Company Hopes To Use Mosquitoes To Administer Vaccines
Student-run Provita Pharmaceuticals is studying the tiny bugs in the hope that they could become ‘flying syringes.'
Mosquitoes usually spread nasty diseases when they bite humans, but thanks to enterprising high schoolers they could be used for a much better purpose. Biotechnology company Provita Pharmaceuticals, which is entirely staffed by under 18s, is working on a project to use mosquitoes as a ‘flying syringe' to deliver vaccines.
Co.Exist reports that this project is in its early stages, but the company has given a presentation to the FDA and submitted a grant idea to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.