Major League Soccer Adopts X2 Biosystems Concussion Software

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Major League Soccer Adopts X2 Biosystems Concussion Software

X2 Biosystems Provides MLS With New Concussion Management Cloud Application

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - June 05, 2014) - X2 Biosystems, a privately held Seattle company, announced an agreement with Major League Soccer (MLS) to supply its Integrated Concussion Evaluation (ICE) software application for MLS teams during the 2014 soccer season.

The X2 ICE is a touch-screen based application built for iOS7 and Windows 8 operating systems and is equally suitable for use at the field of play or in clinical office settings. By harnessing the power of cloud computing, the X2 ICE securely provides concussion assessment data and allows authorized team health care providers instant access to each of their players' past and present information.

"Working with MLS allowed us to create an application specifically tailored to the league's needs," said Dr. Ed Mlinek, X2 chief of clinical affairs. "The resulting application embodies MLS' specific medical protocols and can be customized to conform to the league's evolving standards in the future."

Ten MLS teams will use the X2 software during the 2014 season with anticipation of adoption by the entire league in 2015. All 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) used the NFL version of the X2 ICE last season.

Collaboration with MLS medical leaders was indispensable to the project's success, which was recognized by Dr. Ruben Echemendia, chairman of the MLS Concussion Program Committee.

"We anticipate that using X2 ICE will standardize and provide more efficient concussion care for all MLS players," said Dr. Echemendia. " The platform will allow team medical staff to have instant access to players' historical data and provide future opportunities for assessment in different languages."

"We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Major League Soccer in promoting the health and safety of their players," said Dr. Mlinek. "By continuing to prove the value of our software at the professional level, MLS is helping to pave the way for athletes in all sports and all levels to share in the benefits of the X2 ICE concussion management technology.

For more information about X2 Biosystems, visit www.x2biosystems.com or email info@x2biosystems.com.

About X2 Biosystems
X2 Biosystems is a Seattle based science and technology company offering the world's first systems for end-to-end management of Sports Brain Injury. The X2 platform begins with high performance acceleration and rotation sensors, which present real time head impact information in individual athlete profiles on mobile devices. Secure, cloud-based mobile software provides tools for tracking and managing brain injury and coordinating the individual's recovery and return to activity. Applicable to all sports, the X2 Patch is a low profile adhesive sensor pod worn behind the athlete's ear. X2's technology is presently being utilized by the NFL, MLS, and numerous collegiate teams and many sporting leagues worldwide. Additionally, the X2 system is under active evaluation for both military and industrial applications. 

X2 Biosystems, Inc.
Rich Able
Chief Marketing Officer
Mobile: 206-412-2460
rich@x2bio.com

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