Today, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is always detected too late – throwing patients into an invasive and painful diagnostic process that is expensive for the entire ecosystem of care. A burden for the individual, the family and the entire ecosystem of care. Alzheimer’s Disease affects one in nine people age 65 and older, and about one third of people age 85 and older. Diagnosing AD early is crucial, as patients can undergo treatment in earlier stages with potentially better results.
RetiSpec is an early stage medical device startup developing a non-invasive imaging tool for early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) that can be used in the comfort of a doctor’s office as well as in a lab.
There is a dire need for a low-cost, early way for screening patients!
Prior to the application of novel and effective drugs, AD must be diagnosed. Thus, our technology will allow for clinical intervention that can slow down or stop the onset of AD, which is increasingly pervasive as our society ages. Our product will be a catalyst for AD research, dramatically reduce diagnostic costs and will open the window to proactive, rather than reactive, treatment of the disease.
We are developing an advanced, non-invasive, non-radioactive eye scanner to detect the presence of AD hallmark biomarkers in the human eye. We are applying exponential imaging technology to detect AD’s biomarkers at minimum cost and discomfort to the patient at an early stage of the disease. Rapid development of the technology will open a window of opportunity for research, early stage diagnosis and treatment.
The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Boston and Toronto. The team brings together distinctive and complementary backgrounds in biomedical R&D, product management and business development. The company continues to make significant progress as a MassChallenge Boston finalist.
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