NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quanterix today announced it has won a Phase II Head Health Challenge I grant from GE and the National Football League to address the diagnosis and prognosis of brain trauma.

Quanterix will receive $500,000 to develop tests that will attempt to quickly diagnose traumatic brain injuries almost immediately after they occur. The firm will also develop a point-of-care testing device to run multiplex panels of the biomarkers. Quanterix was one of six winners chosen from 16 finalists in the challenge.

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