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1. (WO2017033101) NEUROMODULATION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/033101    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/054957
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 19 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61N 1/36
A61B 5/04
Applicants: GALVANI BIOELECTRONICS LIMITED
Inventors: CARR, Michael John
HUNSBERGER, Gerald E.
KWONG, Kevin K.
Title: NEUROMODULATION DEVICE
Abstract:
The present invention provides devices and methods that can prevent or ameliorate bronchoconstriction by stimulating neural activity, in contrast to those techniques based on denervation, ablation or blocking of neural activity. Methods and devices according to the invention may act responsively or on demand, can preserve neuronal structure and function and will be associated with minimal collateral side‐effects. In particular, the invention provides devices and methods in which a signal is delivered to the vagus nerve, for example the cervical vagus nerve or the pulmonary branch of the vagus nerve, in order to stimulate neural activity in the vagal nerve.