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Three New U.S. Patents Awarded to NKI
NKI has been awarded three new patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for innovations related its burgeoning portfolio of eye tracking technology, bringing its total patent count up to 22. Among these latest is protection for unique aspects of NKI's I-PAS™ design -- a highly portable device for oculomotor testing involving clinically sensitive eye tracking. Looking similar to a virtual reality headset, the new design is just as easy to put on. After years of use for clinical investigations, FDA clearance is now pending for commercial use of I-PAS as a nystamograph, while concussion-related testing will still be investigational.

NKI Sponsors Balance Awareness Week
Led by the Vestibular Disorders Association, Balance Awareness week aims to help and add hope for patients who struggle with dizziness and imbalance. Vesibular disorders are invisible and misunderstood.

Collaborative Research Agreement with Walter Reed
The US Army's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has executed a Cooperative R&D Agreement (CRADA) with NKI to evaluate the use of NKI's head-mounted eye-tracking system, I-PAS™ (I-Portal Portable Asssessment System) to objectively assess chronic concussions.

Research Shows Value of Eye Tracking mTBI Patients Over Time
A new paper describes the objective and effective use of I-Portal® technology to test and monitor mTBI patients over time. The authors conclude the testing paradigm will allow investigators to institute better treatments and provide more accurate return to activity advice. Six measures from five tests were found to classify control and mTBI patients with extremely high sensitivity and specificity.

19th US Patent Follows Another Eye Tracking Technology Breakthrough
NKI was issued its 19th U.S. patent covering eye pupil measurement and analysis. This new patent addresses separate stimulation of one pupil, while accurately measuring both the stimulated pupil and the un-stimulated pupil. Asymmetry in such a test is a key indicator of potentially serious health issues.

NKI Closes on $2 Million Convertible Note Offering
The proceeds from a convertible note offering are being used to continue NKI’s commercialization and expansion of its platform I-Portal® technology. Funds will be focused mainly on the final stages of clearing its new I-PAS™ (I-Portal Portable Assessment System) and building on the company’s recent clinical trial successes with emerging concussion-related applications.

Can a Pill Replace Pot for treating Concussions?
A University of Miami study relies on I-Portal® technology to evaluate the effect of two marijuana compounds administered in pill form to treat concussed athletes.

Seeking Gold Standard for Diagnosing Concussions
Pittsburgh Business Times profiles Neuro Kinetics' concussion research and ongoing clinical trials.

NFL Grant Enables University of Miami, University of Pittsburgh, and Neuro Kinetics to Study new Diagnostic Device for Early and Accurate Detection of Concussions
A $500,000 grant from the National Football League (NFL) will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. (NKI) to test NKI’s I-Portal® PAS, a diagnostic device for early and accurate detection of concussions.

Neuro Kinetics Supporting Balance Awareness Week's Goal of Reducing Lag to Diagnosis For Vestibular Disorders
NKI is supporting the upcoming Balance Awareness Week’s goal of reducing the lag time it take individuals suffering from vestibular disorders to seek medical help.
This year’s Balance Awareness Week runs September 15st-21st.

New Allegheny General Concussion Test Has Good Results
In a preliminary study, 292 high school athletes were followed for a season, starting with preseason testing and including testing after head injuries. Of the total, a device developed by Neuro Kinetics, Inc. correctly identified 10 out of 10 athletes with concussions who were tested between 48 hours and 72 hours after the injury.

Eye Movement Test Assists in Diagnosis of Concussion
In research relevant to the gridiron and other kinds of battlefields, Allegheny Health Network and corporate partner Neuro Kinetics Inc. hope to use a new test based on eye movements to bring increased accuracy to the diagnosis of concussions. The research involves the use of high-speed digital photography and other technology to analyze a patient's tracking of dots of light or other visual stimuli, which are projected against a light or dark background.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase Precision of Diagnostic Balance Testing at AUDIOLOGYNOW! 2014 Conference
Please visit us at Booth #1908 to see how we can help you and your practice.

Neuro Kinetics Utilizing Allegheny General Hospital Expertise in Military's Clinical Trials of New Brain Injury Diagnostic Tests
NKI has contracted with Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) to collaborate on the analysis of clinical trials underway at two military medical facilities. The analysis is gauging NKI’s I-Portal® eye movement-tracking technology for the diagnosis and monitoring of mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), also known as concussions.

Neuro Kinetics Announces New CFO and Board Member
Experience will help accelerate company's growth strategy.

Neuro Kinetics Supporting Balance Awareness Week
“The goal of Balance Awareness Week is to help people recognize the symptoms of a vestibular disorder to promote rapid diagnosis and effective treatment,” said Tony Staser, VEDA development director. “Ninety million Americans suffer from dizziness or imbalance during their lifetimes. The sooner people can get help, the sooner they are on a path to learning to cope with their illness.”

