On March 9, 2015 the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Industry Forum selected Annidis, Inc. of Grandville, MI as one of three companies funded to further develop unique technologies that address visual problems in space as well as on Earth.
Today the NSBRI released the following video, illustrating the Annidis RHA™ Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSI) digital ophthalmoscope:
The three companies were selected by NSBRI’s Industry Forum Steering Council, and funding was provided through the Space Medical and Related Technologies Commercialization Program (SMARTCAP), administered by NSBRI’s Industry Forum. SMARTCAP offers grants that help companies broaden the reach of their products, open new market opportunities, and simultaneously address the significant challenges faced by humans living and working in space. To be considered for funding in the upcoming open opportunity, concise online 2-page applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. central time, June 26, 2015. Submission guidelines and additional information regarding SMARTCAP are located at
Established in 1997 through a NASA competition, NSBRI is a consortium of leading biomedical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, The Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania Health System and University of Washington.
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