By Debbie Gregory.

The Army has awarded a $10 million contract for the development of a device that can quickly diagnose a brain injury and determine how severe it is.

Neural Analytics will partner with the DoD to develop its Lucid System within the next 18 months to measure and monitor physiological parameters relevant to moderate-severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The portable device will be used on the battlefield to assess combat-related traumatic brain injury at the point of injury.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the U.S. Army to further advance point of care injury management of brain health,” said Leo Petrossian, chief executive officer of Neural Analytics.

The system is expected to operate as a single, portable unit with minimal required training and maintenance, so that any troop member could use the device with about a half hour of training.

The goal is to have the software do an assessment of a person’s brain condition and tell the user how severe it is so they can secure the appropriate treatment. Brain injury can be hard to diagnose immediately, and it’s best to get treatment sooner rather than later.

Since 2000, more than 370,000 service members have had a first-time diagnosis of TBI, according to data from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

According to a report by  advocacy group  Veterans Against Alzheimer’s, those who serve have a greater risk than civilians of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and TBI may be one of the factors that significantly increases the risk.

The estimated completion date for the work is March 2019.

“We believe our technology will be the first of its kind targeted for a military environment,” said Petrossian. “This work will also significantly impact civilian versions of the technology allowing for further advancement of our Lucid System in the pre-hospital or EMS setting.”

Following completion of the point of injury brain health assessment device, Neural Analytics plans to continue to supply the system to the DoD and commercialize the technology into its civilian brain health platforms.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

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Veterans Small Business Forum Contracting Opportunities at DOD

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10 am – 12 pm

hosted by

The Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs
Pentagon Conference Center
Washington, DC 20301
(Seating is Limited – You MUST register by July 1st)

See Registration Link and Announcements Below

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Business Owners when DOD hosts our next Veterans Small Business Forum at the Pentagon Conference Center on Tuesday, July 8th from 10 am – 12 pm.

Our last Veterans Small Business Forum was hosted by the SBA’s Office of Veterans Small Business Development and once again proved to be very informative for many of you.  We learned about the Certification requirements for the Women Owned Small Business Program, the Veterans Financial Planning Guide and how SBA plans to extend its Boots2Business program to selected states.

Since the July 8th Forum will be held in the Pentagon Conference Center – Room B1 there are certain requirements which much be met in order for you to attend.

Visitor Badges:

In order to access the Pentagon Center, each attendee must provide their full name, date of birth, and social security number.  You may enter this information directly into the registration form provided in the link below.  We have to get this information to the Visitor Access Office by July 1.

For attendees arriving via Metro:

The Pentagon Circulator shuttle bus service from the Pentagon Transit Center is provided for visitors attending PCC meetings.  The shuttle bus departs from upper level of the Pentagon Transit Center at bus stop U8.  The Pentagon Circulator will operate on weekdays from 6:00 am and run every 20 minutes.

Parking:  Parking will be requested for those who have returned their parking form no later than July 2.  Visitors will park in North parking in lane 47.  They will proceed up the stairs where escorts will be waiting.  Guests will be escorted into the Pentagon Conference Center where they will receive their visitor badges and then escorted to conference room B1.

Click Here for Parking Request Form

So Don’t Delay

You MUST Register by July 1st.

Click Here to Register for the Veterans Small Business Forum!

If Participating by Phone, use the number and code below

(619) 326-2772

Code 4197542#

(Call lines will open up at 955 am)

Please be mindful to mute your phone using *6 when listening then you may press *6 again to unmute when you are speaking.

Thank You!