Research Approach

With over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year and 80 million at risk of exposure, the need for investment in reliable diagnostics and effective treatments has never been higher.

In response to the needs of Lyme disease patients today, Bay Area Lyme Foundation is building a research agenda focused on novel approaches to therapeutics and tests to battle Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Our approach is simple:
  • Identify mechanisms and behaviors of Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Develop hypotheses to leverage the mechanisms
  • Identify world class scientists to collaborate on projects and build treatments or tests
  • Leverage results with the investment and biotech community in Silicon Valley and beyond
  • Shepherd new tests and treatments to market

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Our science agenda includes important projects for 2014 and beyond. We have grouped these projects into three primary areas: