Diagnostic Biochips’ mission is to make brain diagnostics more cost-effective and accessible to academic, research and medical communities. The company’s next-generation neurosensors capture data in a standardized, highly repeatable and measurable way. Designed to accurately record and stimulate individual brain cells with as little disturbance to normal function as possible, DB Neurosensors are advancing the future of medical devices and therapies for neurological diseases and disorders.
Our Progress at a Glance
Diagnostic Biochips emerged from engineering services company Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems (SBM) in 2013 to commercialize technology developed under contract with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus. With over $6M of R&D funding from the NIH and DARPA, Diagnostic Biochips has been expanding our preclinical neurosensor's capabilities.
A lack of appropriately scaled and widely applicable tools to study structures at the neural network level was identified as one of the barriers to allowing scientists to develop a detailed, functional description of the brain. In 2014, a consortium of federal agencies including the NIH, NSF, DARPA, the FDA, and others agreed with us. As a result, The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, a multi-decadal, multi-billion dollar program, was launched to accelerate the understanding of the brain, and advance therapies and cures for the growing burden of brain disease. We are proud to be aligned with this initiative.
By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, this picture will fill major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store and retrieve vast quantities of information, all at the speed of thought.