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Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Seqster Collaborate on New Proof-of-Concept Study for Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers

Wednesday, February 28, 2018—The Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Related Services and Seqster (San Diego, California) plan to partner in the Ryan Center’s proof of concept stud…

Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of First Blood Test to Evaluate Concussion

Wednesday, February 14, 2018—As part of the breakthrough devices program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the brain trauma indicator (Banyan Biomarkers, Inc; San Diego, Calif…

Neural Analytics Partners with Department of Defense to Develop Portable Device to Assess Combat-Related TBI

Tuesday, October 24, 2017—The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Neural Analytics, Inc. a $10 million contract to develop and supply a portable, point-of-injury device for assessing combat-re…

National Grant Awarded to Mount Sinai to Continue the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Wednesday, October 18, 2017—The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Re…

Largest CTE Study in Football Players to Date Finds Pathological Diagnosis in 110 out of 111 NFL Players

Tuesday, July 25, 2017—The already compelling evidence tying football to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is now even stronger, with the publication of findings from the largest study yet to e…

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

Thursday, June 22, 2017—The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with…

Validation Study for Potential CTE Detection Blood Test Initiated

Wednesday, January 25, 2017—Researchers with Exosome Sciences, Inc., are initiating a clinical study involving retired NFL players and a data-supported biomarker candidate to detect and monitor Chronic T…

AMA Takes Policy Steps to Encourage Further CTE Research

Wednesday, November 16, 2016—The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently adopted new policies urging further research into the detection, causes, and prevention of head injuries. In particular, th…


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