A Database of Human Risk

Convergent A+H will be able to identify previously unknown animal-borne pathogens that are existing and potential threats to humans. Essentially Convergent A+H will be building a database of pathogens that infect wildlife and livestock and that could potentially infect humans. This database can be used to identify hotspots where the next pandemic may arise.  Pharma and vaccine manufacturers will be able to do preliminary work preparing for possible transmission, developing miRNA diagnostic tests and mRNA vaccines. Potentially the database could prevent millions of deaths and billions of economic costs of the next global pandemic.