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FREMONT, CA (March 12, 2018) – California-based medical technology innovator, Myoscience, Inc. announced today the first closing of a private financing of $10 million from its current investors led by Valiance Asset Management Limited (“Valiance”) and Accuitive Medical Ventures. Included with this financing is the conversion of promissory notes with principal of approximately $21 million. This financing allows needed funds to continue with the commercial roll-out of its products. Myoscience manufactures the ioveraº system, a non-opioid and non-systemic treatment for blocking pain signals from various peripheral nerves.
Cary G. Vance, President and CEO of Myoscience, stated “We are keenly aware that there’s an opioid epidemic in our country and ioveraº has been shown to decrease the use of opioids in the TKA market and generally. We are pleased to have the support from our investors that will enable us to pursue commercial market adoption for ioveraº in advance of TKA procedures and in connection with osteoarthritis to reduce pain and reduce opioid use.”
Proceeds from this financing will be used to expand the Company’s sales force, expand the Company’s product offering and clinical program, increase product manufacturing and for general corporate purposes to help meet the growing demand for the ioveraº technology within the perioperative and chronic pain market segments of the knee.
Jan Pensaert, Board member and CEO of lead investor Valiance stated "We are excited to see expanding market acceptance of Myoscience products in the medical community to better manage pain. Beyond our initial market focus on surgical or chronic knee pain, this technology has broad application for many parts of the body which is consistent with Myoscience’s clinical studies roadmap to validate new treatment indications.”
Myoscience’s iovera° system is a small, hand-held device that uses disposable tips to deliver focused cold to targeted nerves. It has been well proven to be safe and effective as a stand-alone, non-opioid modality for managing chronic, perioperative and acute pain. The iovera° treatment provides immediate, long-lasting pain relief by blocking the nerve’s ability to transmit pain signals without affecting the structure of the targeted nerve. The iovera° system is approved by US FDA for the blocking of pain and for relieving pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee for up to 90 days.
For additional information, please visit www.iovera.com or email us directly at email@example.com.ABOUT MYOSCIENCE Silicon Valley, California-based Myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, the iovera° system, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerves. The iovera° treatment is powered by the Focused Cold Therapy® delivery system, a patented miniaturization of traditional cryotherapy. The ioveraº system is 510k cleared in the U.S. for the blocking of pain, the relief of pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee for up to 90 days and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.iovera.com. ABOUT CHRONIC AND PERIOPERATIVE KNEE PAIN More than 10 million people in the US suffer from moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knee joint. These patients typically suffer from chronic pain until the disease progresses to a severe condition when they may receive an implant using the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedure. Less than one in ten patients (approximately 900,000 annually) who suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee receive TKA. The iovera technology has been proven to successfully treat both chronic and perioperative pain of the knee through two very robust, level-1 clinical studies 1,2. 1. Radnovich, R. et al. Cryoneurolysis to treat the pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2017) p1-10. 2. Dasa, V. et al. Percutaneous freezing of sensory nerves prior to total knee arthroplasty. The Knee (2016) p523-528. © 2018 Myoscience. All rights reserved. iovera° and Focused Cold Therapy are trademarks of Myoscience. MKT-0485 REV A Forward-Looking Statements All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that Myoscience intends, expects, projects, believes, hopes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by Myoscience management and are subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The forward-looking statements represent Myoscience’s assumptions and assessments as of the date of this press release, and Myoscience undertakes no obligation to correct, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this press release for any reason. ###
Myoscience closes $10 million financing
March 12, 2018 - Read Press Release
Myoscience receives 510k Clearance for Nerve Stim Enabled Smart Tip
March 5, 2018 - Read Press Release
One hundred twenty patients are to be enrolled in this trial. Patients will be randomized 1:1. Patients in the study arm will receive iovera therapy in the index knee 3 – 7 days before total knee arthroplasty, while patients in the control arm will receive current standard of care (without the iovera therapy).
