WKYT reports Open Therapeutics’ Open Therapeutics:
Open Therapeutics develops the BactoBots and ViroBots and opens the technology up to other companies and researchers worldwide to further develop. This allows for the company to focus on the prototype and not raising millions of dollars for clinical trials.
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Excerpt from the article:
“It’s not much different than what a farmer does to take a chicken and say wow, these chickens have special traits that will enhance their market ability, for example bigger legs, or larger wings,” said Barkeloo.
So in the same way researchers at Open Therapeutics want to create genetically engineered viruses and bacteria that will find and destroy cancer. The new organisms are known as virobots and bactobots. So far the research is promising in mice.”