News and Milestones

  • 2021 Q4
    – Chief Scientific Officer presented at CTAD 2021 FDA breakthrough software medical device that could transform Alzheimer’s space
    CEO honored among 25 top women leaders in biotech
    – Launched Medscape content partnership
  • 2021 Q3
    – Chief Medical and Technology Officer presented to neurology community at ANA2021 about technology in development to address dementia and MCI
    – Darmiyan recognized as UCSF Award finalist – hospital diagnostics category
    – Mounted brain health content series with GetSetup adult learning platform featuring Chief Medical and Technology Officer, yielding record registration levels
  • 2021 Q2
    FDA: BrainSee Novel Software Is Breakthrough For Noninvasive Detection And Monitoring Of Alzheimer’s Disease At The Early Stage Of Mild Cognitive Impairment
    – Presented to the neuroradiology community in ASNR 2021
  • 2021 Q1
    – Darmiyan developed a suite of cutting-edge, novel tools for clinics and clinical trials
  • 2020 Q4
    – Darmiyan presented validation results in CTAD 2020
  • 2020 Q2 & Q3
    – Darmiyan CEO was selected by Fortune 40 under 40
    – Darmiyan’s core technology, BrainSee, was blind-tested and validated by independent third-party investigators in the US and Canada. See press release here.
  • 2020 Q1
    – Pharma giant Eisai led a $6M round in Darmiyan
    – US patent was published
  • 2019 Q4
    – Blind testing validation results are published in BioRxiv, and established ~ 90% accuracy in the diagnosis of MCI and AD and 5-year prognosis of MCI
    – Started POC study with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, focused on early detection of AD at preclinical (presymptomatic) stage
    – Presented at CTAD (Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease) 2019 conference, San Diego
    – Presented at Washington Longevity Summit, Washington DC
    – Press room in Washington DC
  • 2019 Q3
    Released BrainSee version 1.0 
    – Tested the product on 3170 brain scans (Normal, MCI, AD) and 411 longitudinal MCI cases with 5-year follow up
    – Signed partnership with Mary Furlong & Associates
    Podcast with Dr. Allison Sekuler, Mary Furlong and Darmiyan CTO Dr. Kaveh Vejdani  recorded in UC Berkeley 
    – Patents filed in Europe and Asia
  • 2019 Q2
    – Developed a fully automated pipeline for image processing and data analysis
    – Featured article, Alzheimer’s disease noise or signal, in response to Bill Gates
  • 2019 Q1
    – Met with FDA in Washington to discuss regulatory strategy 
    – Partnership signed with CABHI (Center for Aging and Brain Health Innovation) partner sites Baycrest Institute, University Health Network (UHN) and Hamilton Health Sciences
    – Presented at CABHI’s What’s Next Canada meeting in Toronto and won the 2019 CABHI Innovation Award 
    – Toronto office was opened to explore business development opportunities in Canada
  • 2018 Q4
    – Presented at TEDMED Hive, Palm Springs, CA
    – FDA Q-sub (pre-submission) application sent
  • 2018 Q3
    – Panelist at MedTech Conference, Neurotechnology section, Philadelphia, PA
    – Moved to a new office space in downtown San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Q2
    – Won a CABHI Industry Innovation (I2P2) award for CAN $500K
    – PCT patents filed and US patent application was fast-tracked – Finalist for AI for Good $500K prize
    – Signed partnership agreement with Boston University
  • 2018 Q1
    – Image analysis and machine learning pipelines designed and developed 
    – Signed partnership agreement with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
  • 2017 Q4
    – Graduated from SkyDeck UC Berkeley 
    – Moved to new office space in Emeryville, CA, team expanded to 6 FTE
    – Non-provisional US patent filed
  • 2017 Q3
    – Graduated from Y-Combinator program 
    – Raised seed financing
    VentureBeat news published 
    Hacker News article released 
    WSGR engaged as IP legal counsel
  • 2017 Q2
    Won Amgen-QB3/MBC Biolabs Golden Ticket Award
    – Accepted to Y-Combinator S17 Batch
    – Accepted to SkyDeck UC Berkeley
  • 2017 Q1
    – Product designed and strategy identified  
    – Prototype developed and got preliminary results
  • 2016
    Paul Hastings LLP engaged as legal counsel
    – Incorporated in Delaware (Sep)
    – Registered in California and raised pre-seed financing

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