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NeuroMetrix Announces Issuance of New U.S. Patent for DPNCheck Point-of-Care Neuropathy Test Technology
WALTHAM, Mass., July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NURO) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,004,445. The patent covers novel technology that enhances DPNCheck® device performance by detecting and rejecting erroneous test conditions during nerve conduction studies.
This patent further strengthens the position of the Company in offering easy-to-use, automated and accurate point-of-care neuropathy testing.
DPNCheck is a quantitative nerve conduction test that is used by physicians and health care professionals to evaluate systemic neuropathies such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or DPN. It is designed to be used at the point-of-care to objectively detect, stage, and monitor DPN. The device measures nerve conduction velocity and response amplitude of the sural nerve, a nerve in the lower leg and ankle. These parameters are recognized as sensitive and specific biomarkers of DPN.
NeuroMetrix is an innovation driven healthcare company combining neurostimulation and digital medicine to address chronic health conditions including chronic pain, sleep disorders, and diabetes. The company's lead product is Quell®, an over-the-counter wearable therapeutic device for chronic pain. The company also markets DPNCheck, a rapid point-of-care test for diabetic neuropathy, which is the most common long-term complication of Type 2 diabetes. For more information, please visit NeuroMetrix.com.
Thomas T. Higgins, 781-314-2761
SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Source: NeuroMetrix, Inc.