NeuroVision’s $10M in Financing to Support Potential Approach to Detecting Alzheimer’s Using Retinal Imaging

NeuroVision’s $10M in Financing to Support Potential Approach to Detecting Alzheimer’s Using Retinal Imaging
NeuroVision Imaging has raised $10 million in new funding through a Series B financing round, led by a $5 million investment from Wildcat Capital Management. The funds will support NeuroVision's research on retinal imaging technology, a potential new approach to amyloid detection in Alzheimer's disease (AD). A particular hallmark of Alzheimer's is the buildup of amyloid beta plaque in the brain. Today, physicians use positron emission topography (PET scans) and cerebrospinal fluid analysis to detect amyloid for clinical trials and to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. However, these scans are invasive, difficult, and expensive for clinical trial recruitment, as well as impractical for routine screenings, disease monitoring procedures, and regular evaluations of how patients are responding to therapy. The eye's retina (the structure that controls how we perceive light) is a developmental outgrowth of the central nervous system (CNS). A research team led by Keith L. Black, M.D., and Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, Ph.D., at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that amyloid beta plaque accumulating in the brain also builds up in the retina and shares similar plaque structure, among other shared features. These shared characteristics enable the potential of retinal imaging for amyloid detection in Alzheimer's disease. Wildcat’s support of NeuroVision will continue as the company searches for advanced validation and regulatory approval for its retinal imaging technology relating to the early detection and monitoring of amyloid pathology for Alzheimer's disease. NeuroVision holds exclusive worldwid
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