Prevacus, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for concussion (mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)) and other neurological disorders today announced a partnership with BrainScope for use of their FDA-cleared BrainScope One device in Prevacus' upcoming Phase 1b clinical research study as an objective biomarker of brain function. Prevacus and BrainScope are supported in their efforts to find a solution to concussions for youth and professional athletes by 3 Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks including Brett Favre, Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien.
The BrainScope One system to be used in Prevacus' upcoming Phase 1b drug study provides a multi-dimensional assessment of brain function including EEG measures, cognitive performance tests, and standard, digitized concussion assessment tests to aid in standardizing data collection across clinical sites. BrainScope One provides an objective EEG measure, the Brain Function Index, that can be used to assess the functional injury component of the brain after an injury.
"BrainScope One will provide significant assistance during our upcoming phase 1b study," said Dr. Jake VanLandingham, CEO of Prevacus, "We are grateful for their support in pursuit of discovering a solution to concussions for our athletes, military personnel and all other at risk groups."
"We are excited to see BrainScope One's capability being used to provide clinical data points to study Prevacus' new and innovative drugs as an alternate line of therapies for traumatic brain injury," stated Douglas Oberly, Vice President, Clinical Affairs at BrainScope.
Prevacus, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates with the potential to advance treatment in the fields of traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders. The Company's first development candidate (PRV-002) represents a breakthrough strategy for treating concussion working at the molecular level to simultaneously reduce inflammation, swelling, ischemic injury and oxidative stress.