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NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSDT) (TSX:HSM) ("Helius" or the "Company"), a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary NeuroHabilitation Corporation, submitted an application for a Class II Medical Device License to Health Canada to market its Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™), an investigational medical device.
"The Company is pleased to submit our Class II Medical Device License application to market our PoNS Device as an adjunct to physical therapy for the treatment of chronic balance disorder in patients with mild- to moderate-traumatic brain injury," said Philippe Deschamps, Helius' President, CEO and Chairman. "This achievement follows the recent submission of our request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for de novo classification and 510(k) clearance of our PoNS Device, which we announced via press release on September 4th."
Mr. Deschamps continued: "In both the U.S. and Canada, Helius is focused on pursuing our pre-regulatory clearance activities, which includes the establishment of Clinical Experience Programs, and laying the groundwork for the commercialization of our PoNS Treatment in each market. We will also continue to pursue additional regulatory clearances in multiple international markets, including Australia and Europe."
About Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.
Helius Medical Technologies is a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness. The Company's purpose is to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain's ability to heal itself. The Company's first product in development is the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS). For more information, visit www.heliusmedical.com.
About the PoNS Device and PoNS Treatment
The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) is an investigational, non-invasive, medical device.
PoNS Treatment is the first and only tongue-delivered neuromodulation being developed to combine stimulation of cranial nerves with physical and cognitive therapy to restore lost neurological function. The Company's trials investigating the PoNS in traumatic brain injury are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure materials, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Certain statements in this news release are not based on historical facts and constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws.
All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning the potential regulatory approval of the Company's submissions to FDA and Health Canada.
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The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure materials, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018 and its other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian securities regulators and which can be obtained from either at www.sec.gov or www.sedar.com.
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Investor Relations Contact:
Westwicke Partners on behalf of Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.
Mike Piccinino, CFA
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