Neuro Kinetics in Tech Transfer Licensing Deal with Oregon Health and Science University
Licensed Software Enables Researchers to Conduct Pulse-Step-Sine Rotation Tests for Better Understanding of Vestibular Abnormalities.

Neuro Kinetics Showcase New Version of VEST™ Operating and Analysis Software at AudiologyNOW!2013 Conference
Neuro Kinetics will showcase the latest version of its VEST™ control and analysis software at the American Academy of Audiology’s  AudiologyNOW! 2013 conference next week in Anaheim, California (www.audiologynow.org). 

Neuro Kinetics Adds Software, Engineering Professionals as Push Continues for Improved Testing of Battlefield Concussions
Neuro Kinetics has added five software and engineering professionals to its staff as the company continues to develop new testing protocols for diagnosis of concussions and other brain injuries. 

Neuro Kinetics Says Former Medrad CEO John Friel Has Joined Board, Advising on Managing Growth & Innovation
John Friel, recently retired CEO of Medrad Inc. (www.medrad.com), has joined NKI’s board of directors and is advising management on managing growth.

Neuro Kinetics Awarded $2.4M Defense Dept. Contract to Advance New Diagnostic Testing for Combat Brain Injuries
The DOD contract, awarded through its competitive Rapid Innovation Fund program, should allow NKI to develop sufficient clinical results to seek 510(k) certification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for expanded use of its medical devices, including in the sports medicine and accident care fields, the company said.

Neuro Kinetics & Johns Hopkins in Clinical Trials for new Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnostic Device
NKI partnering with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Wilmer Eye Institute in clinical trials of I-Portal® Retinopathy, the company’s new diabetic retinopathy diagnostic device.

Neuro Kinetics to Preview Updated I-Portal® Technology and VEST™ Software at American Academy of Audiology Conference
NKI will preview updates to its I-Portal® technology and its VEST™ control and analysis software at the Audiology NOW! 2012 conference in Boston, March 29-31. The updates improve user experience, combine processing functionality into one computer, and enable patient eye-tracking video recording on the I-Portal® NOTC. The new software will be demonstrated on its I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center) that will be operating at the conference.

Neuro Kinetics Invited to Present at NIH Forum for Investors and Strategic Partners
The CAP program exposes some of the nation’s most promising life science and healthcare companies and their technologies and business strategies to the investment community, strategic partners and licensees.

Neuro Kinetics Releases Updated Version of Neuro-Otologic Control and Analysis Software
VEST™ 6.10 includes new test enhancements for higher quality patient care.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase I-Portal® Research at Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill
The March 16th event is being organized by the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, a nonpartisan effort of more than 110 Congressional members to raise awareness of brain injuries afflicting millions of Americans – including soldiers, athletes and accident victims.

Neuro Kinetics Presenting New Research at American Balance Society Conference
Dr. Alex Kiderman, CTO of Neuro Kinetics, co-wrote two research studies presented at this week’s American Balance Society conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Neuro Kinetics Named "Manufacturer of the Year"
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, was named the 2010 “Manufacturer of the Year (Small Business Category)” by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the company said today.

I-Portal® Devices Approved for Sale in Canada
Company Appoints AIM Instrumentation & Technologies as Exclusive Canadian Distributor.

Neuro Kinetics receives HHS Therapeutic Discovery Grant to Further Research Into Early Diagnosis of Sports Concussions
Neuro Kinetics received a two-part grant under the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to further the company’s ongoing clinical studies to collect data for the objective diagnosis of sports concussions.

Tax Incentives Set to Expire in December 2010
When opportunity knocks, do you answer? If your practice is considering a capital equipment purchase, you need to act fast: a significant tax benefit is set to expire at the end of 2010.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase Enchanced Control and Analysis Software at Otolaryngology Conference
NKI will be demonstrating the software on its I-Portal® VNG (Video Nystagmography) system at booth #873. NKI also said that it will focus on expiring tax advantages currently available to clinicians considering a purchase of capital equipment, such as NKI’s medical devices. 

Neuro Kinetics To Focus on Advanced Vestibular Diagnostic Testing at Bárány Society Meeting in Iceland
Dr. Alex Kiderman, NKI’s chief technology officer, and Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University, will present 2 papers at the prestigious Bárány meeting this month.

