"The first project is a joint venture between Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Tulane which was fully funded by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation. The goal is to use a specialized high thoughput proteomics platform to find new drugs to treat Lyme and bartonella. It's the same precision medicine technology used to find drugs for cancer and HIV, only this time it's finally turned toward eradicating Lyme and Bartonella. And we already have lots of initial hits!
The second project is further along in that we're ready to go forward with drug formulation and laboratory testing. I'm working alongside Dr. Neil Spector of Duke, Dana Parish, Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt and his several of his team from Galaxy Diagnostics and NC State, and too many others to list here. We're developing what we believe will be a game-changing drug for the treatment of bartonella and Lyme, made possible by this joint-development effort involving some of the smartest folks from academia, the private sector, and the non-profit world,
First, we plan to demonstrate in the test tube that we can eradicate these bacteria after they've infected cells. If all goes well, then it's on to an animal study, and from there, human trials. "