Catalysis will focus initially on diagnostics programs with the potential to impact the most individuals in multiple regions of the world.
Today, Catalysis’ resources are being directed toward development of Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics to better determine therapy effectiveness. As a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide, TB killed about 1.8MM people in 2007, including almost half a million people living with HIV. In addition to its work in TB, the Foundation is seeking funding for work in the area of HIV, where there is still an urgent need to directly diagnose the disease in infants less than 18 months of age to guide appropriate and timely treatment decisions. Catalysis continues to seek opportunities for future programs involving infectious diseases or chronic conditions impacting the health of individuals in developing nations.