Neuro Kinetics Awarded Phase II SBIR Grant for Diabetic Retinopathy Innovation
Neuro Kinetics said today that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to further the company’s development of a new ophthalmic screening device and testing protocols for the detection and diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. The Phase II SBIR grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Neuro Kinetics Renews Relationship with Korean Distributor, Sees Growth Across Asia
Neuro Kinetics said today that it has renewed its independent sales representation relationship with  Kwangwoo Medix, Inc., a leading Korean specialty medical device distributor. Kwangwoo Medix has represented Neuro Kinetics in South Korea since 2007. It helped the manufacturer earned necessary regulatory approvals from the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA).

Neuro Kinetics Releases Next Generation of its Neuro-Otologic Control and Analysis Software
VEST™ 6.8 expands scope of data analysis for higher quality patient care.

Military Medical Experts to Offer Update on Push for Early Diagnosis of Combat Brain Injuries
As the U.S. military urgently seeks new and more accurate tests to detect mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) –a potentially life-long disability afflicting an estimated 20 percent of U.S. soldiers returning from  Afghanistan and Iraq --  leading military medical researchers will present a detailed update on efforts to improve early diagnosis, monitoring and treatment during the upcoming Battlefield Healthcare conference (www.battlefieldhealthcare.com) in Washington, D.C.

Neuro Kinetics is Company "To Watch", Says Top Defense Publication
Defense Technology International, an influential publication serving the defense and military markets, says medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) is a company “to watch” for its research into new methods of detecting traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) in wounded combat soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Neuro Kinetics and Military Researchers In Push to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Combat Brain Injuries
With financial backing from a leading  nonprofit supporter of  military medical research,  medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) said today that it is collaborating with the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and three other military medical facilities in a comprehensive research project to improve early diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI).

Neuro Kinetics to Preview VEST 6.8 Control and Analysis Software at Otolaryngology Conference
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com) , manufacturers of noninvasive medical evaluation equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological dysfunctions, said today that it will preview its soon-to-be released version 6.8 of its VEST™ control and analysis software at next week’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in San Diego (http://www.entnet.org).

Neuro Kinetics at Battlefield Health Conference: "Promising" Technology Can Aid Brain-Injured Soldiers
With about 20% of combat soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffering from mild ” testing techniques to screen and monitor afflicted military perstraumatic brain injuries (mTBI), medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) next week will spotlight “promisingonnel.

Neuro Kinetics Earns ISO 13485 Certification Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), said today that it has earned the ISO 13485 certification for its nystagmography-based products and services.

Neuro Kinetics to Release VEST™ 6.7 Software at Audiology Conference Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), said today that it will release version 6.7 of its proprietary VEST™ control and analysis software at the upcoming Audiology Now! 2009 – the annual conference of the American Academy of Audiology to be held next month in Dallas.

Neuro Kinetics: Research Suggests I-Portal® NOTC Data Shows Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries That Other Technologies Miss With record numbers of American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, a case study from Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com) suggests that tests utilizing its I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center) system can generate results that may indicate mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) that are not detected by other evaluation technologies.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Hostpital Camp Pendleton & Tripler Army Medical Center to Install Neuro Kinetics' I-Portal® NOTC System for Traumatic Brain Injury Testing. “Promising” Advantages over MRIs As Company Prepares to Publish Unique Pre- & Post-Accident Study. In a push to improve diagnosis of returning military personnel for traumatic brain injuries, three leading military medical centers — Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton in California and Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii — recently purchased the I-Portal® NOTC System (Neuro Otologic Test Center) from Neuro Kinetics, Inc, (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com).

Neuro Kinetics To Showcase Improvements to I-Portal®-VNG System at American Academy of Otolaryngology Conference Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), said today that it will showcase enhancements to its I-Portal-VNG (Video Nystagmography) system at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons (AAO-HNS) in Chicago next week (www.entnet.org).

Neuro Kinetics Adds Two Independent Sales Rep Agencies Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com), said today that it has added two independent sales agencies to its growing roster of sales representatives.


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Neuro Kinetics Case Study - I-Portal® NOTC & Mild Traumatic Brain Injury



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July 2014 - Balance Awareness Week, Brain Injury Research and Dr. Howard Mango's Past, Present and Future of Vestibular Diagnostics

Mar 2011 - Audiology NOW! 2011, Commitments to Quality and Service, Profile of Dr. Terri Ives and More

Dec 2010 - Canadian Clearance, Meet Dr. John Oas, Bárány Society and More

June 2010 - New I-Portall® Tests, Meet Audiologist Ann Cola-Schuh

March 2010 - Military Update, New Patent, YouTube and More

Nov 2009 - Caring for America's Returning Soldiers

Mar 2009 - Traumatic Brain Injury Detection (mTBI)

Dec 2008 - Understanding Caloric Testing

Apr 2007 - Meet Dr. J. Douglas Green

Feb 2007 - New I-PORTAL® VNG & Super VNG