BrainScope Company, Inc. is a privately held medical neurotechnology company developing a new generation of handheld, portable, simple-to-use, non-invasive tools to rapidly and objectively assess brain function at the initial point of care. BrainScope’s initial focus is the development of a device for military use, to aid in detection and objective assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) / concussion. The portability and ease-of-use of the device in development could aid the United States Military Health System personnel in promptly diagnosing TBI that requires rest and / or other treatment and removal from environments at risk for repeated brain injury. BrainScope’s technology is based on extensive scientific evidence that the electrical activity of the brain contains substantial information regarding a patient’s brain function and neurological condition, which can aid medical professionals in assessment of abnormal brain function.
BrainScope has focused on optimizing analysis of brain electrical signals to enhance detection and assessment of changes in brain function. We are currently integrating our intellectual property, technology platform, and algorithm development process to create a robust, portable device intended to be deployed in military settings for providing reliable, rapid, objective assessments of abnormality of brain function to aid in rapid triage and diagnosis of TBI patients.
According to the CDC, about 75% of TBIs are mild in nature1, and routinely go unnoticed until further damage occurs, which often does not appear until weeks after the injury is sustained. It is not uncommon for mild TBI (mTBI) / concussion to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Because time to treatment is of upmost importance in mTBI our goal is to provide medical professionals with new, rapid, effective analysis tools to assist in the assessment of brain function. We are committed to development of such tools to aid in the assessment of severity of brain injury and help speed patients to appropriate treatment.
1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Report to Congress on mild traumatic brain injury in the United States: steps to prevent a serious public health problem. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2003.
Important note: BrainScope devices are all in development, under clinical research, and are not commercially available. The company is in the process of attempting to obtain its first FDA clearance for marketing in the U.S. with its first device, and plans to pursue a separate FDA clearance process for each new indication for use or product iteration, which includes the application for brain injury.