Scrip is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Toronto Western Hospital

Division of University Health Network
www.uhn.ca

Latest From Toronto Western Hospital

Deep Brain Stimulation Probes New Frontiers

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) currently comprises only about a quarter of the worldwide neuromodulation device market, but growth in this segment is strong. Both large and small competitors have targeted DBS, which has the potential to address a number of highly prevalent and underserved diseases and disorders.

Medical Device

Deep Brain Provides Stimulating Market

There are signs that the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS) has gained a certain momentum of late: three start-ups raised venture rounds in 2011 and there have been two acquisitions in the space within the past year. DBS enables the giants in cardiac rhythm management – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, and Boston Scientific –to leverage existing technology platforms from CRM to address a new area once served primarily by drugs, and start-ups can help them by validating new disease targets and increasing procedural accuracy and efficiency. The space is appealing because with a single platform, companies can address several diseases with large populations, such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease. But the opportunities remain far from certain with this highly complex technology.

Medical Device

Deep Brain Provides Stimulating Market

There are signs that the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS) has gained a certain momentum of late: three start-ups raised venture rounds in 2011 and there have been two acquisitions in the space within the past year. The giants in cardiac rhythm management – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific – can leverage existing technology platforms from CRM to new diseases once served by drugs. Start-ups can help them, by validating new disease targets, and increasing procedural accuracy and efficiency.

Medical Device
See All

Company Information

  • Industry
  • Services
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Toronto Hospital
  • Ownership
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • Canada
  • Company Type
  • Tech. Transfer Entity
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • University Health Network
  • Senior Management
  • Contact Info
  • Toronto Western Hospital
    Phone: (416) 340-3111
    200 Elizabeth St.
    Toronto, M5G 2C4
    Canada
Advertisement
Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register