Multisystem Purchases by Unison Healthcare Group Increase Availability of Deep TMS™ in Taiwan
BURLINGTON, Mass. and JERUSALEM, August 23, 2023 (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 the expanded availability of its Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS™) technology in Taiwan. BrainsWay’s most recent delivery of systems is expected to bring its installed base in this important Asia Pacific country to 16 Deep TMS systems, including another 5 systems planned for installation before the end of the current quarter.
“More than 260 million people in the world are affected by depression, with nearly one-third receiving inadequate relief from first-line pharmaceutical treatments. BrainsWay’s mission is to improve health and transform lives, and this means increasing access to Deep TMS globally, especially for treatment-resistant patients who desperately need help,” said Hadar Levy, Chief Executive Officer of BrainsWay. “Our expansion in Taiwan is an important step in ensuring that depression patients, regardless of geography, have access to the care they need.”
BrainsWay has partnered with Unison Healthcare Group to strategically enhance access and awareness of Deep TMS in the Taiwanese market. Unison has been working closely with key hospitals, clinics, and thought leaders to ensure no patient suffers needlessly from a condition for which Deep TMS can provide a viable and efficacious treatment option. These efforts have resulted in an accelerated adoption of the technology and treatment across the country.
“We are proud to partner with BrainsWay in bringing this important noninvasive treatment to the people of Taiwan who desperately need options to address their treatment-resistant major depressive disorder,” said Mr. Shih Wei-Lun, Unison Healthcare Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “There are approximately 1.5 million patients suffering from depression in Taiwan. For those individuals that are resistant to other therapies, Deep TMS represents a unique non-drug option to alleviate the symptoms of this serious mental health condition.”
Despite having a well-developed healthcare system, a significant portion of Taiwanese depression patients still lack access to adequate mental healthcare. In an effort to help combat this treatment gap, Unison Healthcare Group has also initiated the “Charitable Treatment – Mental Health Support Program,” a collaboration with Taiwan’s dedicated medical professionals to assist economically disadvantaged patients with severe depression to receive free treatment using the most recent advancements in medical care, including Deep TMS.
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 clinical 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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