Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Welcomes Tandem Clinical Research Site to its Network

Global non-profit expands research network to the greater New Orleans areato improve access to research opportunities Washington D.C., June. 17, 2024- Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) is welcoming its first clinical research site from Louisiana into its network, Tandem Clinical Research of greater New Orleans. Tandem Clinical Research, a Prolerity Clinical Research Company site, advances […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Collaborates on First-Ever Performance Recommendations for Blood-Based Biomarker Tests

Washington D.C., June. 14, 2024- Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) proudly collaborated with The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) to release the peer-reviewed publication of “Acceptable performance of blood biomarker tests of amyloid pathology — recommendations from the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease,” in Nature Reviews Neurology. Alzheimer’s blood tests have the […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Applauds the FDA’s Acceptance of the Subcutaneous Version of Leqembi

Washington D.C., June.10, 2024- Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) –applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s acceptance of Eisai’s application for the subcutaneous maintenance dosing of Leqembi. With an action date set for January 25, 2025, this autoinjector will be used for weekly maintenance dosing and stands to reduce the burden on patients who are eligible to receive this disease-modifying therapy, as it can be used […]

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Impact OC: Alzheimer’s Research

Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation 2023 National Citizen Scientist Champion Award recipient Jeannie Weiss and Syrentis Clinical Research Vice President/Director of Clinical Operations Dr. Lorrie Bisesi join to discuss Alzheimer’s #octalkradio

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First-of-its-Kind Bio-Hermes Challenge Sparks Global Interest for Novel Research

Support from Scottish Parliament Underscores Its Significance Washington D.C., May 30, 2024-  The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP)  and the Scottish Funding Council’s Brain Health ARC have announced swift progress in the next steps of the Bio-Hermes Biomarker Data Challenge 2024, the research competition using the most comprehensive set of dementia biomarker data from ground-breaking […]

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Scottish Funding Council Guest Blog: Science as a team sport

In the hands of the SFC-funded Brain Health ARC, the Bio-Hermes dataset offers the Scottish dementia research community a platform for new ideas, collaboration and early career development. Millie Mather explains more in our latest guest blog. During my working hours, I can be identified as the sole person in the room without a PhD in science or medicine. In fact, […]

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Fullerton Observer: Local Researchers Hold FREE Memory Screening for Community on Thursday, May 16

Syrentis Clinical Research will hold a free memory screening event on Thursday, May 16, for people aged 50 and above to increase awareness for early detection of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. In California, it is estimated that more than 690,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and experts predict that this number will […]

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OC Independent: Free Memory Screening In Brea For Over-50 On Thursday, May 16 

By:OCI Staff Syrentis Clinical Research will hold a free memory screening event on Thursday, May 16 for people aged 50 and above to increase awareness for early detection of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. In California, it is estimated that more than 690,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and experts predict that this […]

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Community Newspapers: Aventura Mother and Award-Winning Volunteer Celebrated by Local Researchers for Outstanding Volunteerism

By  Community News Releases, May 9, 2024 Visionary Investigators Network honored Joanne Bridges, the recipient of the 2023 National Citizen Scientist Collaborator Award® to recognize her extraordinary efforts as a study partner in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial at  Visionary Investigators Network. The Aventura mother and resident was selected as a National Honoree for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) Collaborator Award, from a […]

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Pink Sheet: Medicare Spending Forecast For Leqembi Reflects CMS Angst About Alzheimer’s Drug Costs

by Cathy Kelly, April 15, 2025 The agency’s projection that Medicare will spend $3.5bn on Leqembi in 2025 is nearly three times the level of sales that marketer Eisai is expecting for the drug in North and South America combined in its fiscal year 2026. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appear to be […]

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Bravo Column: Orange County resident awarded for advancing Alzheimer’s research

Costa Mesa resident Jeannie Weiss is driving Alzheimer’s research forward and is receiving a national award for her exemplary volunteerism to help advance science. The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) recognized Weiss for her exceptional role in Alzheimer’s research. Weiss received GAP’s 2023 National Citizen Scientist Champion Award, which is given to individuals who act […]

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NHS Research Scotland: Scotland proud to host first-of-its-kind Alzheimer’s research challenge

28th March 2024 Scotland has been selected to host a first-of-its-kind Alzheimer’s research competition, representing ‘significant recognition of the country’s wealth of world-leading expertise,’ says the Chief Scientist for Health Professor Anna Dominiczak welcomed the news that Scotland has already launched the Bio-Hermes Biomarker Data Challenge, granting access to what has been called “the most comprehensive […]

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Biopharma Boardroom: Scotland to Host Research Challenge Using the Most Comprehensive Set of Dementia Biomarker Data in the World

