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Women Who Inspire: Amanda Ko on Maria Montessori

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Today’s installment is from Amanda Ko, who is inspired by Maria Montessori. Name: Amanda Ko Title: Senior Scientist Inspired By: Maria Montessori Why and How has this person’s experience had an impact on yours? When I became a first-time mother over […]

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Women Who Inspire: Esme Ponce on Berta Cáceres

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Our first installment is from Esmerelda Ponce, who is inspired by Berta Cáceres. Name: Esmeralda (Esme) Ponce Title: Research Associate II Inspired By: Berta Cáceres Why? I am inspired by Berta and the many environmentalists that have fought and continue to fight for […]

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Mercaptor’s 5th Annual Rare Disease Day Virtual 5K

On February 25, 2020, the Mercaptor Discoveries team participated in the 5th Annual Rare Disease Day Virtual Race by walking a 5K. The walk was sponsored by Running On Air to benefit the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) and the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation. Throughout the world, over 300 million people are living […]

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Mercaptor Hopes Fighting Traumatic Brain Injury Will Help Fight Homelessness

Mercaptor Discoveries is developing drugs and therapies that we hope can be a major tool in the battle against Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). While most of us are aware that TBI affects athletes, first responders, and combat troops, we didn’t think that we might actually be helping in the battle to help the homeless epidemic […]

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Mercaptor in the ALEA Journal

We happy to be picked up by the ALEA Journal: https://issuu.com/aleajournal/docs/alea_journal_with_new_logo_position/13 For more on the ALEA Journal, click here.

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Ground Breaking CTE Research May Save the Game of Football

Can Mercaptor Discoveries research save the game of football? These questions and more are addressed in this recent article from our friends at SB Nation. Read the whole article here: https://www.onefootdown.com/2020/1/9/21051061/ground-breaking-cte-research-may-save-the-game-of-football

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Mercaptor Discoveries Announces Preclinical Program in Epilepsy

NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries (Mercaptor), a company developing therapeutic agents active exclusively at the site of injury, announced the advancement of its preclinical program in epilepsy. The program culminates in human trials, beginning in early 2022. A preclinical-stage company, Mercaptor tackled 2019 with all eyes on lead-selection for epilepsy. Their primary candidate […]

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Watch CEO Sara Isbell Speak at the VII Private Investment Forum Worldwide in Zurich

The VII Zurich Private Investment Forum Worldwide was held on April 9, 2019 in Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland. Mercaptor Discoveries’ CEO Sara Isbell presented at the forum and discussed what Mercaptor is all about.

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Mercaptor Discoveries Bets on Captons™ to Reinvigorate the Stalled Promise of Stem Cells

Mercaptor Discoveries (Mercaptor), a company developing Captons™, neuroprotectants that become active exclusively at the site of injury, announced today that it will incorporate stem cells as part of their strategy of developing therapeutic programs to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI), CTE, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases of the brain. In addition, bringing stem cells […]

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Mercaptains and Mutts Hike to Ammo Hill on the Longest Day to Stand Up to the Darkness of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 21, 2019, also known as the summer solstice and the Longest Day of the year, was filled with sunshine, smiles and great company. A team from Mercaptor, which we call Mercaptains and our Mutts hiked three miles in support of those living with and affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) while also honoring those lost to […]