EyeBrain researchers move into Brain and Spine Institute
16 July 2012
EyeBrain, a company developing medical devices for the early
diagnosis and monitoring of neurological diseases, has moved one of its
scientific teams into the premises of the Brain and Spine Institute (Institut
du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere - ICM) at the Pitie-Salpetriere
hospital in Paris.
The aim is to foster scientific exchange with ICM researchers and
speed up the development of clinical research tools for neurological
The ICM is an international center of excellence specialized in
research into neurological diseases. It selected EyeBrain for its
know-how in the analysis of eye movements. Depending on any
abnormalities detected, these movements make it possible to
determine which regions of the brain are not functioning correctly
and to reach an early diagnosis of the disease.
By moving a research team into the ICM's premises, EyeBrain will
have the benefit of 600 researchers and 22,000 square meters of
laboratory space that houses patients, doctors and researchers under
the same roof. This will enable EyeBrain to work on the development
of innovative new devices for diagnosing neurological diseases.
"We welcome the arrival of EyeBrain, a young firm that developed
its first product thanks to a research collaboration with
researchers from our institute," said Alexis Genin, the ICM's
research applications director. "We are convinced that the company's
location within the ICM will speed up the development of useful new
devices for the early diagnosis of nervous system diseases."
"Our move into the ICM reflects the medical world's strong
recognition of EyeBrain's knowhow," said Magali Seassau. "We are
delighted to become part of this prestigious establishment, where we
will be able to exploit the many existing synergies between our
respective researchers and to develop and validate our new products
more easily and more quickly."
One in eight people is affected by neurological diseases, which are
characterized by lesional eruptions on the brain, the spinal cord,
the peripheral nerves or the muscles. They are often chronic and
incapacitating conditions that require extensive medical treatment
and social care. Clinical research in the field of neurosciences is
a major challenge for the treatment of patients, from diagnosis to
disease monitoring and action to improve their quality of life.