Equipping the Self-Directed Researcher.

How it works

1 - Scan your health status

Order cutting-edge biomarker tests such as metabolomics and proteomics for a deeper understanding of your health and wellness. Arrange a blood draw by one of our licensed professionals, either walk-in at the OpenCures Lab in Novato, or a convenient remote draw at your home.

2 - Improve your health

Act on your marker sufficiencies with products that really work for you individually. This is where Precision medicine really starts. Use our supplements to adjust your levels. Track your progress and correlations with other health data inside our OpenCures Platform.

3 - Advance research

Help researchers to create new interventions by participating in our featured trials and studies and by sharing your de-identified heath information. Get compensated for your participation or get free test results for personal use automatically  to your account.

What makes us different

Beyond Genomics

Get real-time information about your current state of health based on levels of metabolites and other biomarkers that DNA sequence alone can't provide.

Your Health is YOUR Research

You own your samples stored in the OpenCures BioBank and results obtained from their analysis. Order any assay from your samples in the future.

Personalized Insights

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it! We help you to measure your health at the highest-resolution possible with scientific grade assays.

Together we are stronger

Get your results in a structured and accessible format to use the power of sharing your data to create community-driven research projects.

Your journey with us.

01
Choose your blood test

We offer scientific assays directly to the consumer. There is no need to involve your doctor. You can purchase your test directly in our online shop.

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02
Schedule a blood draw

You will be directed to scheduling a visit in our facility in Novato, CA or we organize a mobile phlebotomist to your home (US nation wide).

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03
Access your reports

Login to our online platform to access your report values not only as a PDF-Report. You can also upload other health data and compare it in charts.

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Your personal workshop

We interpret your results together with you personally. Together with detailed education material you get a personal 1 hour video call workshop.

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05
Adjust your levels

Access the right supplements directly through our shop to adjust your markers for maximal health. Use the recommendations from your workshop.

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06
Participate in research

Our online platform not only lets you help with your own analysis. You can easily participate in remote trials with the ease from your home.

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07
Get new interventions

We keep you up to date when we offer newly developed interventions from our research partners. We will be the first to offer it to consumers directly. Our mission is to increase health, which is the real wealth.

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Your Questions answered.

What is the ProdromeScan?

The blood test recently discussed in this magazine is the ProdromeScan, sold by ProdromeSciences through a network of doctors. Through OpenCures it is made available to "self-directed researchers" who are pursuing to optimize their health proactively. You can find more information on the Prodrome Sciences website as well as Dr. Goodenowe's personal website.
The scan requires a blood sample, therefore we offer blood draws at the OpenCures location in Novato.  We also work with mobile phlebotomists so we can do remote blood draws, but they are more expensive with around $120.  The ProdromeScan requires you to be fasted at least 8 hours, preferably 12 hours. If you find that your levels are non-optimal, there is a workshop where we cover what types of actions you can take to correct them which involve lifestyle adjustments, generally food and supplements. You can watch the OpenCures testing experience also here.

How can the ProdromeScan help you restore and maintain your health?

Kevin Perrot, PhD, CEO & Co-founder: “I'm 58 and it was my interest in what was happening "under the hood" that led me to get my PhD and create OpenCures to take advantage of the scientific equipment I used in my lab work. I have since used the ProdromeScan to adjust some pretty severe deficiencies in my lifestyle and diet that I wasn't even aware existed.  I'm generally pretty skeptical on what anything can "do" but since I've taken actions to correct those deficiencies (supplements mostly) I have been surprised at just how much better and healthier I feel.  I'm not saying that everyone will have the same result, but it's enough for me to confidently say you wouldn't be wasting your money.”
You can read more about Kevin Perrot on his LinkedIn profile and this article can give a bit of a background too.If you were interested in the assay and you have some understanding of biology and biochemistry you may find this link  the personal website from the CEO of ProdromeSciences that describes the assay’s usefulness in more detail. You can watch the OpenCures testing experience also here.

Purchasing directly from Prodrome Sciences vs. from OpenCures

The offerings are fundamentally different. OpenCures is addressing individuals directly. We have an exclusive arrangement with Prodrome Sciences to offer the ProdromeScan for personal research use. To purchase from Prodrome Sciences directly you will need to go through a medical professional which is mentioned on their website. Our offer includes a personal workshop to interpret the results. You will get a Workshop to help interpret your results with the CEO of ProdromeSciences, whereas going through a medical professional you would work with the doctor for that interpretation. 

How can I schedule a blood scan?

We have a running blood sampling service business at our location in Novato, CA, or through mobile phlebotomy. We offer this service currently only through personal contacting:

Kevin Perrott
kevin@opencures.org
+1 415-500-1377

How is the procedure of a ProdromeScan?

After purchasing the scan on our online shop you schedule a blood draw on our site in Novato or with a mobile phlebotomist. Before the blood draw, you fill out an intake questionnaire. You need to be fasted for a minimum of 8 hours, 12 hours is best.  It is better to be hydrated as well but we can get you some water when you arrive.
The phlebotomist is certified and works for the phlebotomy company with whom I share space, Bay Area Phlebotomy and Lab Services. The blood draw needs to follow this protocol.
We send out a portion of the sample for the ProdromeScan to ProdromeSciences in San Diego and aliquot and biobank the remainder for your future use and for the research you may want to share it with. The biobanking is of course optional. The results are available 1-2 weeks afterwards.
We also launched a platform where you can view your results and compare to other health data from e.g. wearables.
In addition to the data and the report, you get a workshop with the CEO of the company that invented the assay, Dr. Dayan Goodenowe. These are normally held on Wednesdays at 6 PM PST, so hopefully that slot works for you. This should be 2-3 weeks after the draw.
You can watch the OpenCures testing experience also here.

