“We believe that it is now possible to create medicines that control action potentials in individual neurons and in functional groups of them.”, Nature, 2013 *
The Phoenix Technology
MedAutonomic's BNM technology has three main components.
Harvesting energy from the body, eliminating the need for a battery.
Designing a CPU that produces the correct signal in order to address the imbalance in the ANS.
Providing a mechanism through the stomach-brain axis to send the signal to the brain.
A piezoelectric energy harvesting system (PEHS) developed by MedAutonomic provides the power of the Phoenix. The PEHS is incorporated in the "tail" of the BNM and captures the biologic energy from the natural peristaltic movement and vibrations of the stomach. So, a battery is not required to undertake direct communication with the brain. The correct precise signal to the brain is calibrated by the CPU housed in the body of the BNM. From the gold electrodes ("eyes") signals are sent to the brain.
Our implantation technology is based on two main assets: the Phoenix implantation device and the implanting procedure. The implantation tool (patent pending) has been developed to allow the first of its type procedure, inserting a device in the thickness of the stomach wall without any type of surgery. Operating the device and implanting the BNM requires only an endoscopist and an assistant. The implantation tool can be used to implant any device similar in size to the BNM in any hollow viscus, for example the bowel or the esophagus.
The implantation of the Phoenix is a simple short and pain free digestive endoscopic procedure with neither drugs nor surgery. The patient is studied in advance with a diagnostic gastroscopy, which takes approximately twelve minutes. The operative endoscopy for the BNM implantation takes place in a medical office and is completed in five minutes. The endoscopic implantation procedure can be, if needed, assisted by a deep analgesia or a light anesthesia.