conditions such as ear infections.
Our first FDA-approved product, ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief (“ClearUP”), is a patented handheld device that uses gentle pulsed electron waves to relieve symptoms of sinus and nasal inflammation such as sinus pain, sinus pressure, sinus headache, and congestion which can be caused by allergies, sinus infections, cold, and flu.
When a user glides ClearUP along the cheek, nose, and brow bone, ClearUP emits a pulsed electron wave.
This wave stimulates the nerves that pass through the sinus passages.
Vibration guides users to the optimal treatment points to relieve sinus pain and congestion.
Subjects using ClearUP reported significant improvements (compared to sham) in sinus pain and congestion 10 minutes after use.
Subject used ClearUP at home for 4 weeks and experienced week-over-week improvements in sinus pain and congestion.
1. Microcurrent technology for rapid relief of sinus pain: a randomized, placebo‐controlled, double‐blinded clinical trial.
Maul, X. A., Borchard, N. A., Hwang, P. H., & Nayak, J. V. (2019, April). In International forum of allergy & rhinology (Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 352-356). Read Full Paper
2. Prospective trial examining safety and efficacy of microcurrent stimulation for the treatment of sinus pain and congestion.
Goldsobel, A. B., Prabhakar, N., & Gurfein, B. T. (2019). Bioelectronic medicine, 5(1), 1-9. Read Full Paper
Subinoy Das, MD
CEO, US Institute for Advanced Sinus Care & Research
Alan Goldsobel, MD
Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco, Allergy & Asthma Associates of Northern California,
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Clinical and regulatory hurdles may cause pipeline devices to be discontinued or delayed, or to fail to reach the market. There can be no guarantee that pipeline devices will receive regulatory clearances or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Tivic Health assumes no duty to update this information.