Nous Imaging, a St. Louis-based provider of a Brain MRI Software solution, raised $6.6M in funding.
Backers included venture capital and government research investments, including funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health.
Led by Nico Dosenbach, MD, PhD, co-founder and an Assistant Professor of neurology and radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, and Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., co-founder of NOUS Imaging and an Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, Nous Imaging has created a software-based biofeedback solution, called Framewise Integrated Real-Time MRI Monitoring (FIRMM), for acquiring improved brain MR exams.
The original research version of FIRMM software has proven valuable as part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, a long-term study of brain development in the U.S.
Initially, FIRMM only worked with Siemens MR scanners. However, NOUS Imaging recently released an updated research version of FIRMM (v.3.2) that is compatible with GE MR machines.