Dr. William M. Mihalko, M.D., who is the Principal Investigator in this trial, stated: "At Campbell Clinic, we carefully evaluate new technologies to solve challenging clinical issues, and to improve patient outcomes. I am very excited to begin enrolling patients in the iovera° study looking at reducing pain and narcotic use after total knee replacement. I look forward to seeing the data from this study, which I hope will confirm all our findings and experiences to date. We hope the iovera° technology will help us meet one of the significant needs today – reducing the reliance on opioid based pain medication after total knee replacement surgery."
Patients from six orthopedic surgeons’ practices at the Campbell Clinic will participate in this trial, which aims to show that the iovera° therapy can help in significantly reducing opioid consumption after total knee replacement independent of surgical practice.
Cary G. Vance, President and CEO of Myoscience, added “I am very excited to see that we are able to conduct this study at a renowned institution like the Campbell Clinic. Data from this study will demonstrate and confirm that the iovera° technology can be a solution to help address the opioid epidemic in our nation today.”
The iovera° treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat peripheral nerves. A sensory nerve will stop sending pain signals immediately after receiving targeted cold therapy via the iovera° treatment. The effect on the nerve is transient, providing pain relief until the nerve regenerates and its sensory function is fully restored. This pain relief is achieved without the use of habit-forming drugs such as opioids.
For additional information, please visit www.iovera.com or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silicon Valley, California-based Myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, the iovera° system, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerves. The iovera° treatment is powered by the Focused Cold Therapy® delivery system, a patented miniaturization of traditional cryotherapy. The ioveraº system is 510k cleared in the U.S. for the blocking of pain, the relief of pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee for up to 90 days and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.iovera.com.
ABOUT TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Total knee replacement is one option to relieve pain and to restore function to an arthritic knee. The most common reason for knee replacement is that other treatments (weight loss, exercise/physical therapy, medicines, and injections) have failed to relieve arthritis-associated knee pain.
The goal of knee replacement is to relieve pain, improve quality of life, and maintain or improve knee function. The procedure is performed on people of all ages, with the exception of children, whose bones are still growing. It is important to have significant pain and/or disability prior to considering this procedure. Because the replacement parts can break down over time, and healthcare providers generally recommend delaying knee replacement until it is absolutely necessary.
Approximately 700,000 knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the US. This number is projected to increase to 3.48 million procedures per year by 2030(1).1. Kurtz S, Ong K, Lau E, et al. Projections of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States from 2005 to 2030. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007; 89:780.
© 2017 Myoscience. All rights reserved. iovera° and Focused Cold Therapy are trademarks of Myoscience. MKT-0463 REV A
Myoscience to study opioid reduction in post-surgical knee patients; Patient Enrollment has commenced
October 25, 2017 - Read Press Release
“The iovera° technology has the potential to change the current paradigm of pain management for osteoarthritis”, said Dr. Vinod Dasa. “The patients that I have treated with this technology have experienced immediate and long-lasting pain relief; and are grateful to have an option that is non-narcotic and non-systemic.”The FDA clearance was based on a recent prospective, multi-center, sham-controlled, randomized, double-blind study of 180 subjects. The study concluded that patients treated with the iovera° device reported statistically significant greater reduction in pain and improvement in symptoms (p=0.001) when compared to patients who received the sham treatment (3). Also, patients who received the iovera° treatment reported pain relief lasting up to 90 days, accompanied by reduced stiffness and improved physical function.
Cary Vance, President and CEO of Myoscience, stated that “The addition of osteoarthritis to the indications for the iovera° treatment will help in extending our innovative non-opioid therapy to more patients, especially in the growing baby-boomer population. I anticipate this technology to become the non-narcotic and non-systemic solution of choice to manage knee pain.”The iovera° treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat peripheral nerves. A sensory nerve will stop sending pain signals immediately after receiving targeted cold therapy via the iovera° treatment. The effect on the nerve is transient, providing pain relief until the nerve regenerates and its sensory function is fully restored. This pain relief is achieved without the use of habit-forming drugs such as opioids.
