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Objective Diagnostic Tool for Tinnitus in Military Populations

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
ChromoLogic LLC
180 N Vinedo Ave Pasadena, CA 91107-3490
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Objective Diagnostic Tool for Tinnitus in Military Populations
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0044
Award Amount: $149,941.00


To address the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Health Program"s (OSD/DHP) need for an innovative concept for effective, objective diagnosis of subjective tinnitus in military personnel, ChromoLogic (CL) proposes to develop the OPical TINnitus Assessment or (OPTINAS) system based on Near Infrared Optical system that quickly, easily, and inexpensively assesses level of neuronal activity in area of the brain associated with auditory response to determine the presence and degree of tinnitus. The unique scientific expertise of ChromoLogic scientists and collaborators will result in an innovative system that is objective, compact and intuitive to use. In Phase I CL will demonstrate the feasibility of the OPTINAS technology by fabricating a prototype device to demonstrate the concept of NIR monitoring of neuronal activity. In Phase II, CL plans to develop the OPTINAS device and perform clinical validation of the method.

Principal Investigator:

Nicholas Booth
Director Medical Devices
(626) 381-9974

Business Contact:

Naresh Menon
(626) 381-9974
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ChromoLogic LLC
133 N. Altadena Dr., Ste 307 Pasadena, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 203048938
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No