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Combating Antibiotic Resistance

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At Shield, we’re ensuring that antibiotic resistance doesn’t become more deadly than cancer.

In 2050 more people will be dying of antibiotic resistant pathogens than cancer. Infections that were once treatable with a simple oral antibiotic are now requiring complex, painful treatments and resulting in serious health implications for patients.

Gonorrhea is one such infection, having become resistant to over 10 different antibiotics. We have only one treatment that is still effective and resistance to this has already begun to occur. With 820,000 new infections every year in the US, antibiotic resistance will spread quickly, which is why the CDC has resistant Gonorrhea at an urgent threat level - the highest level available.

Shield's novel genomic testing platform enables STI clinics to identify the antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea and other pathogens that their patients have, so they can select the correct antibiotics and halt the spread of antibiotic resistance.

We're backed by a16z, Refactor, and Y Combinator and an awesome team that'll make you feel like you're definitely not the smartest person in the room.

We're always looking for people who err on the right side of mad genius, so even if you don't feel that you exactly fit one of our currently listed roles, we'd still love for you to get in touch!

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