Help Identify New Antibiotics at Home with The ILIAD Project

Be part of the first Massively Multi-Scientist Open Experiment (MMOE) by performing experiments at home to help identify antibiotics.
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Josiah Zayner
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Chicago, Illinois
United States
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Perk Update: Be an Education Benefactor

We are currently working with a number of schools to provide kits. Your donation will go towards bringing the ILIAD project to a school. At the end of the campaign, we will work with the schools to decide which kits will best meet their needs. Schools receive a personalized note from donors and donors receive a report exactly how their donation was used. The more donations received, the more we can teach Science and test for new antibiotics. If you would like your donation to go to a specific school please let us know.

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The Center For Disease Control (CDC) Warns That Antibiotic Resistance Is A Growing Health Concern

The ILIAD Project Allows Anyone To Identify New Antibiotics At Home With Our 3-Step Experimental Kits

The ILIAD Project Kit

 3-Steps To Identify New Antibiotics At Home 



REWARDS

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(1) 3-Step Kits ($42, $60, $70, $105, $500 Pledge)

(2) ILIAD Project T-Shirt ($25 Pledge)

(3) Personal Demo ($5000 Pledge)

We will fly anywhere in the U.S. and provide a presentation and hands-on demonstration for ~30 people. Contact us directly if you want more people involved. This can be a full day experience, in which students learn about antibiotic resistance and how they can contribute to identifying new antibiotics using our kits. Our goal is Science awareness.

After purchasing a kit, add yourself to The ILIAD Project Map Here.

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Why We Believe in The ILIAD Project

We believe science is at the point where it can no longer advance at a rapid pace with a small number of people attempting to do all the work in universities or pharmaceutical companies. Consider the computer industry. When computer access became more widely available and open-source software was developed, it changed the world because everyone could become involved. It allowed anyone from around the world to develop websites, products, social networks, and much more, many of which have unimaginably impacted society for the better. In a similar manner, imagine that by participating in The ILIAD Project, we could develop new antibiotics. We strongly believe in making science accessible to anyone and, in doing so, permit you take part in it.

 

Why We Need Indiegogo.

Our goal is to have 1,000 participants. Most of the money will go to providing kits and the rest will be for infrastructure to maintain The ILIAD Project website, servers, and providing support and data validation. We encourage anyone to participate in order to identify new antibiotics and create the largest anti-bacterial database.

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  • $5USD
    Stickers

    Includes a few 3x5 inch stickers containing the ILIAD project logo and slogan "Give me a chance and I can change the world."

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD
    T-shirt

    ILIAD T-shirt. Check out our 1337 design in the description.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $42USD
    Basic Testing Kit

    Basic testing kit. Contains all the basic things you need to test 5-10 samples for their antibacterial properties. See the Rewards section for a list of what is actually in it! Price includes domestic shipping. Please add $15 for international shipping.

    39 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $60USD
    Plant and Insect Testing Kit

    Plant & Insect testing kit. This kit allows for the isolation of proteins and compounds from plants, insects,mushrooms and most other organisms that can be ground up. Can test 10-20 samples for their antibacterial properties. See the Rewards section for a list of what is actually in it! Price includes domestic shipping. Please add $15 for international shipping.

    33 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $70USD
    Bacteria and Fungus Kit

    Bacterial & Fungus testing kit. In order to survive and propagate, bacteria have created antibiotics against other bacteria! This kit allows for the isolation and testing of the antibacterial properties of molecules from plants and insects but also bacteria and fungus. Can test 15-30 samples for their antibacterial properties. Price includes domestic shipping. Please add $15 for international shipping.

    26 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Education Benefactor

    We have partnered with schools to work on this project. Your donation will be used to provide the materials for a K-12 school to search for antibiotics and experience investigative Science with real world consequences. Included in the kit will be the sponsors information and a personalized note.

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $105USD
    Super Kit

    Super Kit! This kit includes everything needed to extract natural compounds from plants and bacteria! Can test 40-60 samples for their antibacterial properties. See the Rewards section for a list of what is actually in it! Price includes domestic shipping. Please add $25 extra for international shipping.

    67 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $500USD
    Classroom Kit

    Classroom Kit. Enough supplies for ~20 people to perform multiple experiments. Great for hackerspaces, or Open Science labs. We will provide curriculum for you to teach your own class! Price includes domestic shipping. Please add $75 extra for international shipping.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $1,000USD
    School Benefactor

    We have been working with schools across the US to develop curriculum and supply these kits to students but we need your help. Your donation will be used to provide the materials for a K-12 school to search for antibiotics and experience investigative Science with real world consequences. Included to the school will be the sponsors information and a personalized note.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Personal Demo and Presentation

    Personal demo and presentation. We will fly to anywhere in the US and do a day long demo and presentation for 20 people to perform multiple experiments. If you want to arrange for more people to come or have questions about specifics please contact us.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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