Titanovo Launches at-Home Telomere Testing Kit via Indiegogo
Titanovo has begun offering an at-home, saliva-based telomere testing kit which is being launched through the Indiegogo platform. The kit allows users to measure the length of telomeres - the protective caps for chromosomes - and compare that data with other users. Telomeres length has been proven to strongly correlate to health and lifestyle choices.
New York, March 17, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Titanovo Inc. is pleased to announce it has launched its at-home, saliva-based telomere testing kit. The kit, which allows users to measure the length of their telomeres, was released on the Indiegogo platform for a price of $89. Users of the kit need only to use a cotton swab, provided by the Company, to collect DNA from their inner cheek. Titanovo then offers clients data correlating their telomere length to environmental, genealogical, genetic, and regional factors. The test also provides researchers with anonymous health information which may play a key role in future medical breakthroughs.
Telomeres are the protective end-caps of chromosomes which decrease in length as people age and lose good health. Longer telomeres are a signal of good health, and are correlated to positive lifestyle choices. The data provided to clients by Titanovo can help users make personal decisions regarding their own lifestyle choices.
We want to empower people and researchers to improve the health of both individuals and society as a whole.
Oleksandr Savsunenko, CEO
The data will be made anonymous and available to researchers working to discover lifestyle, genealogical, environmental, and other factors which correlate to good health. The Company hopes that the data will play a key role in future medical advances.
Titanovo CEO Dr. Oleksandr Savsunenko commented, “Telomeres have been shown through numerous studies to be an important metric of health and longevity. We want to empower people and researchers to improve the health of both individuals and society as a whole.” He continued, “We chose Indiegogo as a platform for launch because our project relies heavily on community interest; Indiegogo users are supportive of citizen science, and we hope that support will be well-reflected in the results of our campaign.”
Those interested may access the campaign at the following web-address: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/titanovo-conveniently-measure-your-telomeres/x/10100974#home.