Brainomix, a start-up from Isis Innovation the Oxford University Technology Transfer Company, has been awarded over £900,000 to develop the software version of a stroke assessment system that has already saved lives. The software can be used by any hospital, helping physicians to identify patients more likely to benefit from life-saving treatment. The funding is part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) run by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The £819,000 of funding is in addition to £89,000 that Brainomix received during the first phase of the same competition. The funding is for 18 months and will help the company develop the software, carry out validation studies and make sure it complies with European regulations.