Our purpose is simple: We want a cure for mitochondrial disease in our lifetime.
The disease is the result of inherited genetic mutations and typically affect organs with high energy requirements, such as the brain, muscles, eye, ear, heart, liver and the gastrointestinal tract.
When mitochondria do not produce enough energy, cells within the organ do not function properly, become damaged and eventually die. At least 1 in 200 people has a mitochondrial DNA mutation that could cause disease and 1 in 5000 have severe mitochondrial disease. There is no cure – yet!.