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  1. Our Crowdfunding Campaign started today! https://donate.kimermed.co.nz/campaign/2/ending-viral-disease
  2. Our crowdfunding campaign is now live! https://donate.kimermed.co.nz/campaign/2/ending-viral-disease It will run for the next 30 days. Our goal is to raise at least NZ $50,000 (USD $33,000). For donations of $100 or more, you can choose to sponsor a particular virus. The way this works is that you can pick a virus that interests or concerns you from a list, and we will direct 50% of your donation toward research on that virus. We also look at sponsorship as a kind of dollar-weighted vote, to help us prioritize our research. We are also offering discount
  3. Thanks for the suggestion. I was under the impression that USAMRIID only works with US-based companies, but I'll have another look.
  4. Hi, Just a short update this week, but with some exciting news. First, our crowdfunding campaign will begin on Sun Nov 15! More details as we get closer. In addition, we have started fabricating the first batch of our compound. It's a bit of a process, so it takes a while. This batch will be a relatively small run, but it should produce enough for us to do some testing. Thanks for your continued interest and support. Regards, --Rick Our vision is the end of all viral disease in humans, pets and livestock.
  5. Yes, exactly! We have a few other ideas along similar lines, too.
  6. Hi, We are continuing to make good progress on the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. I don't have a date to announce yet, but hope to have one for you soon. Things on the science side are coming along nicely. We have now put two labs under contract. We've also had some excellent input from our science advisers regarding our research and development plan. In fact, I'm sensing considerable excitement on that front. Now all we need now is the funding! There was some alarming news recently: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/uonc-scr101320.php
  7. HPV can be a bit challenging to test against, so we haven't made a definitive decision regarding strain yet. At the moment, one of the labs we're talking to does a lot of work with HPV16, so we may start there. Our expectation is that effectiveness shouldn't vary much from one strain to another, but that is, of course, something we will need to test.
  8. Hi, In case you missed any of the prior Weekly Update emails, I've started publishing them on the forum: https://forum.kimermed.co.nz/index.php?/forum/10-news-and-announcements/ This email list will still be the first and best place to get news and updates. There are 219 different known human viral diseases. Out of those, there are approved antiviral drugs for only 9 viruses. Only HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Influenza, CMV, Varicella-Zoster, RSV and HPV. That's it. Just 9. Many viruses--including HIV--still don't have vaccines, either.
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    Hi Max, Thanks for the reminder. It's sometimes hard to gauge the level of interest out there. We could definitely use help with outreach. PM sent.
  10. Hi, Lifespan.io published an interview with me this week: https://www.lifespan.io/news/rick-kiessig-discusses-vtose-a-broad-spectrum-antiviral/ We made some good progress with our suppliers and a bunch of new-company activities. Contracts signed. Partners engaged. Many meetings. Lots of good leads in various directions. Thanks to those who participated in the recent survey. You will be relieved to know that the idea for a plushie as a crowdfunding reward is out! Interesting article talking about how EBV has been linked to a number of autoimmune cond
  11. Hi, As I've mentioned previously, we're working on a crowdfunding campaign, although I can't say much yet about the details or dates. As you may know, finding good rewards or perks is an important part of crowdfunding. To help us narrow down our choices a bit, we've put together a short, six-question survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_xmddTqWake18FQyIgp46_EdKwAna1RKowYQpMwdfiNURE9PWVpCMVpDUlRRQVBXOUNLWExJWFBWUi4u If you have a minute or two, Phil and I would very much appreciate your feedback. Our goal is the end of all vira
  12. Hi, We are continuing to make progress on the usual new-company things: investor interest, vendors, suppliers, recruiting, partners, advisors, and so on. We're starting to see some increased interest as a result of our ongoing outreach efforts. Links to a couple of articles: https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/09/kimer-med-founded-to-develop-the-draco-antiviral-strategy/ https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/nz-team-reactivate-research-into-draco-renamed-vtose-the-universal-antiviral-that-could-cure-me-cfs.81229/ And even a mention on the
  13. Hi, Here are links to two new articles on the forum that you might enjoy: How Does VTose (DRACO) Work? Will VTose Work on This Virus? If you find either one interesting, please consider posting links on social media. I mentioned in last week's update that we have quotes in-hand to fabricate our compound, and that we were looking for labs to test it. We now have quotes for in vitro (test tubes) testing, from a number of laboratories. SARS-CoV-2 requires a BSL-3 lab, which complicates things a bit. We're still shopping around, but we have at least identified labs that
  14. A question has come up about whether VTose is likely to work against the HTLV virus (Human T-Lymphotropic Virus). HTLV has been implicated as a cause of adult T-cell leukemia, HTLV-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), HTLV-associated uveitis, and infective dermatitis. HTLV is usually transmitted from mother to child during breastfeeding. HTLV is a retrovirus (the first retrovirus discovered), in the deltaretrovirus genus. It's an enveloped, (+)ssRNA virus. The good news is that DRACO was tested and found effective against the Dengue virus, which is
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