We're a team of biohackers who believe that insulin should be freely available to anybody who needs it. Our team is developing the first open-source organisms for insulin production that will be practical for small-scale, locally-based groups to use. We're also working on open-source hardware for protein production and purification. Additionally, we're researching how to get our technology produced using community-led production.
There are currently 387 million people worldwide living with diabetes.
The few suppliers of insulin have been raising prices in near-synchrony for decades.
These price increases lead to long-term health and consequences and deaths.
People bring their enthusiasm, time, connections, and experiences. Our volunteers promote us on social media, build equipment, run experiments, write reports and blogs, facilitate meetings, connect with other organizations and groups, meet with experts in the field, design, and run virtual events.
Attend the info session with the Open Insulin Foundation Team every last Sunday of the month to get involved! Sign up using the button below.
Your donation will help us get closer to our goal. With a healthy financial situation, we can pay for lab supplies, acquire lab equipment, recruit scientists, and pay for consultation fees for regulation and manufacturing experts.