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    Press Release

    February 17, 2006 04:03 PM US Eastern Timezone
    Brain Matters, Inc. to Present at Medtech Insight and Windhover Information's ''Investment In Innovation (In3) WEST'' Conference, February 23-24, 2006, Irvine, CA
    Medtech Insight 2006 In3 WEST Conference
    IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2006--Brain Matters, Inc.:


    -- Brain Matters, Inc. - leading the revolution to utilize advanced brain imaging technology in the medical community - is pleased to announce it will be presenting on Thursday, February 23 at 2:55pm at Medtech Insight and Windhover Information's "Investment In Innovation (In3) WEST: A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies" Conference, February 23-24, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine, California.

    The Problem:

    The brain is the only organ that is not examined prior to diagnosis and treatment.

    The Solution:

    Brain Matters, Inc.'s CEO John Goodhue presents on the importance of SPECT technology in evaluating neurological and neurobehavioral disorders, and Brain Matters, Inc.'s exclusive rights to the most advanced software and equipment in the world for brain imaging.

    Using pictorial evidence, Mr. Goodhue demonstrates SPECT's ability to illustrate dynamic brain activity - the brain in action - which dramatically contrasts to the static, structural imaging of MRIs and CTs. Mr. Goodhue closes his presentation by examining current medical evolutions in psychology, neurology and nuclear neurology...

    -- the medical community's acceptance of SPECT (including most insurance companies)

    -- neurological indications markets

    -- neurobehavioral applications

    -- neurobehavorial emerging markets

    ...which assure the vibrant financial forecast for this essential technology.

    About Brain Matters, Inc.

    Brain Matters, Inc. delivers detailed images of the brain in action by means of high resolution SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) graphical maps of the brain's activity and function.

    This advanced technology is a next-generation evaluation tool for helping to identify conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), seizures, stroke, Alzheimer's and other dementia processes, ADHD, OCD, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, Tourette's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    On a recent nationally televised Dr. Phil Show focusing on extreme neurological disorders, Dr. Gregory Hipskind, Senior Medical Advisor for Brain Matters, Inc., explained why SPECT imaging is so important for patients with these conditions. Often the erratic behaviors of people suffering from neurological disorders is blamed on psychological or personality weaknesses.

    "If someone had a problem with their leg, you would certainly want to take an x-ray," said Dr. Hipskind. "Similarly, our philosophy is that most of these problems have as the organ of interest, the brain. These are brain problems and they have a biological basis."

    SPECT imaging not only identifies the location of brain based (neurological) disorders, but also identifies the range or severity of the disorder along with other possible brain dysfunctions which may be complicating the primary pathology. For example, an unrecognized traumatic brain injury can make depression more difficult to treat.

    A division of Windhover Information Inc., Medtech Insight is the leading provider of business information and market intelligence for the medical technology marketplace. In3 WEST is Medtech Insight's 20th investment and partnering event to date.

    For more information on Medtech Insight, (480) 985-9512 or (888) 202-5939 toll-free in the U.S., or visit www.medtechinsight.com.
    Steve

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  • #2
    Brain Imaging

    Steve:

    Does this mean that they are marketing this tool to the medical professionals and hospitals to better diagnosis?

    On Dr. Phil it was stated that they are still researching the findings and process though they were taking case studies to include in their research.

    The scans shown were dramatically different from a healthy average subject to those with disorders on the show. They also clearly defined specific parts of the brain that are effected depending on the disorder and severity of the area effected by colour. Autism & TS were the only scans shown that day as reference.

    I'd like to see how this takes off and if Ontario is interested in paying the price tag for the equipment and training to offer more help in proper diagnostic procedures and results.
    PJK

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    • #3
      Brain Imaging

      I'd like to see how this takes off and if Ontario is interested in paying the price tag for the equipment and training to offer more help in proper diagnostic procedures and results.
      The places to check would be at the major teaching hospitals. The chiefs of the departments of neurology and digital imaging (usually in radiology) would be the people being approached by the representatives of a company like this.

      Once they get the chief of the department or whoever is the designated department delegate on board, they would then make representations to the purchasing department.

      Their press release does make their product sound impressive...of course a press release is written by the company's public relations people.

      Would be interesting to get feedback from someone working with digital imaging.
      Steve

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      • #4
        Brain Imaging

        I've already sent an email to the International Sales division of the Company to see if they have approached Ontario or the at least the GTA area.

        Will see if I receive any feed back this week from him.

        If a teaching hospital will come on board then it would be interesting if TS and other disorders are better diagnosed and if it motivated the professional community to specialize in this type of diagnostic procedure.

        Time will tell.
        PJK

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        • #5
          Brain Imaging

          Great initiative, PJK! 8)
          Steve

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