The Company’s Groundbreaking Deep TMS™ Treatment is Included in Israel’s Health Basket of Essential Medical Services
BURLINGTON, Mass. and JERUSALEM, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BrainsWay Ltd. (NASDAQ & TASE: BWAY), (“BrainsWay” or the “Company”), a world leader in advanced and non-invasive treatment for brain disorders, announced today that, for the first time, the Israeli Ministry of Health has approved coverage applicable to its Deep TMS™ system for the treatment of depression. The inclusion of the treatment within Israel’s health basket of essential medical services means that the country’s health funds must now make the treatment available to qualifying patients free of charge.
Qualifying patients include adults over the age of 21 with depression who have either not responded to two prior antidepressants, or who are intolerant to other treatment alternatives. Coverage may be provided for up to 40 treatment sessions, which are to be administered in hospitals.
“We are excited to have achieved this significant milestone in accessing treatment with our Deep TMS system, which is renowned as an Israeli innovation. This is good news for many Israeli patients who have been waiting for greater access to our unique technology,” said Dr. Christopher von Jako, President and CEO of BrainsWay. Since BrainsWay’s inception, the Company has always maintained an important presence in Israel, with key management, research, development, and operational roles, as well as leading physicians, based in Israel. “Facilitating insurance coverage through Israel’s health system is a key component of our growth strategy. We remain committed to further expanding insurance coverage in Israel and around the world in order to expand access to our groundbreaking treatment for the benefit of patients across the globe.”
BrainsWay is a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders. The Company is boldly advancing neuroscience with its proprietary Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS™) platform technology to improve health and transform lives. BrainsWay is the first and only TMS company to obtain three FDA-cleared indications backed by pivotal studies demonstrating clinically proven efficacy. Current indications include major depressive disorder (including reduction of anxiety symptoms, commonly referred to as anxious depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and smoking addiction. The Company is dedicated to leading through superior science and building on its unparalleled body of clinical evidence. Additional clinical trials of Deep TMS in various psychiatric, neurological, and addiction disorders are underway. Founded in 2003, with offices in Burlington, MA and Jerusalem, Israel, BrainsWay is committed to increasing global awareness of and broad access to Deep TMS. For the latest news and information about BrainsWay, please visit www.BrainsWay.com.
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