A disruptive and relentless approach to solving MND and other neurodegenerative diseases
Although considerable progress has been made in research and treatments in Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and associated neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis), the field has become wide-open with the recent advances in high throughput technologies in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and Microbiomics, which have changed our perspective on the way these diseases have been looked at previously. Together, these technologies, which are the integral part of our approach, provide a renewed hope for a holistic visualization of these diseases that will help individuals of all ages afflicted with these diseases and define a new generation of diagnostics, prognostics and therapeutic modalities.
We are relentlessly committed to helping solve the mystery of these diseases.
8 years ago Peter Schutzinger was diagnosed with the most brutal and devastating diagnosis – Motor Neurons Disease and given only 2-3 years to live. This is a story of the human strength it takes to wage a fight against the odds and to never yield. His story involves a journey that has amazed his team of doctors, rallied experts from around the world, united medical research organisations and won the hearts of everyone that has come in contact with him.
Matt Keon brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the health sector. From high profile patient compliance campaigns for Oncology, Rare Diseases, Rheumatism, MS, Obesity, Diabetes and PKU, to technological innovations such as positivity.space. He is a complex problem solver who excels in looking at things from a different angle. He has been passionate about science from a young age and as this is one of the hardest diseases to crack it’s a challenge he tackles head on.
Our passionately committed, world respected scientist
Iggy Get Out is led by our CSO Nitin Saksena Ph.D. Nitin has published over 200 papers and is a world respected scientist who has been responsible for some of the most interesting developments in virus-associated neurodegenerative diseases. He brings in a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge in genome biology and gene regulation, in addition to our relationships with biochemists, scientists, doctors and bio-informaticians at the highest level worldwide.
Iggy Get Out is named after a black Labrador named Iggy. When we first started looking at this disease we would meet in the living room of one of our founders and Iggy would constantly waddle in and try to interrupt our meeting. And so everyone would say “Iggy Get Out!” and thus this became the name of our research organization. You’ll find Iggy in in our logo as a dog made from the shape of a molecule.