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Kite Patch – an innovative, powerful and surprisingly small sticker that protects humans from mosquitoes.

kite patch



is a breakthrough approach to combating mosquitoes

and mosquito-borne diseases.

Summary |

Kite is a small, powerful patch

that disperses non-toxic compounds that

make humans invisible to mosquitoes. Kite

is designed to provide individuals with up to

48 hours of protection from mosquitoes by

blocking their human-hunting sensors.

Worldwide Discovery | Kite’s compounds have been

heralded by the international press as “the biggest

breakthrough against malaria”. It was featured on the front cover of Nature – the premier scientific


Technology | Kite utilizes our company’s worldwide discovery of compounds that

disrupt mosquitoes’ ability to detect carbon dioxide, their primary method of hu’nting

humans. Kite’s compounds also depress mosquitoes’ capacity to detect skin odors –

their secondary method of hunting humans. Kite’s compounds are approved for human

consumption by the U.S. FDA.

Use | Kite is designed to provide protection from mosquitoes throughout an individual’s daily activity. Kite

is designed to be the primary level of protection from mosquitoes, providing continual coverage between

the use of bed nets at night, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in the morning and evenings, and normal

activity throughout the day and night.

Application | Kite is applied to clothing, like a small sticker and is designed for use

by all ages, including infants and pregnant mothers.

Cost | Kite is being designed to cost a fraction of existing, toxic repellents with

stronger protection.

Design | Kite is designed to inspire feelings of pride, responsibility, safety, and


Distribution | Kite is pursuing distribution agreements, partnerships, and

collaborators globally to fully distribute the benefits of the new technology contained

within Kite patches.

Funding for the Technology | Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (initial funding of technology); U.S.

National Institutes of Health (research grants); University of California Riverside (initial technology

development); ieCrowd (incubation and capital); USDA (testing); and the Walter Reed Army Institute of

Research (testing

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Cool concept -- rendering us invisible to bugs.

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