NIA-Funded Small Business Spotlights
Read these success stories from NIA-funded small businesses.
C₂N Diagnostics’ Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s
Nov. 1, 2022
St. Louis, MO — Without an easy way to detect definitive markers for Alzheimer’s, doctors often diagnose the disease based on clinical signs, such as confusion and memory loss. Recent scientific advances have allowed researchers to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease that can aid in diagnosis. The challenge is that these biomarkers can only be detected through expensive and invasive methods, such as brain imaging techniques or collection of spinal fluid.
BioSensics’ Wearable Technology Supports Aging in Place
Sept. 28, 2020
Newton, MA — In 2007, wearable sensor technology was just gaining traction. Applications largely focused on fitness and wellness, measuring things like numbers of steps and hours of sleep. However, Ashkan Vaziri, Ph.D., and a few friends had an idea for a different approach: They believed that wearable sensors with medical applications could help older adults remain independent as they age.
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