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Sponsors Needed

If you are an individual or organization capable of donating evaluation equipment or services to BPF, or funds to our Competitor Evaluation Fund, a small pool of money that competitors can apply for to offset some of their costs of competition, please contact us. We'd love to talk to you about becoming a BPF Sponsor.

Previous Sponsors

Halcyon Molecular

Halcyon Molecular was a very innovative biotechnology startup based in Redwood City, California, USA. It was founded by Michael and William Andregg, two brothers who co-invented a revolutionary method of sequencing DNA by directly imaging nucleotide bases using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Halcyon's goal was to drastically reduce the price of DNA sequencing to a point where everyone can afford to have their full personal genome on file and available for patient-authorized use. The ability to improve our present knowledge in and approaches to cellular and molecular medicine, and to develop far more patient-personalized approaches to disease management, preventive medicine, and lifespan extension could be enormous.

Halcyon Molecular built state-of-the-art electron microscope facilities as part of industrializing of their DNA sequencing process. They graciously offered to let the Brain Preservation Foundation utilize some of these electron microscopy facilities to perform the large-scale imaging that will be needed to evaluate potential winners of the Brain Preservation Technology Prize, a sponsorship that will significantly decrease competitor's costs of competition. We thank them greatly for this generous contribution to the cause of whole brain preservation science and technology. Halcyon Molecular unfortunately shut down in 2012. DNA sequencing remains a very competitive and rapidly improving industry.