New Real-World OCD Data for Deep TMS™ System from BrainsWay

BrainsWay Announces Multiple Publications of New Real-World OCD Data for its Deep TMS™ System


Positive Data Support the Durability and Cost-Effectiveness of Deep TMS as a Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

BURLINGTON, MA and JERUSALEM, Israel, January 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BrainsWay Ltd. (NASDAQ & TASE: BWAY) (“BrainsWay” or the “Company”), a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders, today announced key research data published in two leading peer-reviewed industry journals highlighting the durability and cost-effectiveness of its proprietary Deep TMS™ treatment for patients coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

While prior research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Deep TMS in treating OCD, a recent study published in Brain Stimulation now shows the durability of Deep TMS and the significant reduction in functional disability. Additionally, positive data published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research support the cost-effectiveness of Deep TMS relative to other available treatment options for OCD.

To evaluate the durability of the Deep TMS OCD treatment, clinical sites from the Company’s pivotal trial, as well as those that contributed post-marketing data, conducted follow up assessments with patients that had met response criteria following treatment with the H7 Coil. Durability was defined as the elapsed time from the end of the Deep TMS treatment course until there was a change in ongoing treatment. Data revealed that of the 60 subjects evaluated from seven clinical sites, 52 demonstrated durability of one year or more (86.7%), 26 of which showed two or more years of durability. Moreover, the data showed that patients exhibited a significant reduction in disability. Self-reported unproductive days per week dropped from 5.5 days (±0.4) to 1.8 days (±0.4). Additionally, self-reported lost days per week dropped from 1.9 (±0.6) to 0.3 days (±0.2).

“In our ongoing discussions with payors, there is significant interest in not only the clinically proven safety and efficacy of Deep TMS for OCD, but also the demonstrated durability,” said Scott Blackman, Director of Market Access for BrainsWay. “These durability results, coupled with the compelling reduction in functional disability, help reinforce the utility of this technology for patients suffering from OCD.”

Furthermore, positive data recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research demonstrated the relative cost-effectiveness of Deep TMS for refractory OCD patients when compared with other treatments within the treatment continuum, which includes outpatient medication management and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as more intensive, facility-based approaches. The data suggest that Deep TMS is a cost-effective alternative, and particularly indicate that it may serve as an incremental strategy to employ when higher intensity strategies, such as facility-based approaches, are either unavailable, not financially feasible, or have extended waits for admission.

“We believe that these positive, published data highlighting the durability and cost-effectiveness of Deep TMS treatment for OCD under clinical conditions further validate the real-world value of the treatment method to effectively alleviate the symptoms of OCD, particularly in patients who have not achieved sufficient improvement from multiple other approaches,” stated Aron Tendler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of BrainsWay. “It is gratifying to see these compelling results that further demonstrate the benefits that Deep TMS can have for patients, providers, and payors in addressing this debilitating condition.”

About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and debilitating condition with a lifetime prevalence in the United States of 2.3%. Characterized by uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that the sufferer feels compelled to repeat over and over, OCD is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be one of the top 10 debilitating medical conditions associated with a decreased quality of life and loss of income. Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of the condition, coupled with the high percentage of patients that are drug-resistant, many patients suffering from OCD do not respond well to first line treatment options. The economic burden on the U.S. healthcare system for OCD treatments is estimated to be over $7 billion per year.

About BrainsWay
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

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