Paradromics is Developing a Neural Interface System for the Navy

July 12, 2019

Paradromics Inc.,* Austin, Texas, is being awarded a contract option in the amount of $8,275,758 from a previously awarded cost type of contract. Support includes development of a neural interface system capable of performing continuous, simultaneous full-duplex (read and write) interaction with at least one thousand neurons in regions of the human sensory cortex. The option builds on the designs and prototypes developed from the base award, and provides in vivo animal testing and human studies. The option has a one-year period of performance from July 12, 2019, through July 11, 2020. Work will be performed at the contractor's facilities in Austin, Texas. The option will be incrementally funded at the time of award in the amount of $3,000,000. The original contract was competitively procured via Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 16-09 “Neural Engineering System Design (NESD).” Forty-one offers were received and six were selected for award. Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific, is the contracting activity (N66001-17-C-4005). *Small Business

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