FDA clears new indication for Myoscience's iovera° system to relieve pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee
May 17, 2017 - Read Press Release
FREMONT, CA (PR Newswire - April 17, 2017) - Myoscience, Inc., a medical device company located in the greater Bay Area, today announced the appointment of Cary G. Vance as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 17, 2017.“The Board is very pleased to announce Cary’s appointment as the new CEO of Myoscience,” said Anthony Lando, a Board Director for Myoscience who also represents a lead investor, Accutive Medical Ventures. Mr. Lando added: “He brings a wealth of experience leading medical device companies to success and has a demonstrated track record of transforming businesses and driving sustained growth. I am confident that Cary is the right person to lead Myoscience to commercial and strategic growth.” “We are delighted that Cary will be leading the Myoscience team,” said Jon Serbousek, Board Director for Myoscience. “The Focused Cold Therapy® delivery system provides a new, non-opioid, pain management option to assist patients in recovering from surgical and non-surgical procedures. The effect is immediate and long lasting.” Mr. Vance has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the medical device sector. Most recently, Mr. Vance served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Hansen Medical, where over a 2-year period, he led a turnaround effort that resulted in the successful sale of the company. Prior to Hansen Medical, Mr. Vance was at Teleflex Inc., where he served as President of the Anesthesia & Respiratory global business, and as Executive Vice President North America. Additionally, Mr. Vance held executive roles at Covidien, where he served as Vice President & General Manager of Interventional Oncology – America, and as Vice President & General Manager of Energy-based Devices. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vance was with GE Healthcare, where he worked in a series of roles with progressive responsibility, principally in diagnostic imaging sales, sales and marketing management, and executive leadership. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Marquette University. “I am very excited to join the Myoscience team to build commercial success using this innovative and remarkable technology for pain management, while also reducing patients’ need for opioid medications,” said Mr. Vance, CEO of Myoscience. “The patented iovera° product platform has the demonstrated ability to improve patients' lives that is unmatched in pain management applications. We have a strong team of dedicated professionals that will continue to drive Myoscience to great success,” noted Mr. Vance. ABOUT MYOSCIENCE California-based Myoscience is a privately-held medical device company dedicated to improving patients’ lives by providing innovative, clinically proven pain treatments. Its iovera° system is powered by patented Focused Cold Therapy® technology. The iovera° system is cleared in the US for the blocking of pain. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com, or www.iovera.com.
Cary G. Vance appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Myoscience
April 17, 2017 - Read Press Release
Myoscience to Present New Data at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting
November 7, 2016 - Read Press Release
Myoscience to participate in Webcast on Pain targeting mechanism
October 3, 2016 - Read Press Release
Breakthrough pain therapy device, iovera°, reaches max enrollment for two knee pain studies ahead of schedule; makes strong entry into orthopedic market
March 1, 2016 - Read Press Release
Myoscience Expands Platform Technology for Pain Treatments to Reach Deep Peripheral Nerves
September 9, 2015 - Read Press Release
Myoscience Headquarters Moves to Fremont California - Primed for Growth
July 24, 2015 - Read Press Release
New York City Pain Specialists Introduce New Treatment for Knee Pain First Physicians in Northeast to offer iovera° treatment
February 23, 2015 - Read Press Release
Los Angeles-area Orthopedic Groups Become First in the Region to offer the iovera° treatment for Patients with Knee Pain
January 22, 2015 - Read Press Release
Jeffrey Gold appointed Chief Executive Officer of myoscience
November 3, 2014 - Read Press Release
Next advancement for the iovera° beauty treatment
October 1, 2014 - Read Press Release
iovera° harnesses cold to block nerve signals and reduce painRedwood City, CA – September 24, 2014 myoscience announced today the launch of its iovera° system for the treatment of anterior and interior knee pain at three practices in the San Francisco Bay area: Remedy Medical Group, Fremont Holistic Center and California Spine Care. The iovera° system, cleared by the FDA to treat peripheral nerve pain, utilizes its patented Focused Cold Therapy™ delivery system to apply a controlled cold zone via a Smart Tip to specific nerves for precise and predictable pain relief. “We are pleased that these Bay Area pain specialists are joining the growing ranks of leading facilities in the nation offering the iovera° system for knee pain sufferers,” said Jeff Gold, myoscience President and