OrganoTherapeutics (OT) was founded by Jens Schwamborn and Javier Jarazo in Luxembourg and focuses on the development of drugs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. For this purpose, OrganoTherapeutics models brain organoids in vitro, so-called „mini-brains“. With mounting evidence that SARS-CoV2 is not limited to the respiratory system but also has a negative neurological impact, OrganoTherpeutics concluded that brain organoid models may be a suitable tool for the development of new small molecule drugs. These agents should specifically target the neurological aspects of SARS-CoV 2 infection. OrganoTherapeutics, the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and DeepBioInsights are collaborating on the project, which is supported by the Luxembourg government.