Do you offer other blood panels as well?

OpenCures helps people to access research technologies that can look into their health that are not normally available and not reimbursable by health insurance.  We can send blood for testing for standard biomarkers (such as thyroid and cholesterol biomarkers) but at the moment those tests are covered by the client.   
One of the research-grade assays we use is called the ProdromeScan available from ProdromeSciences which is the one that most people are interested in for examining their general health. It provides some standard markers like cholesterol values but mainly metabolomic biomarkers. 
If you have some specific biomarkers you are interested in, there is a handy list available here which can give you an idea as to the range.

Can my expenses be reimbursed by health insurance?

The short answer is no, we offer scientific grade tests to individuals which are normally not available to the consumer directly. Due to the proactive nature of our offerings, the expenses can't be reimbursed. However the ProdromeScan is offered to medical professionals to use for treating diseases, so depending on your individual case your doctor might be able to offer reimbursement.
If you have some specific biomarkers you are interested in, there is a handy list available here which can give you an idea as to the costs of standard blood biomarkers in comparison.

What is your biobanking service? How does it work?

The biobanking is an additional service we provide, to store the rest of the sample in a frozen environment for evtl. future use. The ownership and the access control to the biobanked sample remains in your custody. For example there is a new assay or a new biological age clock developed, you can run these on older samples and have a more reliable comparison of value changes.
We offer these services worldwide, though we might have to rely on you to organize and ship a blood sample from your location, as our mobile phlebotomy currently works only nationwide in the US. We can provide the protocol necessary for the blood draw and shipment.
We offer this service directly to the consumer, there is no need to involve your doctor.

Where do you offer your services?

We offer our services to consumers worldwide, though we might have to rely on you to organize and ship a blood sample from your location, as our mobile phlebotomy currently works only nationwide in the US. We can provide the protocol necessary for the blood draw and shipment.

Which supplements do you offer?

We offer newly developed interventions before they arrive to the mass market. Our goal is not to focus our business to profit from the selling of supplements, but rather to increase the availability of products to proactive consumers which want to take their health into their own hands. Our Mission is making health, which is the only real wealth.

Explore our current offering in our online shop.

What can the online platform do for me?

Our OpenCures Platform is meant to be a single place to bring all your health data together and conduct your own analysis to find correlations and insights in your health.
You can import health data from all sources like wearables, other lab tests, symptom and meal tracking apps, and many more. The most use of your aggregated data is to then participate in experiments or studies to advance research and get even more access to unavailable interventions or tests or deeper insights in your health. For free...

How can i get my ProdromeScan data into the OpenCures Platform?

This is the best part, we do that automatically for you. So you can access your report results anytime by logging into your my.opencures account and compare it to other health data.

Can I use the platform with my smartphone?

Yes, we have optimized the web application for all devices. Especially for quick symptom logging we know that is essential.

Which data can i import?

Yes, we have optimized the web application for all devices. Especially for quick symptom logging we know that is essential.

Is it a lot of effort to import my data?

Our goal is to make importing as easy and as fast as possible. Especially if you have self tracked or exported data in spreadsheets and for devices where API's or connected Accounts don't exist yet. This is why we focused on a general CSV file import routine which offers a lot of possibilities to import large data sets with multiple markers and multiple dates at once. Also for PDF-Reports from Lab diagnostics we have an import feature which pulls the data automatically out of the document. Upload the file and thats it!
Here is a video showing an example use. Find even more tutorial videos here.

Is my data secure?

All of your data is securely stored in state-of-the-art cloud services and secured with 2-Factor-Authentication if you use the Google login. Any sensitive information you import to your account is only accessible to you unless you are willingly sharing it. Before any sharing in groups or experiments you will be informed and asked for consent.

Who owns my data?

Only you own your data. We never share your identifiable data with 3rd parties. You can export or delete all of your data at any time. Our mission is to help the community to get new insights to develop new interventions through intentionally shared data.

How can i manage my trial with OpenCures?

In short: We offer user- and data handling for trial organizations from community experiments to clinical trials. You can create a descriptive landing page for your study to publish with a feature rich protocol- and material list builder. Participants can join and are guided through the protocol with the right information at the right time. Build consents and questionnaires to collect participation information. Access raw and structured data from your participants cohort.
For a look into the platform watch our introduction and tutorial videos. Feel free to contact us for a demo and we consult you on how to make the best use of our services for your specific needs.

Is OpenCures a for-profit?

OpenCures is a public benefit corporation, which is a for-profit company that takes into consideration the interests of non-financial stakeholders.  We started as a non-profit initially to then realize that it was not the right legal vehicle to provide the products and tools fast and efficient enough. Finally we discovered that the quite new format of a for-benefit is the best fit with advantages from both.
People who use OpenCures services are interested in using science and research tools to measure their health as "self-directed researchers". Our Mission is making health, which is the only real wealth.