Press release - May 28th, 2015
Cerbomed expands availability: transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation for epilepsies now available in Norway.
ERLANGEN/DRAMMEN, May 28th, 2015 – To address the Norwegian market with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS), the medical device company cerbomed from Erlangen, Germany, is cooperating with an experienced distribution partner: Scan-Med A/S from Drammen, Norway.
The company, founded in 1982, considers itself as a connecting link between manufacturers of medical devices and hospitals, as well as health institutions and specialized on distribution service and support of medical equipment.
“We are pleased to add the transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulator NEMOS to our product portfolio, so we can offer another treatment option to patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsies in Norway”, said Bjørn H. Johnsen, founder of Scan-Med.
“With Scan-Med as a partner we can be sure that epilepsy patients are very well supported regarding transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Norway“, said Dr. Andreas Hartlep, CEO of cerbomed GmbH.
About t-VNS with NEMOS
Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation is addressed to patients suffering from various difficult-to-treat neurological and psychiatric diseases. The t-VNS therapy uses the fact that a branch of the vagus nerve is located directly under the skin in areas of the outer ear and therefore can be stimulated through the skin (transcutaneously) with electrical impulses.
With NEMOS cerbomed developed and patented a special stimulator and a dedicated ear electrode for treatment of epilepsies with t-VNS. The stimulator, which is connected with the ear electrode, sends out the electrical impulses. With the transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulator NEMOS a targeted stimulation of the vagus nerve is possible without the need of a surgery.
About Scan-Med A/S
Scan-Med A/S is a specialized medical device distributor with more than 30 years’ experience.
The Norwegian owned company specialized in distribution, service and support of medical equipment. The head office and warehouse are located in Drammen 40 min. drive south of Oslo.
Scan-Med was established in 1982, by the current owner Bjørn H. Johnsen, who still today plays an active role leading the company. Scan-Med employs 20 people full time.
The ability to link to our manufacturers with unique, proven products makes Scan-Med an interesting partner for Norwegian hospitals and health institutions. For additional information please visit www.scan-med.com.
Cerbomed GmbH is an innovative medical device company located in Erlangen, Germany, that focuses on neuromodulation. The company, founded in 2005, focuses on transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS), which may offer an attractive therapy option for patients with hard-to-treat neurological and psychiatric illnesses.
The transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation received the European clearance (CE mark) for the treatment of epilepsies, depression and pain. Two clinical studies regarding the effectiveness of
t-VNS in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and chronic migraine have been finished in 2014.