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U.S. Department of Defense Awards $2 Million to Brain Plasticity Inc. to Study Impact of Brain Training for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Date:6/21/2011

the grant. "We are honored that the Department of Defense has selected BPI and our cognitive training technology for this grant. The trial will allow us to decisively demonstrate that the appropriate type of brain training program can have a significant and long-term impact on the lives of these wounded warriors."

The grant will fund a trial of 132 people suffering from ongoing cognitive impairment following TBI across five separate locations in the United States, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, VA Boston, VA Houston and VA Connecticut.  The trial is anticipated to begin enrolling participants this year and be completed in 2013.

The technology used in this trial is derived from similar brain-plasticity-based cognitive training programs developed at San Francisco-based Posit Science, which continues to apply this core technology to develop new training programs that improve cognitive function in healthy individuals seeking to stay sharp and perform at their best.

About BPI

Brain Plasticity, Inc. is a technology incubator dedicated to the discovery and development of novel technologies that harness the basic principles of brain plasticity to improve the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders with non-invasive, safe, clinically effective treatments. BPI works with a worldwide network of researchers to design and evaluate novel treatments and is initially focused on applying this technology to schizophrenia, brain injury, and movement disorders.

(1) "TBI Numbers by Severity: All Armed Forces," Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) and Theater Medical Data Store (TMDS), prepared by Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

(2) "TBI Stats," Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention



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