All employees and board members of Meta-IQ show responsibility, are honest, careful and correct.
Testing of medicine on human beings and animals follow the highest ethics and standards. No unnecessary suffering of animals is allowed, when possible, alternative assays should be used. In relation to human beings the security of patients always come first and have the highest priority.
We value dialog with the highest ethical standards, and we acknowledge variety and differences. The employees shall always be able to communicate about working conditions with the leaders as well as board members in the company.
We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and mobbing on the ground of race, skin color, sex, age, sexual orientation, handicap or nationality.
Meta-IQ will practice a team oriented leading style and the company will support education and to the best of its abilities secure development possibilities for its employees.
The employees are the value of the company.
Vision and mission
Meta-IQ visions a future where the medicine we develop will be able to cure brain diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson, Alzheimer, Depression, Brain tumors etc.
Our mission (ambition)
To accomplish our vision we will be changing the approach of treating brain diseases to a systemic approach, where the disease is seen as an imbalance between metabolism, neurology and immunology
We will develop medical approaches that are focused on restoring the balance between the metabolism, neurology and immunology
We will develop Meta-IQ to gain a share of the market in brain disease treatment medicine
Companies and patient groups will seek our collaboration in the development and optimization of medicine for the treatment of brain diseases
Logo and disease comprehension/awareness
The Logo of Meta-IQ represents the I (gray) of Immunology, the sign of Psychology (black with gray dot) and the M of Metabolism. These three signs are placed on a bowl or balance, and this balance represents the genetic makeup of everyone.
Genetic makeup: Everyone has from its parents received the genes that are the makeup and basis for who you are. Almost half of the genes come from your father and a little more as half come from your mother (the mitochondrial genes come from your mother only therefore, does your mother give you a little more genetic information than your father). Although the general makeup of all genes is the same, there are little point mutations in the different genes called SNPs (that is why your fathers’ genes are different from your mothers’ genes). These SNPs make that some people are red haired and other blond or brunet or black etc. These point mutations make that the resulting proteins that are encoded by the genes can be a little active. If we for instance think about proteins that digest food, or the receptors that smell or taste things or any other enzyme, or receptor or signaling protein in your body dependent on the SNP mutation these proteins, receptors or enzymes can be less or more active. This can make that a person tends to get thicker when he eats a lot and another not. It also makes that one person has a tendency to get depressed when he or she is put under stress and another works just better, it also makes that one is sick for a longer period of time when he or she gets an infection and the other is hardly sick or only for a short period of time, or one person is more sensitive for bacterial infections where others for viral infections.
Balance: All these differences give a kind of basic state or balance in which everyone is when she or he is born. Although there are a lot of differences between one person and the next the body will find a balance in all and therefore, in general everyone is born in a balanced healthy state.
People are exposed: While living, people are being exposed to pathogens (bacteria, viruses etc.), stress, and food. On these exposures the system/body will react, and here the differences in the genetic makeup will come into play. If the individual is prone to be less good in burning the food and eats too fat food, then he or she will get thick. If a person has an over active psychological makeup and gets exposed to stress he can flip out or get a little depressed, when a person has a less active immune system and gets an infection he or she gets sick and it takes longer to get better. All this is still within the normal range because the balance will tip over a little to one or the other side but comes back into balance again when the stress, infection or bad food is taken away.
Immune System: When however, someone has an immune system that is over active and gets stressed, then it could be that the balance is tipped over and the person gets a bad depression or gets multiple sclerosis. In another situation where a person has a normal psychological make up with an over active immune system then adding stress will not have so much of an effect and the person does not get sick.
Metabolism: In another situation when someone eats bad and has a bad metabolism, and then in addition gets stressed or gets an infection then he could develop diabetes or psoriasis etc.
Immune System and Metabolism: When a person is prone to switch to a fat metabolism (in which fat is easily burned), has an over active immune system and he or she gets an infection in the brain or a micro bleeding in the brain, then the person could develop Alzheimer or Schizophrenia or multiple sclerosis. It all depends on the site of bleeding or infection and the genetic makeup of the person.
The influence of Meta-IQ’s hypothesis on the treatment of brain diseases:
The effect of the hypothesis we work with is that for the treatment of brain diseases one has to look at the whole picture and find out which factors play a role in a person’s disease; Is it the immune system, the psychology, the metabolism or combinations of these. Based on the outcome of which factors play a role, the treatment is adjusted. For an autoimmune disease just giving immune blockers like corticosteroids or TNF blockers will make the symptoms go away but not the disease, the same with a neurological disease, just taking away the stress and block some symptoms will not treat the patient in the long term; combinations of treatments should be given. Some combinations can be simple, make the patient change his diet and treat stress or treat the infection, can help. But normally in the beginning a treatment that is more powerful can be given and then follow up with the less stringent methods like changing a diet can be done.
Another point where this model influences the treatment is that to restore the balance it could be thought of trying to pull the balance back by treating another area as normally is done. For instance, one can treat an autoimmune disease by focusing on the metabolic imbalance and treat the psychological state of the patient, instead of just block the immune system. This opens a whole new treatment regimen not thought of or tried before.