NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwired - July 5, 2016) - Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (TSX:HSM)(OTCQB:HSDT) ("Helius" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the results from the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Pilot Study, investigating PoNS™ Therapy, will be presented in London on July 6th, during the mid-year meeting for the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). The independent study took place at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and Concordia University's PERFORM Center.

The poster, "Non-Invasive, neuromodulation combined with intensive cognitive and physical rehabilitation induces neuroplastic changes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)" will be presented by Dr. Gabriel Leonard, and will detail the results of PoNS™ Therapy in the 14-subject, controlled MS pilot study for which top-line results were released on Nov 2, 2015. At that time, it was announced that the active PoNS™ Therapy contributes to neuroplastic change (as measured with fMRI) and is associated with improved performance when compared to the control group.

"We are pleased to present our research in more depth to the scientific community," said Dr. Leonard. "Our findings are very encouraging and show strong support for the underlying neuroplasticity mechanism of action hypothesis and we look forward to the results of additional studies."

About the International Neuropsychological Society:

The International Neuropsychological Society is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing communication among the scientific disciplines which contribute to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships. The Society currently has more than 4700 members throughout the world. The Society holds two meetings per year, including its Annual Meeting in North America every February and its Mid-Year Meeting outside of North America every July. (

About PoNS™ Therapy

The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) is an investigational non-invasive device designed to deliver neurostimulation through the tongue. PoNS™ Therapy combines the use of the device with physical therapy and is currently being evaluated in a multicenter clinical trial for the treatment of balance disorder for subjects with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury.

About Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.

Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. Helius seeks to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain's ability to heal itself. Helius intends to file for FDA clearance for the PoNS™ device. For more information, please visit

About the Montreal Neurological Institute

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - ("The Neuro") is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centers in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world's top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders. The Montreal Neurological Institute is a McGill University research and teaching institute. The Montreal Neurological Hospital is part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre.

About PERFORM Center

PERFORM is a research center, based in the Montreal community, with a distinct Concordia approach to healthy lifestyle management. It represents a significant and forward-thinking investment by the Quebec and Canadian governments as well as Concordia University in addressing the broader determinants of health.

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