In 2019 the scientific world still is led by men and less than 10% of the scientists in business are women.
Sciphage is a Spin-off of Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
The problem we are solving is bacterial antibiotics resistance infections. Based on the World Health Organization, Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused by non-resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic resistance leads to higher medical costs, prolonged hospital stays, and increased mortality.
The world urgently needs to change the way it prescribes and uses antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning, gonorrhea, and foodborne diseases – are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.
One of the main causes is the overuse and abuse of antibiotics in the animals as the poultry industry where antibiotics are used as growth promoters.
Our final consumers are the chicken farms that are organic and natural driven, people that care about raising chickens without chemicals to bring high-quality meat to our homes.
Our team is our most valuable thing, we are formed by high-level scientists. Our CTO, Viviana Clavijo is the one leading the technical and the production behind our products. Catalina Prada, Our Chief of Relations Officer, is who manages our contacts nationally and internationally allowing us to expand, Martha Vives, our Chief Academic Officer, is the professor leading the knowledge born in the University and that can be transferred to the industry, and I am a Ph.D. in biological science focus on the process to transfer our technology to the market.
Biotech companies have a different process from other startups as they take longer and require more investment. The reason is because of the investigation that is needed in order to have a high-quality product. We have been working on our product since 2014, there is a huge research component that makes our product science proof.
We are raising money on iFundWomen to the final validation of our product as we are at a very critical point of our process and it is the last step to enter the market.
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