Chief Operating Officer. “The iovera° treatment gives physicians the opportunity to safely address their patients’ peripheral nerve pain – the immediate result allows them to see the relief and the subsequent excitement first hand.” Frequent knee pain affects approximately 25% of adults, limits function and mobility, and impairs quality of life.1 Peripheral nerves treated with the iovera° system stop signaling pain for a set period of time, usually up to 3 months, after which their function is restored. Because peripheral nerve function is disrupted rather than destroyed, the treatment is safe, effective and temporary. “iovera° is unique in that it offers safe, highly targeted pain relief right at the peripheral nerve involved in a patient’s pain,” said David Smolins, M.D., Remedy Medical Group. “It’s exciting to see so many of my patients come in with debilitating knee pain and walk out of my office pain-free after their first iovera° treatment.” “Our patients are delighted to have the option of a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that specifically targets the area of pain,” said Santi Rao, M.D., California Spine Care. “We are finding that if patients can avoid or reduce their use of systemic medicines and their side effects, they prefer that option.” “Our patients are achieving immediate and sustained pain relief which allows them to comfortably pursue and make progress in physical therapy, but also, and perhaps more importantly, get back to the activities that matter most to them,” said Barry Shibuya, M.D, Founder and Medical Director, Fremont Holistic Center. The iovera° system delivers liquid nitrous oxide from a convenient and powerful handheld device to the closed-end probes of the Smart Tip during treatment. While this highly pressurized liquid travels from the hand piece to the Smart Tip, it undergoes a phase change and becomes very cold, drawing in heat energy from the surrounding tissue and forming a precise zone of cold at the targeted nerve. The gaseous nitrous oxide returns into the hand piece, leaving nothing behind in the body. This precise cold treatment causes a reversible nerve block based on a process called Wallerian degeneration. Pain is relieved in sensory nerves, which send messages to the central nervous system. Pain relief can last up to 3 months, at which time predictable restoration of nerve function occurs. About iovera° The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the iovera° system for use in peripheral nerves in January 2013. The iovera° system is being used most frequently for knee pain but can be used to treat pain in any peripheral nerve. The iovera° system is specifically cleared to destroy tissue during surgical procedures by applying cold temperature. It can also be used to produce lesions in peripheral nervous tissue by the application of cold to the selected site for the blocking of pain. The iovera° system is not indicated for treatment of central nervous system tissue. www.ioverahealth.com About Fremont Holistic Center Fremont Holistic Center, located in Fremont, CA, integrates the best of Western and non-Western practices through a therapeutic relationship to care for the entire person (mind, body and spirit). For more information about Fremont Holistic Center please visit: http://www.fremontholistic.com. Patients interested in iovera° treatment at the center can call: 510-585-3055. About Remedy Medical Center Remedy Medical Center, with offices in Redwood City and San Francisco, CA, understands that patient health and wellness begins today. The Center’s medical team has been selected and organized in order to effectively practice all aspects of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Management. Remedy provides diagnosis, medication management, interventional care, patient education, as well as alternative therapies. For more information about Remedy Medical Center please visit: http://www.remedydocs.com. Patients interested in iovera° treatment at the center can call: 415-819-6575. About California Spine Care California Spine Care, located in San Francisco, Concord and Sacramento, CA, is dedicated to the care and treatment of people with neck, back and joint pain. The center provides a thorough evaluation, comprehensive diagnosis, and treatment plan for its patients. They specialize in non-surgical techniques, injection treatments, as well as state of the art surgery options. For more information about California Spine Care please visit: Patients interested in iovera° treatment at the center can call: 925-691-1700. About myoscience Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold Therapy, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is the patented technology delivered by the ioveraº system. The ioveraº system is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions, and is indicated in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com. © 2014 myoscience. All rights reserved. iovera° and Focused Cold Therapy are trademarks of myoscience. 1 Nguyen, Uyen-Sa D.T., DSc, et al. “Increasing Prevalence of Knee Pain and Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis,” Ann Intern Med. (2011 December 6); 155(11): 725–732.
