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ASU football program is first collegiate partner in TGen-Riddell concussion detection study
Date:9/12/2013

TEMPE, Ariz. and ROSEMONT, Ill. September 12, 2013 Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, today announced that the Pac-12's Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program will participate as the first university research partner in a new study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment. This potentially groundbreaking joint research project is the first of its kind to combine molecular information with the monitoring of head impacts.

Working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and its research partners, the Sun Devil football team will participate in the study to identify whether the effects of sub-concussive hits are identifiable through blood-based molecular information. The researchers will monitor the players' changing molecular information throughout a season of typical head impact exposure associated with football practice and games.

The Riddell Sideline Response System (SRS) has been deployed for use at Arizona State University for the 2013 college football season to obtain real-time head impact data from Sun Devil football players. Information gathered from the system will be combined with molecular information from players that experience concussion, with the objective of helping physicians diagnose concussion and better identify when a player might be expected to recover and return to the field. TGen and Riddell announced their research collaboration in May.

Today's football is played with ever-increasing levels of speed, strength and overall performance, with an unrelenting demand for cutting-edge protection to match. Elite players turn to Riddell for its advanced equipment that allows for the highest level of performance, while providing that same level of protection when it matters most on game day.

"Our goal is to be leaders in the community, on and off the field, and partnering with industry pioneers like Riddell and TGe
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Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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