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Non-invasive assay to discriminate between mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4099
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T025
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
BOX 8175, 3046A BERKMAR DRIVE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-8175
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Non-invasive assay to discriminate between mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0150
Award Amount: $748,911.00
 

Abstract:

In response to the need, in forward areas, of assessing the likelihood of a mTBI having occurred, the objective of this project is the development of the CBIAS computerized assessment system that will be able to make this determination on the basis of the functioning of the II, III, IV, VI, and VIII cranial nerves. They provide the opportunity to obtain a sensitive and quantitative evaluation of two critical physiological control systems, eye movement and postural balance, that are, because of their high degree of sophistication, very sensitive to cerebral injury. As part of the successful Phase I feasibility study 1. Candidate assessment technologies were down-selected with regard to effectiveness, complexity, and ease of implementation 2. System specifications were developed in consultation with mTBI/PTSD experts and 3. Detailed plans for the clinical studies to be performed under Phase II at several US military sites were developed. The principal aims under Phase II are 1. build of preliminary field prototypes, 2. clinical studies involving 250 mTBI, mTBI/PTSD diagnosed and uninjured military personnel, 3. initiation of FDA approval & design of theatre-deployable systems. Intended for deployment up to and including echelon II, the system will be highly mobile, compact, and rugged.

Principal Investigator:

Martin C. Baruch, PhD
Chief Scientist
(434) 296-7000
mcbaruch@comcast.net

Business Contact:

David W. Gerdt, PhD
President
(434) 296-7000
davidetc@firstva.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Empirical Technologies Corporation
P.O. Box 8175 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541771015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Virginia
Hospital Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902-
Contact: Sarah White
Contact Phone: (434) 924-8426