Bay Area Pain Specialists Freeze Out Knee Pain Becoming Among the First Clinics Nationwide to Offer the iovera° treatment
September 24, 2014 - Read Press Release
iovera˚ harnesses cold to block nerve signals and reduce painRedwood City, CA – July 16, 2014 myoscience announced today the launch of its iovera° system for the treatment of anterior and interior knee pain at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The iovera° system utilizes its patented Focused Cold Therapy™ delivery system to direct a controlled cold dosage via closed-end probes to specific nerves for precise and predictable pain relief. “We are excited that LSU is among the first cutting edge orthopaedic facilities in the nation to offer the iovera° system for knee pain sufferers,” said Clint Carnell, myoscience CEO and iovera° developer. “iovera° gives physicians the opportunity to address their patients’ peripheral nerve pain in a very targeted way harnessing the natural power of cold to temporarily stop nerves from signalling and to deliver immediate toxin-free, drug-free pain relief.” Frequent knee pain affects approximately 25% of adults, limits function and mobility, and impairs quality of life.1 Peripheral nerves treated with the iovera° system stop signalling pain for a set period of time, usually up to 3 months, after which their function is fully restored. Because peripheral nerve function is disrupted rather than destroyed, the results are safe, effective and temporary. “This technology has the potential to change the current paradigm of acute and chronic pain management. The patients that I have treated are all grateful to have an option that is very safe and that has allowed them to get back to functionality quickly,” said Vinod Dasa, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Medicine in New Orleans, one of the first U.S. physicians to perform the procedure and to treat more than 60 patients. “Focused cold therapy offers reliable pain relief in areas such as the knee which may allow for physical therapy to proceed, and even reduce the need for systemic pain relievers.” The iovera° system delivers liquid nitrous oxide from a convenient and powerful handheld device to the closed-end probes of the Smart Tip during treatment. While this highly pressurized liquid travels from the hand piece to the Smart Tip, it undergoes a phase change and becomes very cold drawing in heat energy from the surrounding tissue and forming a precise zone of cold at the targeted nerve. The gaseous nitrous oxide returns into the hand piece, leaving nothing behind in the body. This precise cold treatment causes a reversible nerve block based on a process called Wallerian degeneration. Pain is relieved in sensory nerves, which send messages to the central nervous system. Pain relief can last up to 3 months, at which time predictable restoration of nerve function occurs. About iovera° The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the iovera° system for use in peripheral nerves in January 2013. The iovera° system is specifically cleared to destroy tissue during surgical procedures by applying cold temperature. It can also be used to produce lesions in peripheral nervous tissue by the application of cold to the selected site for the blocking of pain. The iovera° system is not indicated for treatment of central nervous system tissue. About LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSUHSC in New Orleans is dedicated to training excellent orthopaedic surgeons while providing exemplary patient care. The department has many internationally recognized faculty members. The faculty is fellowship-trained in all specialties and is dedicated to continued scholarly activities. Many faculty members are involved in innovative research. A unique feature of the LSU orthopaedic department is the multi-disciplinary approach to treating orthopaedic conditions and the treatment of the ‘whole’ patient for maximum function. For more information about The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSUHSC, a member of the LSU Healthcare Network, please visit: http://www.lsuhn.com/. Patients interested in iovera° treatment at LSUHSC can call: 504.412.1700. About myoscience Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold Therapy, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is the patented technology delivered by the ioveraº system. The ioveraº system is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions, and is indicated in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com.
Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Becomes One of the First Clinics Nationwide to Offer iovera˚ Focused Cold Therapy to Freeze Out Knee Pain
July 16, 2014 - Read Press Release
myoscience Named Winner of the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
May 21, 2014 - Read Press Release
Forbes Living Features iovera° by myoscience, Inc.
