In February I posted information on the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act which seeks to accelerate development of new treatments for brain and nervous system conditions. Today there was an exciting development; the Neurotech Bill was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives!
“The huge numbers speak for themselves: There are 100 million Americans suffering from a brain-related illness, with an enormous economic burden that continues to grow as the population ages,” said Zack Lynch, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization. “For a modest investment, Congress has the opportunity to streamline research efforts, accelerate the development of new treatments, promote innovation and job creation by small businesses and have a meaningful impact on the lives of those suffering from devastating diseases and injuries.”
As a member of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization we at Advanced Brain Technologies are excited to see this important milestone achieved through the hard work of Zack Lynch and fellow members.
To read the full press release http://www.neurotechindustry.org/neurotechact2009.html