Neuronetics Files Federal Lawsuit Against Brainsway for Misleading Psychiatrists and Patients


MALVERN, Pa., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neuronetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STIM), a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing, and marketing products that improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from neurohealth disorders, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit in the District of Delaware against Brainsway Ltd. and Brainsway USA Inc. for unfair competition under the Lanham Act and state law.

In the litigation, the Company asserts that, for commercial gain, Brainsway egregiously misrepresented efficacy data for the treatment of anxious depression with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health. Specifically, the Company argues that Brainsway manipulated NeuroStar’s effect size by presenting an endpoint representing an incomplete course of therapy. Brainsway then compared these results to inappropriately aggregated data from three disparate studies using Brainsway devices with effect sizes derived from full courses of therapy. The Company alleges Brainsway’s manipulated presentation of these results misled clinicians and patients about NeuroStar’s efficacy. In the litigation, Neuronetics is seeking injunctive relief as well as monetary damages.

“Neuronetics views strong, high-quality data as the cornerstone of driving TMS as a mainstream treatment for mental health disorders. We have made a significant investment to develop a robust body of clinical evidence and believe that we have the best data in the industry,” said Keith J. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer. He added, “We will vigorously defend against the mischaracterization of the efficacy of NeuroStar TMS, the damage it causes to our business and the confusion it causes medical professionals and their patients. We look forward to pursuing this case through the federal courts and to begin to correct this grievous mischaracterization of our efficacy data beginning later this week during the Clinical TMS Society annual meeting in Chicago.”

About Neuronetics
Neuronetics, Inc. believes that mental health is as important as physical health. As a global leader in neuroscience and the largest TMS company in the industry, Neuronetics is redefining patient and physician expectations by designing and developing products that improve the quality of life for people suffering from psychiatric disorders. An FDA-cleared, non-drug, non-invasive treatment for people with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Neuronetics’ NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy system is today’s leading transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment for major depressive disorder with over 4.3 million treatments delivered. NeuroStar is widely researched and backed by the largest clinical data set of any TMS system for depression, including the world’s largest depression Outcomes Registry. Neuronetics is committed to transforming lives by offering an exceptional treatment that produces extraordinary results. For safety information and indications for use, visit

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