A revolutionary way of thinking.

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A revolutionary way of thinking.

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Nia Therapeutics is developing medical devices to treat memory disorders, including traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.

Memory deficits are personally devastating and represent a large societal unmet need:

  • 1.6 million Americans suffer from significant memory loss due to traumatic brain injury
  • 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease & mild cognitive impairment

Our technology was developed at the University of Pennsylvania with funding from DARPA and has the potential to help patients by reducing cognitive disability and increasing productivity.

How it works

  • Nia’s technology uses statistical algorithms to identify patterns of brain activity that predict good memory performance in each patient.
  • Sensors are used to track each patient’s brain activity. When memory is failing, very small pulses of electricity are delivered to restore healthy memory function.
  • Nia’s technology has been shown to improve human memory in randomized, controlled and blinded clinical studies.

 

Burke et al. (2014) Neuroimage, 85:834–843

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Ezzyat et al. (2017) Current Biology, 27, 1251–1258

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Ezzyat et al. (2018) Nature Communications, 9:365

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Press and accolades

 

New York Times

Scientific American

Brain “Pacemaker” Could Help You Remember Only What You Might Forget.

WIRED

With Strategic Zaps to the Brain, Scientists Boost Memory.

Quanta

With Strategic Zaps to the Brain, Scientists Boost Memory

New York Times

‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds

 

JLABS

The JPOD, located within the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center.

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Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It’s All In The Timing

Who we are

Dan Rizzuto, PhD

Dan Rizzuto, PhD

Founder, CEO

Mike Kahana, PhD

Mike Kahana, PhD

Founder, SAB Chair

Tim Denison, PhD

Tim Denison, PhD

Advisor, Engineering

Geoff Aguirre, MD PhD

Geoff Aguirre, MD PhD

Advisor

Bob Gross, MD PhD

Bob Gross, MD PhD

Advisor

Bob Greenberg,  MD PhD

Bob Greenberg, MD PhD

Advisor

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD PhD

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD PhD

Advisor

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