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Invest in BrainScanology, Inc

An objective diagnosis & risk score for common brain diseases delivered in 24hr

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Highlights

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We believe our service will be in high demand for providers. Detecting disease early saves $$$.
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Our algorithms work for multiple common brain disorders, not just one.
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Our co-founder invented the method to measure shapes without area or volume. Not possible 'til now.
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Our algorithm is a game-changer that will revolutionize how brain MRIs are analyzed.
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Our team is world-class. Check us out.

Our Team

Co-Founder & CEO
Computational biologist who invented the LCPC Transform that measures shapes -- even weird ones -- without using area or volume. BA & PhD from UC Berkeley. Lab: www.TSG-Lab.org
A college friend of David Nguyen (co-founder) suffered from bipolar disorder. His name was Thuan and he took his own life 8 years after college. David developed pattern recognition algorithms to diagnose cancer, but realized that they would also work on brain MRIs. BrainScanology was thus started in honor of Thuan.
Co-Founder
MBA student at UC Davis. Cognitive Science major at UC Santa Cruz. Data scientist.
William Jagust Advisor
World-renowned expert on Alzheimer's and dementia. A UC Berkeley neuroscience professor.

The Story of BrainScanology

The idea started in 2018 when Dr. Dave Nguyen, PhD, invented a computational algorithm to measure the complex shapes of colon polyps. His favorite high school science teacher, Mr. Nichols, had just died of colon cancer, so Dr. Nguyen invented a method to classify complex shapes in biology to commemorate him. He named the method the Linearized Compressed Polar Coordinates (LCPC) Transform. 

We realized this worked on brain scans of ADHD patients.

In 2019, Dr. Nguyen participated in the QBI Hackathon at University of California-San Francisco. He was able to extract quantitatively distinct signatures of brain MRIs of patients with ADHD compared to their non-affected counterparts. This began our exploration of MRI scans of various neurological disorders. 

The Problems Facing Patients Regarding Brain Diseases

- Where to Get a Diagnosis?

- No objective method for early detection.

- No way for annual preventive tracking.

The Problems Facing Health Providers

- Treating Brain Disorders Costs More Than Prevention

  • The Imaging & Diagnostic Pipeline is Fragmented
  • Diagnostic Wait Times Delay Treatment Plans

How Does BrainScanology Solve These Problems?

- 40x Shorter Diagnostic Times 

- Early Detection

- Annual Tracking of Disease Progression

- Reduce Diagnostic Uncertainty

Who Will Benefit?

- Family of Patients w/ Alzheimer's Disease, Bipolar Disorder, etc.

- The Aging Population

- Manic Patients

- Chronic Depression Patients

How Will We Make Money?

- We will sell our services at a discount to health providers (our customers), such as Kaiser and Anthem Blue Cross/Shield. They sell our services at a marked-up price to their patients (the end-users).

- We will offer contracts for annual diagnostic tracking to workers unions or school systems that need health monitoring. 

- We will also offer our services directly to individuals. 

The Deeper Story of BrainScanology

In 2013, one of Dr. Nguyen's good friends from college took his own life because of bipolar disorder. His name was Thuan Trinh. At Thuan's funeral, Dr. Nguyen promised that he would do something about bipolar disorder one day. At that time, Dr. Nguyen was studying cancer biology, so he didn't know what that promise would even look like. However, in 2018 when the LCPC Transform was created -- six years after wandering away from cancer biology and into computational biology -- and Dr. Nguyen realized exactly what his promise to Thuan would look like: BrainScanology...


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