Banyan Biomarkers Gains Recognition from General Electric and NFL
Published January 24th, 2014
ALACHUA- A North Central Florida Biomedical company has received national recognition and a large grant as part of a head health challenge sponsored by the NFL and General Electric.
Banyan Biomarkers based in the City of Alachua was one of the 16 winners of the first stage of the challenge, beating out more than 400 other applicants.
The Banyan team is working on a test that can diagnose mild to moderate brain trauma with a simple blood test for proteins.
UF Team Physician, Jay Clugston says, "it's a big problem one of the problems we have as a team physician and a medical provider for athletes is sometimes we can't if someone has had a concussion, tests like these that are more objective."
Banyan Biomarkers was awarded 300-thousand dollars by sponsors nfl and ge to advance work in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
The Banyan team develop a sideline device that can operate in the field to provide faster results.
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