Our mission is to create an environmentally friendly larvicide to slow the spread of mosquito-borne diseases all over the world. We kill mosquitos while vowing to do no harm to other organisms. We are constantly searching for ways to save lives in the most straightforward and sustainable way possible, making the world a better place through unconventional stewardship.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
In November of 2014, we entered the Ohio University Global Health Competition as four Ohio University undergraduate students from interdisciplinary studies, none of which were in the health field. We were charged with constructing an innovative approach to combating vector-borne diseases, like Malaria, in Guyana. We developed a multi-faceted innovative solution to slow the spread of vector-borne diseases through environmentally friendly means. We won the competition and traveled to Georgetown, Guyana to consult with government officials and community leaders. After two weeks of intense and productive meetings, we left Guyana and returned home to Ohio University to continue our research from Ohio. Collaboration between the Vaylenx team, the government of Guyana and the University of Guyana is ongoing. This experience instilled in our team the desire to work harder and push forward; to design a product that could truly change the world.