Mito-FIND (NextGen Sequencing Diagnostics) Fundraising
What is Mito-FIND?
In 2014, with help from a grant from MITOCANADA, Dr. Khan and his team started the MITO-FIND project, which stands for mitochondrial functional and integrative next generation diagnostics, with a goal to use next generation sequencing (NGS) to establish the fastest, least invasive, and least expensive method of diagnosing mitochondrial disease.
Not satisfied with only making a diagnosis faster and easier on patients, Dr. Khan and his team are putting efforts into finding a cure.
Benefits of Mito-FIND:
- Cheaper and faster testing - what used to take months or years, now takes less than 48 hours for a fraction of the cost
- Non invasive - cheek swab vs invasive muscle biopsy through a painful surgical procedure under general anaesthetic
- Accessible kits are sent in the mail anywhere in Canada
- Produces a higher diagnostic yield (35% vs 20%)
What has Mito-Find accomplished? 190 samples run to date with results yielding many newly diagnosed patients who have been looking for answers for years.
We need to help Dr. Khan and Mito-FIND continue to provide free NGS sequencing to help patients get diagnosed through increased access, quicker testing turnaround, earlier interventions.
How can you help?
Please help us raise funds to continue to provide free access Mito-Find and ultimately find a cure!
Join As An Individual: Click the "Join as an Individual" button to create your own individual page. You will be prompted to create a free donor account with CanadaHelps where your page will be hosted.
Create a Team: Click the "Create a Team" button to create a Team Page and your own Individual Page as the Team's Captain. Note that as Team Captain you will have the ability to modify the team page with images and a story.
Join a Team: To join an existing team, first search for it. Click on the "Teams" tab to view a complete list of all teams. Click on the team you wish to join. Once you arrive at the team page, click the "Join Team" button.