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The free HIV vaccine (YC W14)

The free HIV vaccine (YC W14)

We are a Y Combinator (W14) backed non profit that is developing an HIV vaccine and distributing it worldwide for free.

If proven effective, our vaccine will turn those who receive it into HIV controllers. HIV controllers are naturally immune to HIV. ~1 out of 300 of those living with HIV have this ability. To develop our vaccine, we leveraged the work of accomplished computer scientists using statistical analysis to sift through blood samples from HIV controllers, identifying the virus surface targets favored by them. These targets were then formulated into a vaccine prototype.

We have completed a 400-mouse-study (details in additional info below; results submitted to a PRJ). We completed an ex-vivo study with human blood (video: youtu.be/lZKPbEM3oOY). Via single sphere phagocytosis of our HIV epitope loaded spheres, these antigen presenting cells will process the epitope, creating a Killer T cell immune response, attacking HIV at its weak points.
Co-Founder @Tari Labs • Co-Founder @Immunity Project • CEO @Sparkart • Investor @´ñL, @Gyft, @Flexport , @Bellabeat, @Toymail, @Next Caller - YC Alum (W14)
Total raised

$1M

Funded over

1 round

Latest round

Feb 2012

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