There are 970 million people with mental illnesses like depression or schizophrenia. One third of patients with mental illness will never find a medicine that alleviates their symptoms, while severe side effects of approved medicines make 20% of these patients stop using it. There is no cure for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, which affect over 50 million people.
We develop a platform for candidate drug testing using
human cell-based brain organoids - minibrains.
Minibrains are made of human cells and simulate certain functions of the real human brain.