Our Innovative Research Approach
The Brain Chemistry Labs uses a novel model for drug discovery that is significantly different from the traditional pharmaceutical company. Rather than investing in brick and mortar and establishing a large, bureaucratic organization, the Institute has created a virtual model by inviting world leaders in the appropriate disciplines to perform key components of our research. This collaboration is not only unique, but very efficient and effective in rapidly advancing the research unencumbered by bureaucracy. It incorporates an innovative blend of novel discovery, exceptional human capital and a singular mission to move from cause to cure.
A Decade of Novel Drug Development
What has been accomplished over the last decade is truly remarkable with the advancement of discovery todevelopment. The combination of innovative field research and in lab analysis enabled us to identify a dietary neurotoxin and amino acid therapy for neurodegenerative diseases. The following captures some of the milestones along our path to a cure.
A Focus on Patients
There are no drugs that can slow disease progression for Alzheimer’s, ALS, or Parkinson’s. The number of sufferers grows as does the cost of caring for them.
The Brain Chemistry Labs model is patient focused, efficient and very cost effective.
Cost Efficient Research
It typically takes a pharmaceutical company 15 years and often $1 billion to bring a drug through the necessary clinical trials for FDA approval. Over the last decade we have spent $15 million and currently have a new drug, L-serine, in human clinical trials for both Alzheimer’s and ALS.
About 90% of our revenues go towards medical research, 7% to management and administration and 3% to fundraising. Over the past 10 years over 40% of our funds have been furnished by our Board of Directors. Going forward we will need between $1.5 and $2 million annually for our operations and ongoing research and additional funds for new clinical trials.
Latest from Brain Chemistry Labs
For the first time, scientists have observed brain tangles in an animal model through exposure to environmental toxin.