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First-ever Pervasive Neurotechnology Report finds 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Entertainment and Business

– Nielsen, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems, Medtronic, Microsoft and Brain­lab emerge as lead­ing IP holders

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San Fran­cisco, CA– (May 6, 2015) – Sharp­Brains, the lead­ing mar­ket research firm track­ing applied neu­ro­science, unveiled today–at the 2015 Neu­roGam­ing Summit–a new 206-page report that, for the first time, ana­lyzes the major intel­lec­tual prop­erty trends in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy indus­try: non-invasive, poten­tially ubiq­ui­tous neu­rotech­nolo­gies, com­mer­cially viable out­side major med­ical insti­tu­tions or research facilities.

Through this report’s wide and deep analy­sis, Sharp­Brains has made another key con­tri­bu­tion to our under­stand­ing of the tools and tech­nolo­gies that are at the fore­front of the global neu­rotech­nol­ogy indus­try, and at the fore­front of tech­nol­ogy over­all,” high­lights Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and Founder of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion.

Over the past two years Read the rest of this entry »

Can better cognitive testing platforms accelerate pharma’s Alzheimer’s research and development efforts?

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Alzheimer’s cure behind the boom in brain sci­ence (Finan­cial Review):

Bio­gen is one of many mem­bers of big pharma seek­ing the block­buster drug which will inevitably be worth mul­ti­ple bil­lions of dol­lars. Big pharma in the US spends about $US5 bil­lion a year on Alzheimer’s research and development.

Expo­nen­tial growth in the dis­ease over the past decade has not been accom­pa­nied by the devel­op­ment of approved drugs. In fact, Read the rest of this entry »

Growing demand for products to enhance cognition and memory

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Mar­ket­ing Cog­ni­tion Prod­ucts (Nat­ural Prod­ucts Insider):

Cog­ni­tion and brain health is a hot topic, espe­cially in light of the aging population…As there is cur­rently no cure for demen­tia, con­sumers have a strong inter­est in both per­for­mance and pre­ven­tive cog­ni­tion prod­ucts that include an array of options from Read the rest of this entry »

April 2015 Update: Latest neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ April e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights…and includ­ing a fun brain teaser at the end.

Upcom­ing events:

New research:

New tools:

New think­ing:

 

Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your atten­tion and mem­ory: Can you iden­tify Apple’s logo?

Have a great month of May

New $100M investment in Canada to accelerate brain health innovation

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Brain research at Toronto health cen­tre gets $100M fund­ing boost in fed­eral bud­get (National Post):

Ottawa is help­ing fund a $100 mil­lion ini­tia­tive with Toronto’s Bay­crest Health Sci­ences to develop a national hub for brain research…“Past gen­er­a­tions of adults said they were most con­cerned about can­cer or heart dis­ease. This gen­er­a­tion says they’re most con­cerned about their brains,” said Dr. Reich­man. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Dietary interventions can help children with ADHD (especially with proper monitoring and adjustment)

food_pyramidAre dietary inter­ven­tions effec­tive for treat­ing ADHD? This has been a con­tro­ver­sial ques­tion over the years with strong pro­po­nents on both sides of the issue. For many par­ents and pro­fes­sion­als, try­ing to parse through the dif­fer­ent claims about the impact of diet on ADHD has been chal­leng­ing and con­fus­ing. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain training gains traction in Europe with Peak and Memorado funding rounds

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Brain train­ing start-up Peak secures $7m Series A fund­ing (star­tups UK):

London-based brain train­ing app Peak has closed a $7m Series A round led by Cre­an­dum – known for its early invest­ment in Spo­tify – with par­tic­i­pa­tion from exist­ing investors Read the rest of this entry »

New market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology & Intellectual Property

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