By Dana Edwards on February 5th, 2014
Detecting a concussion within minutes may become easier, thanks to new technologies developed by an Alachua-based brain trauma research company.
Banyan Biomarkers Inc. announced on Jan. 24 that it received $300,000 from the National Football League and General Electric to continue its collaborative concussion research with University of Florida athletic physicians.
The research results from a finger-prick blood test, which reveals specific protein biomarkers that can quickly identify and measure the severity of a head injury.
Dr. Jay Clugston, a University of Florida physician who works with UF football athletes, said, “The ultimate goal is to develop an objective evaluation for the sideline.”
Clugston has been working with Banyan on this particular concussion research for about three years, and this grant will allow Clugston and Banyan to continue their efforts.
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