Soterix Medical announced the launch of a Phase-2 clinical trial that will evaluate the combination of REMOTE-tDCS and a brain training program for the treatment of long COVID.The trial will be administered through NYU Langone Health's home-based remotely supervised (RS) tDCS program, which includes a clinical service that is available to patients across the United States.
Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative was created to address the widespread and diverse impacts of long COVID. The specific study called RECOVER-NEURO will examine accessible interventions for cognitive dysfunction related to long COVID, including brain fog, memory problems and difficulty with attention, thinking clearly and problem solving. Interventions under this protocol include digital cognitive training program by Posit Science, the PASC-Cognitive Recovery, a web-based goal management training program, developed by Mount Sinai Health System, and the home-based transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) system designed by Soterix Medical for use in RS-tDCS. RECOVER-NEURO is expected to test a group of up to 315 participants.