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Mercaptor Discoveries Uses its Proprietary Neurotherapeutic Platform to Develop Treatment for COVID-19

NOVATO, Calif., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries (Mercaptor), a platform company with preclinical programs in epilepsy and TBI, today announced that it is pivoting its proprietary neurotherapeutic development plan toward COVID-19. While emphasis has been on systemic viral mechanisms of respiratory failure, COVID-19 is also a neurotropic virus, triggering neuroinflammation in the brainstem that is […]

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Every Glove Counts: Mercaptor Donates to First Responders

I am so proud of the Mercaptor team, talented scientists and researchers who have shown their dedication to health once again during a time of crisis. We run a lean operation: our small lab has few supplies, but the need is so great, we feel it’s our responsibility to give all we can. This is […]

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Tune into the Concussion Matters Podcast with guest Sara Isbell from Mercaptor Discoveries

The purpose of Concussion Mom is to educate and raise awareness about concussions. Concussion Mom began as a way to coach and educate concussion survivors and their caregivers, and now provides education and awareness to a broader audience. Our own Sara Isbell catches up with the good people at Concussion Mom to talk about Captons™ […]

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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 […]