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NEURO KINETICS NAMED "MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR"

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PITTSBURGH (December 16, 2010) Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), 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.

The regional business publication awarded the honor at a ceremony held in Pittsburgh earlier this month. Watch a video profile of NKI from the event here.

Noted the Business Times; “An infusion of new leadership with a sharp vision transformed Neuro Kinetics from a nearly bankrupt company in 2002 to an innovative manufacturer whose medical equipment helps detect vestibular and neurological disorders.”

Added Howison Schroeder, NKI president and CEO; “We are honored to have been named Manufacturer of the Year. It’s no secret that the difficult economy in recent years has been a challenge for manufacturers. The hometown honor is testimony to how well we have weathered the storm. We are poised for takeoff.”

Long known for enabling audiologists, neurologists and others to test for an array of balance and equilibrium issues, NKI has embarked on a strategy to expand the clinical utility of its diagnostic devices. The company is currently engaged in research with the U.S. military and others to gauge the effectiveness of its equipment in diagnosing brain injuries suffered in combat and sports. The company is also researching how its equipment can be utilized for early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy and other conditions.



ABOUT NEURO KINETICS, INC.
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) is the world leader in eye-tracking technology and non-invasive neuro-otologic diagnostic testing.  

Central to its product mix and technological advances is the premise that the eye is the portal to the brain.  Research has shown the detection of abnormal eye reflexes can indicate the presence of more than 200 diseases and medical conditions. 

For more than 25 years, NKI has supplied comprehensive neuro-otologic diagnostic tools to audiologists, ENT’s, neuro-otologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and neurologists around the globe.  The company's patented products include the I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG (Video Nystagmography) and I-Portal® VOG (Video Oculography), along with related accessories, software, training and support services.


MEDIA CONTACT

John Buckman
Buckman Communications, for Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
+ 1 412-381-2900 or jbuckman@buckman.biz