DARPA awards Modular Bionics up to $1.5M for wireless product development

September 2016 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract worth up to $1.5M to Modular Bionics Inc. to advance development of the Link Interface for Neural Communication (LINC™), a wireless platform for laboratory research. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO) awarded the contract.

Currently available wireless products are bulky and transmit limited neural recordings from small freely behaving animals. The compact LINC system seeks to fulfill longstanding needs of neuroscientists by delivering a wireless data rate and channel count that aims to surpass currently available research products.


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