May 20, 2014 - Read Press Release
myoscience, inc. is a Finalist for the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
May 7, 2014 - Read Press Release
Novel pain treatment is now available: iovera° system harnesses the power of cold to block pain
May 1, 2014 - Read Press Release
Jeffrey Gold joins myoscience as President and Chief Operating Officer
April 23, 2014 - Read Press Release
ENDSNotes to editors: About myoscience Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold TherapyTM, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions. The myoscience technology has also been cleared in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com.
Vancouverites looking for natural beauty
April 10, 2014 - Read Press Release
ENDSNotes to editors: About myoscience Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, the Focused Cold TherapyTM delivery device, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. The Focused Cold Therapy delivery device is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions. The myoscience technology has also been cleared in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com.
Germans looking for natural beauty
April 8, 2014 - Read Press Release
ENDSNotes to editors: About myoscience Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold TherapyTM, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions. The myoscience technology has also been cleared in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com.
Londoners looking for natural beauty
March 27, 2014 - Read Press Release
Myoscience to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference
February 25, 2014 - Read Press Release
Myoscience to Present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference
February 21, 2014 - Read Press Release
REDWOOD CITY, CA (January 7, 2014) – Myoscience is pleased to announce that the iovera°® system has won in the medical category of the GOOD DESIGNTM competition. GOOD DESIGN recognizes the world’s most important consumer design products and is one of the most prestigious and oldest design awards. The awards are organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Over 700 new products and graphic designs were selected from more than 38 countries for categories including electronics, robotics, children’s products and transportation. The winning entries were awarded for innovation in a variety of areas such as sustainability, creativity, human impact, technology and universal design. The iovera° system, developed by myoscience, inc. harnesses the power of cold using Focused Cold TherapyTM, the advanced technology that powers the device. The iovera° treatment works immediately for both health and beauty applications without leaving any toxins or chemicals behind in the body. The iovera° system is approved in the European Union and Canada for the treatment of wrinkles, and is FDA cleared for the treatment of pain in the United States. “The iovera° system was designed to change the way that physicians address the temporary treatment for pain and wrinkles,” says myoscience CEO Clint Carnell. “The Focused Cold Therapytechnology enables physicians to treat using only the power of cold delivered with a simple and intuitive one-button device. The engineers and designers at LUNAR worked hard in collaboration with the myoscience team to ensure we created a beautiful and effective product.” This is the second design award for the iovera° system, following on the heels of the Spark! Design award, where the iovera° system received the highest honors in the general consumer design category. To see the full list of awards: http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/2013/GOOD_DESIGN_2013_MASTER-list.pdf To see the press release from GOOD DESIGN: http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/2013/GOOD_DESIGN_2013_PRESS_INFO.pdf ABOUT THE GOOD DESIGNTM AWARD GOOD DESIGN ™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/index.html ABOUT MYOSCIENCE Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold TherapyTM, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is the technology underlying the iovera° treatment, which is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions. The iovera° system has also been cleared in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com. © 2013 myoscience. All rights reserved. iovera° and Focused Cold Therapy are trademarks of myoscience.
