Electroceutical

a neurostimulator of radically small size and benign safety profile that has the potential to replace drugs

ELECTROCEUTICAL COIN (eCoin)

Valencia’s eCoin is a radically small, inexpensive platform electroceutical that can be placed subcutaneously in a simple office or outpatient procedure. eCoin is designed to treat a number of major chronic conditions including overactive bladder, hypertension, heart failure, depression, obesity, and erectile dysfunction, among others.

eCoin is not approved for sale in any country.  eCoin is approved in certain countries for investigational use only.

HOW eCoin WORKS

eCoin works through neuromodulation; that is, the modulating (or tuning) of the nervous system in communication with the brain thereafter releasing natural chemicals to treat various chronic conditions.

eCoin for hypertension is pictured, showing the stimulation of the median nerve in the forearm. eCoin is designed to stimulate other nerves and treat other conditions as well, such as tibial nerve stimulation in the lower leg to treat overactive bladder.

eCoin IS SMALL

eCoin is a fully-developed technology that is about the size and shape of a nickel.  Its radically small size is made possible by a breakthrough finding showing that non-constant stimulation of certain nerves brings about desired changes in the nervous system.

eCoin IS INEXPENSIVE

Its simplicity of design and low cost battery make its cost of goods (COGS) much lower than any other neurostimulator. Future generations of eCoin may compete directly with drugs as COGS are driven even lower.

COMPLETED DEVELOPMENT

eCoin is fully-developed.  It has been placed in 48 patients for the treatment of resistant hypertension and requires only limited modifications for treatment of other chronic conditions.

It took less than one year to develop prototypes of the device and another year to do laboratory testing before beginning clinical trials in people – an achievement made possible through the extraordinary expertise of Thenuwara and Peterson.

PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Valencia Technologies has constructed a 4,600 square-foot production facility and an 1,100 square-foot class-7 cleanroom for assembly and testing of the eCoin device. Valencia prides itself on having a team with decades of experience in manufacturing and in operating medical-grade clean room environments.

DEVICE BUILD PROCESS

Device quality is of the utmost importance to Valencia Technologies. Valencia started by constructing an ISO 13485 compliant quality system that is now certified. Valencia then developed over 300 operations with over 200 forms and procedures to provide the highest level of quality and traceability.

BUILDING THE DEVICE

Building medical devices has unique and challenging requirements not present in other manufacturing processes. Valencia Technologies is staffed with both technicians and leadership possessing the highest levels of expertise and training in building medical devices.