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) has announced that Scotland will host the Bio-Hermes Biomarker Data Challenge 2024, a groundbreaking research competition utilizing the most extensive collection of dementia biomarker data from innovative early blood testing studies for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and St. Andrews, under the auspices of the Scottish […]

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Scotland to host research challenge using the most comprehensive set of dementia biomarker in the world

Washington D.C., Mar. 25, 2024- The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) – which is focused on global game-changing dementia research – has chosen Scotland to host the Bio-Hermes Biomarker Data Challenge 2024, a research competition using the most comprehensive set of dementia biomarker data from ground-breaking early blood testing studies for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Applauds Labcorp’s Expansion of Alzheimer’s Blood Tests

Washington D.C., Mar. 20, 2024- Labcorp announced its launch of new blood tests to detect the brain protein called tau. This announcement comes on the heels of the published results of the Bio-Hermes-001 study  which reveals a strong correlation between p-tau 217 with the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain, a diagnostic hallmark of […]

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WMNF: Study could bring more affordable Alzheimer’s detection

POSTED ON MARCH 19, 2024BY CHRIS YOUNG It’s estimated over 580 thousand Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s disease. A study could lead to a simpler way to detect the disease. The study, called Bio-Hermes, showed how new Alzheimer’s detecting blood tests perform across a broad range of races and ethnicities for the first time. Currently, scans or spinal taps […]

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New Santa Ana: O.C. Mustang enthusiast honored for her role in Alzheimer’s research

By Editor,  MAR 16, 2024 WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 19, 2024) — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) recognized Orange County resident Jeannie Weiss for her exceptional role in Alzheimer’s research. Jeannie Weiss received GAP’s 2023 National Citizen Scientist Champion Award®, which is given to individuals who act as a stimulus in bringing new, novel approaches to Alzheimer’s research […]

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PINK SHEET: Lilly Pre-Approval Spadework Includes Alzheimer’s Blood Test Development, Unbranded DTC Ads

08 Mar 2024 ANALYSIS by Cathy Kelly; catherine.kelly@citeline.comExecutive Summary Donanemab’s review delay will create more distance from Lilly’s direct-to-consumer advertising spotlighting its commitment to Alzheimer’s research. The company has also been supporting development of blood-based tools for early diagnoses, though they would not eliminate PET scans. Eli Lilly and Company launched unbranded direct-to-consumer TV advertising […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Encourages FDA To Diligently and Expeditiously Conclude Its Review of Donanemab

Washington D.C., Mar. 08, 2024- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it expects to convene a meeting of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee (PCNS) to discuss the Phase 3 TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2 trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of Donanemab in early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. As the […]

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Medical News Today: Could a simple blood test eventually diagnose Alzheimer’s?

By Katharine Lang on March 4, 2024 — Fact checked by Amanda WardA simple blood test, may in the future, help diagnose Alzheimer’s early. Image credit: Oleksii Syrotkin/Stocksy. Dementia currently affects around 60 millionTrusted Source people worldwide, and the number is projected to rise to more than 150 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, causes 60-80% of cases. Available treatments […]

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Community Newspapers: Miami Caregiver awarded prestigious honor for volunteerism in Alzheimer’s research

By  Community News Releases  -March 2, 2024 The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) recently recognized Miami resident Joanne Bridges with the 2023 National Citizen Scientist Collaborator Award. Bridges was selected from a pool of nominees from across North America to receive elevated recognition and be honored for supporting a clinical trial volunteer by serving as […]

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LabPulse: Alzheimer’s study results show correlation between blood-based biomarkers and amyloid plaques

LabPulse.com staff writers Mar 1, 2024The first results from the Bio-Hermes study have been released, showing a strong correlation between several blood-based and digital biomarkers with the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain, a diagnostic hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings from the study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, show […]

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LabMedica: New Alzheimer’s Detecting Blood Tests Perform across Broad Range of Races and Ethnicities

By LabMedica International staff writersPosted on 29 Feb 2024      Alzheimer’s disease, which traditionally requires costly scans or invasive spinal taps for diagnosis, is now closer to being more easily identified through innovative blood tests. This advancement is particularly crucial with the recent approval of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s. Now, the results of a study […]

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Precision Medicine Online: Blood-Based Tests for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Tau, Beta-Amyloid Prove Promising in Bio-Hermes Study

Feb 28, 2024 | Jessica Kim Cohen NEW YORK – Results from blood-based biomarker tests correlated with the presence of beta-amyloid detected using established Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics, according to a study published Wednesday. PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses are highly accurate and established methods of identifying elevated levels of beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. However, these […]

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