iovera° wins Good Design Award
January 7, 2014 - Read Press Release
myoscience to Present at the Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Health Care Conference
November 21, 2013 - Read Press Release
REDWOOD CITY, CA (November 20th, 2013) – Myoscience is pleased to announce that the design for the iovera° system has won top honors in the Spark International design competition. The iovera° system was awarded the highest honor (Spark!) in the category of product design, which is a general category that includes medical devices as well as consumer electronics, cookware, and even sports equipment. Myoscience collaborated with LUNAR to design the iovera° system. “We’re honored to have worked with myoscience to design a beautiful and effective device that will help improve the quality of life for countless people,” says Jeff Salazar at LUNAR. The Spark Awards are given based on two primary criteria: the design innovation and creativity, and the impact it will have on quality of life. The iovera° system is a new take on the safe and reliable use of cold in medicine; by miniaturizing and refining the delivery system to be smaller and more precise, the treatments can be tailored to specific indications. The iovera° system has already improved the quality of life for many who have been treated, immediately reducing pain and enabling people to return to their favorite activities as well as smoothing forehead wrinkles for improved appearance. The iovera˚ system, developed by myoscience, inc. in California, harnesses the power of cold using Focused Cold TherapyTM, the advanced technology that powers the device. The iovera° treatment works immediately for both health and beauty applications without leaving any toxins or chemicals behind in the body. iovera° is approved in the European Union and Canada for the treatment of wrinkles, and is used for the treatment of pain in the United States. “We designed the iovera° system to be sophisticated and intuitive,” says myoscience CEO Clint Carnell. “It has only one button and fits ergonomically in the physician’s hand. Our talented team of engineers and the team of designers at LUNAR who worked hard to ensure we created a product that is not only beautiful to look at, but delivers an elegant result that will immediately ease pain or reduce wrinkles. I am very proud of my team at myoscience who made this concept into a reality.” To see the full list of awards: http://www.sparkawards.com/about/news/ To see the press release from Spark: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11336709.htm ABOUT THE SPARK AWARD The Spark mission is to promote better living through better design. The criteria are the same for all Spark competitions: does the design “Spark,” i.e., innovate, change the game and in some way help humanity or the environment we live in. The Spark founders believe Design is an important, relevant tool to help build a better world. We feel that Design and designers act as catalysts, addressing problems and improving our lives and our Earth. www.sparkawards.com ABOUT MYOSCIENCE Silicon Valley, California-based myoscience is a privately-held medical device company committed to making its platform technology, Focused Cold TherapyTM, the standard of care for the treatment of peripheral nerve conditions. Focused Cold Therapy is the technology underlying the iovera° treatment, which is currently approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction and treatment of dermatologic conditions. iovera° has also been cleared in the United States for use in pain management and general surgical use. For more information, please visit www.myoscience.com. © 2013 myoscience. All rights reserved. iovera° and Focused Cold Therapy are trademarks of myoscience. MKT-0106A
iovera° wins Spark Design Award
November 20, 2013 - Read Press Release
myoscience to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Medical Technology & Diagnostics Forum
November 11, 2013 - Read Press Release
iovera° treatment for dynamic wrinkles now offered by Drs. Jean & Alastair Carruthers and Doctor Shannon Humphrey
September 17, 2013 - Read Press Release
Peter Osborne joins myoscience as Chief Financial Officer
September 16, 2013 - Read Press Release
myoscience Announces $25 million Series E Financing Round
September 12, 2013 - Read Press Release
iovera° treatment for dynamic wrinkles now approved in Canada
July 18, 2013 - Read Press Release
iovera˚ introduced in Europe as the World’s First Toxin-free Treatment for Dynamic Facial Lines
April 4, 2013 - Read Press Release
iovera° Approved in Europe, Gains CE Mark
February 13, 2013 - Read Press Release
FDA Clearance for Pain Management in Nerve Tissue
January 22, 2013 - Read Press Release
myoscience to Present at 2012 Canaccord Genuity Medical Technology Forum
myoscience, inc., the developer of Focused Cold Therapy for the treatment of the peripheral nerve conditions, announced that President & CEO, Clint Carnell, will be presenting at the Canaccord Genuity Medical Technology and Diagnostics Forum to be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Le Parker Meridien in New York, NY.
Clint Carnell will speak at 10:00am Eastern time about the upcoming 2013 European Union launch of the company's first aesthetics product for the treatment of wrinkles. Mr. Carnell will also provide an overview of Focused Cold Therapy and the opportunities in therapeutics such as pain and various movement disorders.
The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed by visiting the myosience website at www.myosience.com
Canaccord Genuity 2012 Medical Technology Forum
November 27, 2012 - Read Press Release
FDA Clearance for Next-Gen Device by myoscience
July 10, 2012 - Read Press Release
Myoscience Closes $33 Million Series D Financing
March 21, 2012 - Read Press Release
Canadian Approval of Cryotherapy Technology
December 15, 2011 - Read Press Release
CE Mark for Novel Cryotherapy Technology
December 7, 2011 - Read Press Release
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WCBSNEW YORK (WCBS) — Freeze the Pain Away. A report from WCBS's Dr. Max Gomez. An avid runner blows her knee out, "she had the knees of a 90 year old man". Nick with a torn ACL and in spite of three surgeries was in constant pain. Dr. Danesh at Mount Sinai Hospital uses iovera's Focused Cold Therapy to freeze the pain away.
