Organization Name 
Kainomyx
Award Date 
5/2020
Grant Amount 
$1,999,999
Purpose 
To support the development and production of a new antimalarial drug.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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Open Philanthropy recommended an investment of $1,999,999 in Kainomyx to develop and produce a new antimalarial drug. If effective, the new drug would act by inhibiting cytoskeletal proteins in malarial parasites. Our science team believes that there is a need for new antimalarial drugs due to increasing artemisinin resistance to existing treatments.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.