Avichai Kremer has been living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease) for nine years.
He can no longer speak or move his hands, and may soon be on a ventilator to assist with breathing.
Kremer is cofounder and CEO of a non-profit foundation which awards SUCCESS in ALS research.
Goals are laid out by his foundation, Prize4Life, and researchers are paid the cash rewards for meeting them. In addition, prize winning scientists retain the licensing and ownership of their own successful results. A million dollar prize has gone to a researcher for developing a inexpensive diagnostic marker that accurately tracks the disease and its progression. This is a tremendous aid for all future clinical trials.
This year’s million dollar prize offering will go to the team which demonstrates a means to prolong the lives of ALS afflicted animals by 25%.