KNBCLOS ANGELES (NBCLA) — When you have chronic knee pain, everything you do hurts. NBC 4's Dr. Bruce Hensel reports on an alternative to addictive pain medicine and surgery. Watch Dr. Williams dramatically improve the knee pain of Sharon Basham-Dominguez by freezing nerves in both knees. This was the first time she felt normal, after years of pain.
THE DOCTORSA ground breaking treatment that can virtually eliminate your pain in 60 seconds. You won't believe what doctors are using today to treat knee pain, headaches, and more. Is it right for you? Over 100 million Americans suffer from pain. Jennifer, she was another statistic until she found another way. Dr. Vernon Williams shows us a new procedure that actually freezes pain away.
CBS NEW YORKNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Imagine having knee pain for decades, and then having it all disappear with a quick trip to the doctor's office. As CBS 2's Emily Smith reports, doctors are actually freezing away the pain. Watch Dr. Vinod Dasa treat patient Leslie Griffin who has suffered from knee pain since she was 20 years old.
The iovera° beauty treatment is not available in the United States.
LONDON BEAUTY HUBBEAUTY & LIFESTYLE NEWS — The majority of women in London (54%) claim they would be unlikely to go out and meet friends without doing their hair and makeup yet they are not alone as 43% of men confessed that they would not go out without doing their hair. The findings are from a survey of more than 500 Londoners that reveals unique insights into the way men and women in the capital feel about their beauty and grooming regimes. Read Article
PLASTIC SURGERY PRACTICETHE FACE: IT'S FAUX TOX TIME — iovera° from Myoscience, Redwood City, Calif, delivers Focused Cold Therapy™ as an attractive option for people who want to treat their dynamic forehead wrinkles without a toxin. Currently, it is approved in Europe and Canada for temporary wrinkle reduction, temporary pain reduction, and the treatment of dermatologic conditions. iovera° has also been cleared in the US for pain management and general surgical use. Read Article
WOW NOWFREEZE IT! — The latest beauty trend that's taking plastic surgery clinics by storm vows to offer a natural and rejuvenated result. In essence, this treatment reduces and softens wrinkles without the use of toxins with instant results in just fifteen minutes! In turn, this allows you to resume to the normal, busy schedule of your everyday life. View Article
MY FACE MY BODYTHE NATURAL BEAUTY TREND IN LONDON — A survey conducted by new cosmetic wrinkle treatment iovera°® has found that there is a growing desire among Londoners for more natural beauty products and treatments. Two thirds of respondents (65%) said that they have become more aware of the ingredients in cosmetics and beauty products in the last two years. While quality (59%) and price (48%) are important, natural ingredients (32%) ranked highly on factors influencing purchasing decisions. Read Article
EXPRESSFAT-FREEZING, SHOCK WAVES AND LIGHTBULB FACIALS: THE BRAND NEW BEAUTY TREATMENTS FOR 2014 — Toxin-free wrinkle buster: One of the most tried and tested ways to keep wrinkles at bay is by using a neurotoxin injectable such as Botox. However while this treatment is safe, for many women the thought of injecting toxins and other chemicals into their body is still a big no-no. A new anti-ageing treatment called iovera° may provide a solution. The new 15-minute procedure uses liquid nitrous oxide to temporarily freeze the nerves that move the muscles in the face, helping to smooth lines and wrinkles. Read Article
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PRIMETHE EFFICACY OF FOCUSED COLD THERAPY ON HORIZONTAL DYNAMIC FOREHEAD WRINKLES — Vincent Wong and Fabien Giausseran discuss patient improvement and satisfaction following treatment to forehead wrinkles with a Focused Cold Therapy device. Read Article