Government Funding Locally Developed Traumatic Brain Injury Device

Published on: 2017/12/25 - in Science & Tech


The Ontario government has announced 12 projects in the province that are being supported by the Health Technologies Fund.

A local Health Innovation Team among those recipients is formed by the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, ArcheOptix, and Queen’s University.

That team will receive a $498,667 grant toward developing and testing a portable device that will detect and image brain bleeds in traumatic brain injury patients awaiting CT (computed tomography) scans, particularly suitable to improving the management of frail and elderly patients.

This announcement came from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the government’s efforts toward improving patient care through innovative health technologies.

The Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is the new hospital corporation created to share resources between Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital, as announced in April 2017.

ArcheOptix Biomedical, Inc. is a privately-held, Kingston medical device company that has developed technologies to “rapidly and accurately assess the severity of Traumatic Brain Injury.”

According its website, the ArcheOptix portable devices are non-invasive and easy to use, requiring just one to three minutes to assess the severity of a traumatic Brain Injury.

For a full list of government grant recipients, visit the release at

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