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Joining an interdisciplinary neuroscience company with a common goal to ease human suffering

Earlier in December, I had the privilege of joining an innovative Kiwi neuroscience business, Exsurgo, as Postdoctoral Research Assistant. This marks an exciting change in direction for my career, with the same focus on improving the health of many people around the world – however this time exploring how EEG neurofeedback, backed by big data, …

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New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo welcomes Riya Biswas as Postdoctoral Research Assistant

New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo has appointed experienced biomedical scientist and researcher Riya Biswas as Postdoctoral Research Assistant. Biswas will support Chief Science Officer Christine Ozolins to manage data and statistical requirements of Exsurgo’s clinical research projects, including the largest EEG chronic pain treatment trial of its kind in the world, in partnership with AUT University and …

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The war on prescription drugs and the arrival of a better pain solution

Hundreds of thousands of lives have been ruined or lost as a result of opioid addiction and the international medical establishment is moving away from recommending opioid use to treat chronic pain. But if we take that option off the table, there have to be other methods for the growing number of people suffering from …

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Remote Brain Training – Treating chronic pain from the comfort of your own home by Richard Little, CEO, Exsurgo

It’s good to have plans, but it’s always better to have options. At Exsurgo, our plan was to launch the world’s biggest clinical trial of EEG Neurofeedback for the treatment of chronic pain, in conjunction with AUT and the Waitemata District Health Board. The nation’s latest staycation at alert level four has meant those plans …

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World’s largest clinical trial of electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback for pain launches in New Zealand

The world’s biggest clinical trial using EEG neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand. Chronic pain (defined as pain that persists for longer than three months) affects up to one in five people around the world and is a massive burden on healthcare systems and economies. A 2018 …

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The power of the mind: how brain-computer interfaces like Axon can help treat chronic pain, by Exsurgo’s Chief Technology Officer Faisal Almesfer

As an engineer who has spent over 15 years working in the health sector, I’ve always sought to harness the latest science and technology to come up with novel solutions to challenging problems.  When I was studying my Masters in Mechatronics at Auckland University, my thesis was on a home use robotic rehabilitation device and, …

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No Pain – Just Gain! How Exsurgo is changing the treatment of chronic pain by Christine Ozolins, CSO, Exsurgo

Many of the world’s most well-known phrases about pain imply that it is helpful to experience it, that pain provides lessons for life or shows that we’ve made an effort, offering a point of comparison for our eventual happiness. After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?  While it’s true that difficulties do …

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Neuroscience company Exsurgo announces Jiva Muthu as COO

New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo has appointed experienced senior engineering executive, Jiva Muthu as Chief Operating Officer.  Muthu joins Exsurgo from Rakon – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frequency control products and timing solutions – and has 18 years’ experience in the medical devices industry with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Rex Bionics and …

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Making [brain] waves in the UK by Richard Little, CEO, Exsurgo

At Exsurgo, our vision is to unlock the power of neuroscience to ease suffering and enhance human potential. We’re on a mission to transform the way the world treats neurological problems with effective, accessible and non-pharmaceutical solutions that harness the latest in science, technology, engineering and big data.  It’s a lofty goal, but a recent …

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New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo announces success of breakthrough chronic pain management trial, UK study paves the way for larger clinical trial due to start soon in New Zealand

A recent UK study has confirmed the exciting potential of a breakthrough treatment for chronic pain management developed by neuroscience company, Exsurgo. Chronic pain (defined as pain that persists for longer than three months) affects up to 1 in 5 people around the world and is a massive burden on healthcare systems and economies. Chronic …

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