SOURCE: X2 Biosystems

January 29, 2015 06:00 ET

X2 Biosystems Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Evaluate Field Readiness of Concussion Management System

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory to Evaluate X2's Comprehensive Concussion Detection and Management Solution

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - X2 Biosystems, a Seattle-based provider of integrated solutions for the monitoring and management of concussions and other brain injuries in sports, military, and industrial environments, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to support collaborative testing with the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL). Headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland, USAMRMC is the United States Army's medical materiel developer with responsibility for medical research, development, acquisition, and medical logistics management. The USAARL, located at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is a subordinate laboratory of USAMRMC with a research focus on military operational medicine and injury biomechanics.

The contract will allow the government to evaluate the hardware and software that comprise X2 Biosystems' sophisticated, integrated concussion evaluation systems for field readiness and potential inclusion in several garrison training environments. The USAMRMC's expertise is crucial in helping to establish and maintain the capabilities the U.S. Army needs to ensure service members are healthy and prepared to deploy anywhere in the world.

In addition to helping medical teams to more effectively monitor impact events, promote adherence to standards of care, and coordinate return to activity, X2's integrated concussion management platform is making an important contribution to the understanding of both acute and long term brain health outcomes. The system creates a durable medical record and adds a level of objective precision in assessing concussive events and other traumatic brain injuries. It delivers a superior technology that is both sensitive and robust with the portability, simplicity and ease-of-use that is ideal for the Soldier dealing with daily missions that can include diverse acute conditions and situations.

X2 Biosystems' President of the Government and Industrial Division, Major General Steve Layfield, (U.S. Army Ret.), said this is an important milestone, "Military traumatic brain injury has long been and remains a critical area of focus for the leaders of our armed forces who are charged with protecting those who serve. We are proud to work with USAMRMC and USAARL to provide our state-of-the-art technology to help advance solutions to meet a vital need."

John Ralston, CEO of X2 Biosystems, noted, "Our expanding partnership with the military is a matter of great pride and a significant accomplishment. We share a common vision to provide our service personnel with the highest level of monitoring and evaluation of impacts and traumatic brain injuries to protect their long term health."

Across public and private sectors, including industry, sports, the military, and amateur athletic programs, medical professionals are united in their belief that better management of head impact and concussive events can make an important difference in helping to prevent serious brain injuries and health problems later in life. In addition to the military, X2 Biosystems is currently working with all 32 NFL teams, the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Premiership Rugby, and other professional and amateur athletic teams and organizations.

About X2 Biosystems (http://www.x2bio.com)

X2 Biosystems pioneered the development of integrated biometric solutions to monitor and manage concussions and other brain injuries in sports, military, and industrial environments, and today serves customers that include professional, college, high school, and club athletic teams, military organizations, and leading sports medicine and clinical neurology organizations. X2's platform combines high-performance wearable impact sensors; tablet, smartphone, and PC software apps; and software-as-a-service applications, enabling training personal and physicians to collaborate with athletes, soldiers, and industrial users to deliver the best possible concussion care and recovery.

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