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Neuroinitiative

Neuroinitiative

NeuroInitiative is a startup using GPU computing to simulate neurons, helping researchers test hypotheses about potential drug molecules.

NeuroInitiative is a company founded by Spring Behrouz and Andy Lee, CTO.

The biology of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases is incredibly dynamic and complex, which provides a great application for computer simulation - Andy Lee, co-founder and chief technology officer at NeuroInitiative

NeuroInitiative uses NVIDIA GPUs to perform compute-intensive simulations that could cut the 12-20 year drug development period for a new treatment in half.

Lee said virtualized GPUs have allowed his team "to scale in minutes to levels which just a few years ago would have required access to a handful of supercomputers around the world."

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2019
Michael J Fox Foundation funds "Computer Simulation of LRRK2 and GBA Interactions to Identify Therapeutic Targets for Parkinson's Disease" in collaboration with University of Oxford
October 2018
Subsidiary company Vincere Biosciences launched to develop therapeutics targeting mitochondrial quality control with application for Parkinson's disease
November 2017
NeuroInitiative closes $1.5 million seed funding
2016
Michael J Fox Foundation funds "Using LRRK2 Computer Simulations to Identify Therapeutic Targets for Parkinson's Disease" in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic
2014
NeuroInitiative won the top jury award in in the science category at the 2014 festival, bringing in $10,000.

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Andy Lee

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Jim Liang

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Spring Behrouz

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