The Apollo TMS therapy system is developed and manufactured in Germany by MAG & More, a TMS specialist with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Apollo is designed to make TMS therapy easy and intuitive to use for the operator and accomplishes this with the HANS positioning system and touch based Patient Management System. In May 2018, Apollo received FDA clearance for the 37.5 and 19 minutes treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.”
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The following TMS systems have been cleared by the FDA to treat Major Depression.
BrainsWay Deep TMS
In January 2013, the FDA approved Deep TMS therapy developed by BrainsWay. Deep TMS therapy penetrates a deeper and boarder area of the brain than traditional TMS treatment. It is used for the treatment of depressive in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement through various antidepressant medication treatments. In August of 2018, BrainsWay became the only TMS provider FDA-cleared for treatment of OCD using Deep TMS therapy. It has been used to treat depression in several other countries and is currently under investigation for other conditions.
CloudTMS is manufactured by Neurosoft, Ltd. a global leader in the development of TMS devices since 1996 with thousands of TMS machines operated in psychiatric and neurological clinics in the US and around the world. The CloudTMS system has received FDA clearance for the 37.5 and 19 minutes treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode. CloudTMS has an installed customer base of over 1500 devices worldwide and received regulatory clearances in more than 25 countries.
Magstim is the Brains behind TMS. Magstim pioneered Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation technology over 25 years ago. In 2019, Magstim received FDA clearance for StimGuide, the first TMS navigation system developed specifically for the clinical setting. StimGuide provides simple, precise and consistent coil positioning using 4 parameters to guide you to your specific target. Also in 2019, Magstim received 510k clearance for the iTBS 3-minute protocol. In 2018, Magstim received FDA clearance for the Horizon Performance System, our next generation TMS Therapy offering, which features the Energy Recovery System, (ERS). The proprietary ERS software ensures consistent stimulation throughout a treatment with no pulse decay. Horizon is cleared for the 3-minute, 19-minute and 37.5 minute protocols and is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode. Magstim received its initial FDA 510 (k) clearance to market the Rapid2 Therapy System in 2015.
MagVenture TMS Therapy
MagVenture TMS Therapy® was used for the world’s largest RCT with TMS to date (Blumberger et al, 2018, The Lancet: “THREE-D: a randomised non-inferiority trial”), comparing the standard, 37 minute TMS protocol to the newer, 3 minute Theta Burst protocol. The study concluded that the Theta Burst protocol is just as safe and effective for the treatment of major depressive disorder as standard TMS. In 2018, MagVenture received FDA clearance for the 3 minute protocol which we market under the trademarked name Express TMS®. MagVenture is also FDA cleared for the standard 37 minute protocol as well as the 19 minute protocol. MagVenture has a long-standing legacy within the neuroscience community, providing TMS solutions to researchers since 1992. We are confident that new treatment options and discoveries will emerge as our knowledge of the human brain increases and the research matures enough to establish the efficacy and safety of a given application.
Neurostar Advanced Therapy
In October 2008, the FDA approved TMS Therapy using the NeuroStar Advanced Therapy brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication in the current episode. Neuronetics pioneered clinical TMS practice in the US with over 850 systems placed. They played a pivotal role in educating the public and clinicians on TMS and advocating for insurance coverage across the country. NeuroStar was the first to receive FDA clearance for a 19-minute treatment time and they provide the most comprehensive practice support and service program guaranteeing 99% customer uptime.
To personalize TMS for the treatment of MDD, Nexstim has developed SmartFocus™ technology. The Nexstim® NBT System 2 allows the physician to define the TMS target from a patient’s MRI scan and have visual confirmation that therapy is always on-target. SmartFocus™ uniquely allows the physician to personalize the TMS target and dose—and uniquely ensures that repeat TMS treatments are targeted to the prefrontal cortex with the precision demanded by neurosurgeons for preprocedural planning.