Real-World Evidence and Insights into gammaCore™ (nVNS) Mechanism of Action to be Presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting

May 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- electroCore, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOR), a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company, today announced that two oral presentations featuring non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) will be presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to be held on May 4-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Abraham Nagy will present findings highlighting real-world evidence of cluster headache patients using nVNS. Dr. Maike Moller will present data demonstrating the effect of nVNS on specific brain regions providing further mechanistic support for the efficacy of nVNS in multiple headache conditions.

“The pairing of real-world evidence-based findings and mechanistic rationale further support the use of gammaCoreTM, specifically as an early-line treatment. While the use of traditional pharmacologic options is valuable, the mounting evidence highlights the potential for gammaCore to provide patients with an effective, safe and convenient non-drug option,” said Francis Amato, chief executive officer of electroCore.

Oral Presentation Details:

Title:                      Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) and the Trigeminal Autonomic Reflex: An FMRI Study
Session:                S20.002: Headache Imaging and Physiology and Episodic Syndromes Associated with Migraine 
Presenter:             Dr. Maike Moller of the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Date:                     Monday, May 6, 2019
Time:                     3:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT

Title:                      Real-world Use of Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Acute Treatment of Pain in Episodic Cluster Headache Attacks: Results From a Patient Registry
Session:                S38.006: Headache: Clinical Trials II
Presenter:             Dr. Abraham Nagy, Chairman of Neurology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Date:                     Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time:                     1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

gammaCoreTM (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator) is intended to provide non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) on the side of the neck. gammaCore is indicated for:

  • Adjunctive use for the preventive treatment of cluster headache in adult patients.
  • The acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients.
  • The acute treatment of pain associated with migraine headache in adult patients. 
  • The safety and effectiveness of gammaCore (nVNS) have not been established in the acute treatment of chronic cluster headache
  • gammaCore has not been shown to be effective for the preventive treatment of migraine headache
  • The long-term effects of the chronic use of gammaCore have not been evaluated
  • Safety and efficacy of gammaCore have not been evaluated in the following patients, and therefore it is NOT indicated for:
    • Patients with an active implantable medical device, such as a pacemaker, hearing aid implant, or any implanted electronic device
    • Patients diagnosed with narrowing of the arteries (carotid atherosclerosis)
    • Patients who have had surgery to cut the vagus nerve in the neck (cervical vagotomy)
    • Pediatric patients
    • Pregnant women
    • Patients with clinically significant hypertension, hypotension, bradycardia, or tachycardia
  • Patients should not use gammaCore if they:
    • Have a metallic device such as a stent, bone plate, or bone screw implanted at or near their neck
    • Are using another device at the same time (e.g., TENS Unit, muscle stimulator) or any portable electronic device (e.g., mobile phone)

NOTE: This list is not all inclusive. Please refer to the gammaCore Instructions for Use for all of the important warnings and precautions before using or prescribing this product.

About electroCore, Inc.

electroCore, Inc. is a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company dedicated to improving patient outcomes through its platform non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy initially focused on the treatment of multiple conditions in neurology and rheumatology. The company’s current indications are for the preventative treatment of cluster headache and acute treatment of migraine and episodic cluster headache.

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