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|Quotation:||CAPCIT (2013) Neuromodulation and Neuroelectronics Opportunities and challenges for the Catalan healthcare system and industry. CAPCIT-Bulletin No. 1, April 2013, http://www.parlament.cat/porta...|
|Short Description:||Key concepts: — Neuromodulators are a new generation of pacemakers that act on the nervous system rather than on the heart. — They correct the electrical activity associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders. — They offer supplementary or alternative treatment to drugs, with fewer side effects and potential for greater efficacy. — Opportunity for the Catalan economy. Rapidly growing new large-scale global industry. — Challenge I for the Catalan healthcare system. High cost. Need for cost-benefit analysis. — Challenge II for Catalan industry. Development of neuromodulation technology involves large investments and long turn-around times.|
|Publication Type:||policy brief|
|Institution:||Advisory Board of the Parliament of Catalonia for Science and Technology (CAPCIT)|