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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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:…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

Mercaptor Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Ko

Mercaptor Discoveries is made up of incredibly talented people who pursue science with the goal of helping millions who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions including #ALS, #CTE, #TBI, #MS and more. www.mercaptor.comThis month we highlight Amanda…

Mercaptor Discoveries CEO to Speak at Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal April 7, 2019 and Private Investment Forum Worldwide in Zurich April 9

Sara Isbell, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Mercaptor Discoveries, will be a speaker and panel chairperson at the Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal April 7, 2019. Isbell will also speak at the VII Private Investment Forum…

Mercaptor Team Member Spotlight: Esmeralda Ponce

Mercaptor Discoveries is made up of amazing people who pursue science with the goal of helping millions who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions including #ALS, #CTE, #TBI, #MS and more.Today we…

Mercaptor Discoveries Sponsors Patient at Walk MS Event

In honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and Week (March 10-16), Mercaptor Discoveries has sponsored a recently diagnosed MS patient, who will be walking at the Walk MS event in Sacramento,…

Mercaptor at MS Breakthroughs Event

The MS Breakthroughs keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Dunn Professor of Clinical Neurology Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology at Stanford University gave a brief educational update on the progress of multiple sclerosis…

Mercaptor Team Member Spotlight: Sheana Nieh

Mercaptor Discoveries is made up of some pretty amazing people – smart, passionate pros who pursue science with the goal of helping millions who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions including ALS,…

Dr. Todd Zankel on People Behind the Science

In this week’s episode of People Behind the Science, Dr. Todd Zankel, co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Mercaptor Discoveries discusses his career working in pharmaceutical and startup companies, the promising molecules…

Mercaptain Spotlight: Renée Kinkade

Mercaptor Discoveries is made up of some pretty amazing people – smart, passionate pros who pursue science with the goal of helping millions who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions including #ALS,…

Mercaptor Announces Publication of Patent Application Covering Foundational Technology

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing unprecedented technology addressing significant unmet medical needs, today announced the publication of its patent application WO 2018/200527…

House Calls – Captons – Guardians of the Brain

The original article – penned by our own Dr. Michael Schwartz – can be found at: https://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/House-Calls-Captons-guardian-of-the-brain-13085507.php When Max Holloway, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) featherweight champion was forced to withdraw…

Movers and Shakers: Mercaptor named as one of Biospace’s Movers and Shakers

BioSpace champions the Life Sciences industry as a digital hub for news and careers. This month, they have named Mercaptor Discoveries as one of their Movers and Shakers. Thanks, Biospace!…

Mercaptor Announces the Appointment of World-Renowned Neuropathologist Dr. Adriano Aguzzi to Scientific Advisory Board

Mercaptor announced today that Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, MD, PhD, is heading up the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Aguzzi is a world-renowned neuropathologist, whose research has garnered numerous…

Mercaptor Proves Positive in Preclinical Proof of Concept (POC) in NIH-Funded Studies

Happy to share some more exciting news with you all! We have just published a press release to announce the exciting news about our Positive Preclinical Proof of Concept (POC) in…

Sara Isbell profiled in Latina Style Magazine

Mercaptor CEO, Sara Isbell was profiled in Latina Style Magazine’s “Latinas in STEM” feature. Latina Style is a national publication with a mission of empowering Latinas and promoting diversity in…

Team Mercaptor at Parkinson’s Moving Day

On May 6, 2018, Mercaptor Discoveries participated in our first Parkinson’s Moving Day, an annual fundraising walk event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Team Mercaptor Discoveries raised over $1,300 and…

Mercaptor on Pace at Walk to Defeat ALS 2018

On April 28, 2018 Mercaptor Discoveries participated in its second Walk to Defeat ALS, an ALS Association event held in Sonoma County. Team Mercaptor Discoveries fundraised over $2,000 and walked…

Mercaptor Discoveries Cracks the Code

  Mercaptor Discoveries cracks the code: develops injury-activated drugs that treat brain trauma. Read the whole story here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mercaptor-discoveries-cracks-the-code-develops-injury-activated-drugs-that-treat-brain-trauma-300631964.html 

Mercaptor CEO Sara Isbell featured in South Bay Accent Magazine

Mercaptor CEO Sara Isbell featured in South Bay Accent Magazine for April/May 2018. Read the whole story here:   http://www.hudsonprinting-digital.com/Publications/SouthBayAccent/South_Bay_Accent__AprMay_2018/page_54.html

Breaking Discoveries in CTE Research – Sara Isbell interviewed by Notre Dame’s “Her Loyal Sons”

We were excited to sit down and chat with the good folks at Her Loyal Sons and talk about what’s new for Mercaptor and what we’re looking at with CTE.…

Mercaptor Community Service Project 2: Collaboration with Pink Concussions

Mercaptor Community Service Project 2: Donate Journals to Domestic Violence Victims in Collaboration with Pink Concussions On December 23, 2017, Mercaptor Discoveries donated 25 journals to survivors of domestic violence…

Mercaptor Community Service Project 1: Walk to Defeat ALS

Meaningful Community Service Projects: Project 1: Walk to Defeat ALS, East Bay Walk On October 21, 2017, Mercaptor Discoveries participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS, East Bay, organized by the…

Mercaptor’s Journey to Support ALS Research

Mercaptor’s team has come together to donate to Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. Their mission states that the ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for…

Mercaptor’s CEO, Sara Isbell is featured in San Francisco Business Times

Mercaptor’s CEO, Sara Isbell is featured in San Francisco Business Times as part of their Women Who Lead in the Life Sciences feature! https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/c/women-who-lead-in-life-sciences-2018/2937/sara-isbell.html  

Mercaptor Discoveries Partners with the One Hit Away Foundation

Mercaptor Discoveries is excited to partner with the One Hit Away Foundation, an organization that provides education and advocacy for brain healing and brain health from sports-related brain injuries such…

South Bay Accent Magazine Features Mercaptor in Cover Story

Mercaptor’s CEO Sara Isbell is featured in South Bay Accent Magazine’s cover story, 25 Ways to Boost Mood! http://bit.ly/SBACover  

Mercaptor Discoveries on “Locked on Broncos” with Cody Roark

Listen to Mercaptor Discoveries CEO Sara Isbell on “Locked on Broncos” with NFL Analyst Cody Roark. Cody Roark (@CodyRoarkNFL) 2/9/18, 3:13 PM PODCAST: February 9: Interview w/ Sara Isbell from…

Mercaptor CEO Sara Isbell Interviewed on KCBS Las Vegas

Sara takes a few minutes with Rich from KCBS in Las Vegas to talk about what Mercaptor has been up to. Listen in:

Mercaptor Featured in Sports Illustrated

We were recently featured in Sports Illustrated. View the full article here: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/01/03/football-concussion-cte-players-mercaptor-captons-jim-kovach 

Jim Kovach Helps Search for Medical Answers to Football’s Concussion Problem

By TOM TAYLOR January 03, 2018 The more science teaches us about head injury, the more football seems to be doomed. But could science also save football? Might medicine offer…

Mercaptor Discoveries Injury-Activated, Brain Protecting Technology

Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. Appoints Three New Members, Including Former NFL Linebacker, to Board of Directors

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Erich Sager, Ralph…

Mercaptor Tackles Neurodegenerative Diseases

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mercaptor-tackles-neurodegenerative-diseases-300449400.html NOVATO, Calif., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. (Mercaptor) debuts with a devotion to scientific enquiry, a faith in its singular ability to change the world and experience…