Securing the future against catastrophic pandemics

SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated that the world is profoundly vulnerable to biological threats. Unfortunately, there is reason to believe that future pandemics could be far worse. Due to rapid advances in biotechnology, the number of people able to create and release dangerous pathogens will quickly increase over the coming years. The world is unprepared for widespread access to such powerful technology.

To defend ourselves against these dangers, we must begin preparation now. SecureBio's in-house team of researchers and technologists work with experts in academia, industry and government to develop new technologies and policy proposals to delay, detect, and defend against any catastrophic pandemic, whether natural or engineered.

Together, we can create a future that is secure against the threat of pandemic pathogens. If you want to help build that future, consider reading more about our projects & publications, or applying to our open positions.

Our approach

Effectively securing the world against biological threats requires a three-pronged approach

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  • Delay

    Denial & deterrence can slow the spread of capabilities

    Causing harm requires blueprints and materials as well as know-how. By restricting proliferation of dangerous pathogen genomes, screening synthesis of custom DNA, and deterring actors capable of sharing new hazards, we can buy time to implement effective pandemic defenses.

  • Detect

    Reliable early response requires reliable early warning

    Early detection of outbreaks can profoundly reduce the harm they cause, but existing biosurveillance methods are often slow and unreliable. To reliably detect any future pandemic, we need new tools and techniques capable of robust, pathogen-agnostic early detection.

  • Defend

    The most reliable way to protect against pandemics is to prevent infection

    Developing new vaccines and therapeutics is extremely expensive and unacceptably slow. To reliably defend against an unknown future pandemic, we must look beyond biomedicine, to physical and institutional interventions that can block transmission and ensure civilizational resilience.

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