DARPA awards Modular Bionics up to $1.5M for wireless technology

September, 2015 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract worth up to $1.5M to Modular Bionics to advance development of the Roaming Animal Microsystem (RoAM™), an implantable wireless platform for laboratory research. The contract was awarded by DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), which is engaged in a multitude of neural interface programs.

Currently available wireless products transmit limited neural recordings from freely behaving animals. The RoAM will break through this limitation with a data rate and channel count that far surpasses currently available research products - delivering the rich neural data that neuroscientists need.


NOT FOR HUMAN USE - these products are not FDA approved for human use. Their use is limited to preclinical and research purposes only.

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Ian Halpern