Top 10 Successful Biohacking Companies (Part 2)
The global trend for a responsible attitude to health has made biohacking an attractive direction of business development. Companies of different specialization are opened up throughout the world, offering goods and services intended for body optimization.
In the first part of the article about biohacking companies, we told readers about the project of the American businessperson Dave Asprey, the first biohacking clinic in Ukraine, and the startup that developed an app for measuring the stress level, among other things.
Now we suggest that you read about five more companies that focus on the developments in this field.
This American neurotechnology company was founded by the billionaire Elon Musk. The company plans to develop and produce brain-machine interfaces implantable in the human body.
Elon Musk states that Neuralink primarily aims to develop devices able to help cure brain disorders. Thecompany’sendgoalishumanadvancement.
In the summer of 2019, Neuralink presented a chip intended for implanting into the brain. It is designed to read signals of brain cortex and interpret them. The invention has been already tested on animals. 87% of trials ended successfully. The startup plans to start clinical trials in 2020.
Gero is a Russian biotechnological startup that develops antiaging therapy. It unites physicists, mathematicians, chemists, biologists, geneticists, and other specialists.
The team models aging processes using physical and mathematical laws. They forecast what factors may influence the speed of aging and then develop treatment options. Their methods are tested on animals at specialized biotechnological companies and scientific institutes.
Among other things, specialists of Gero are developing a therapy intended to reduce the biological age thanks to the reduction in the protein level in blood plasma.
Besides, the company’s portfolio includes the Gero Healthspan app. It helps the user to define the age when the first chronic disease may develop and to forecast life expectancy.
TruBrain is an American company that produces and sells nootropics. It releases drinks and bars that help to fight stress and increase mental capacity. Besides, the assortment includes ketones that speed up the process of reaching ketosis, when the body starts splitting fats to get energy due to carbohydrate deficiency.
TruBrain website specifies that nootropics contain such ingredients as magnesium, choline, carnitine, citicoline, and other substances that favorably influence brain performance. Creators state that their products were successfully tested.
The Ukrainian company Myhelix does genetic research and helps customers to choose a diet basing on the peculiarities of their DNA. It has been operating in the market of genetic tests since 2016.
The company offers several types of tests that allow defining what kind of vitamins and nutrients the body digests best of all. Standalone tests help to detect genes responsible for the addiction to alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine, as well as to diagnose the predisposition to Alzheimer's disease.
Basing on DNA test results, a nutrition specialist selects a list of useful products for every customer. Besides, specialists of the company provide customers with necessary consultations.
To undergo genetic testing, you do not have to go to a medical facility. All you need to do is to buy the test on the official website of the company. You will get the sampling package by mail or with a courier. Following the user manual, you will be able to collect a saliva sample from the interior side of your cheek. Then you need to send the test to Myhelix. The results of the test will be available in the personal profile on the official website of the company.
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HVMN is an American company that specializes in the production of dietary supplements that help to optimize the body and brain. They are intended to help people reach optimal productivity and improve health.
The online store of the company offers HVMN Ketone Ester drink, powdered dietary supplements, and nootropics. HVMN notes that these products improve cognitive capacity and metabolism, increase endurance, contribute to the strengthening of joints and bones, as well as keeping hair, skin, and nails healthy.
Investors of the startup are former CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer, founder of Zynga Mark Pincus, and Andressen Horowitz fund.