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The Kite Patch

Welcome to Kite Patch.  We’re glad you’re here.
Kite Patch is an innovative, powerful approach to protecting humans from mosquitoes using a small, colorful sticker.
The Kite Patch uses our patent-pending formulations that block mosquitoes’ ability to track humans for up to a day’s worth of protection.
We concluded our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and are now focused on implementing our crowd-powered field test in Uganda, where over 6.7 million hours of testing will be done on Kite Patch in areas hardest hit by malaria.
If you supported Kite Patch – thank you! You were one of 11,254 individuals who chose to help make this both a historic and cutting-edge approach to developing this powerful technology. Want to learn more? This website will be updated with all things Kite Patch throughout the next 12+ months as we make Kite Patch a reality.

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Simple

Kite Patches are designed to work everywhere, for everyone. From Alaska to Zimbabwe, Kite Patch is designed to be rugged, simple, and effective. When you wear it, you also signify your stand against mosquito-borne diseases.

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Breakthrough

Kite Patch technology is derived from patent-pending formulations that utilize breakthrough compounds found in food flavors and fragrances. We’re working hard to make Kite Patch a superior alternative to methods that contain ingredients known to regulatory bodies as harmful or toxic to humans, animals, or the environment.

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Powerful

Kite Patch blocks mosquitoes’ ability to track humans. Kite Patch is a small, colorful patch applied to clothing that provides protection against mosquitoes for up to a day.  Giant breakthrough, small patch.

Who We Are

The Kite team is comprised of a range of passionate professionals devoted to combating mosquito-borne diseases worldwide.
We assembled a world-class team of scientists, engineers, product designers, public health experts, and entrepreneurs to transform our scientific discoveries into real products that can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.
Kite Patch is a product of ieCrowd‘s Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI). OLI is developing a range of new technologies and products that leverage the company’s patent-pending technologies capable of blocking mosquitoes’ ability to detect C02, among other new developments. Considered a breakthrough in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases, the Kite technology platform is comprised of a range of products in development for use globally in the effort to protect humans from mosquitoes. As an ieCrowd company, OLI benefits from ieCrowd’s business infrastructure and platform for scaling market-driven products to solve global challenges, such as malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and West Nile. OLI’s original intellectual property was licensed from the University of California Riverside (UCR), where the research benefitted from grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. OLI has since filed for four patents and benefits from collaborations with the USDA, U.S. Army, multiple non-profits, foundations, consortiums, and governments.

 

  • Grey Frandsen

    Grey Frandsen

    TEAM LEAD

    CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, ieCrowd

  • Dr. Michelle Brown

    Dr. Michelle Brown

    CHIEF SCIENTIST

  • Torrey Tayenaka

    Torrey Tayenaka

    CREATIVE LEAD

  • DrSamerElkashef

    Dr. Samer Elkashef

    SCIENTIST

  • Rowenalbanna

    Rowena Albanna

    OPERATIONS

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    Kelsey Guardia

    COMMUNICATIONS

  • Kamsyphengpheth

    Kam Syphengpheth

    ADMIN

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    Research and Product Development

Cause

Malaria continues to kill a child every minute of the day – which is why we’re working 24/7 to build a new approach to help change the game against mosquitoes.

Grey Frandsen, Team Lead
We’re building the Kite™ Patch platform to advance efforts to defend humans from mosquitoes around the world.
We’re passionate about protecting children and the world’s most vulnerable populations from mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and West Nile.  We’re also passionate about empowering people with a beautiful product they’ll love using to explore the world.
To ensure our technology works in the toughest conditions, we’re integrating design elements that make the Kite Patch perfectly suited for children in Uganda, professional athletes, families on the soccer field, outdoor enthusiasts, and workers in the suburbs of Manila.
Have a suggestion?  Want to test Kite Patch in a unique location or activity?  Submit a request to us below and we’ll see if it is something that we haven’t tested!
SPECIAL UPDATE:  Our campaign reached 100% of our first goal within four days!  Thank you!  Now the push is on to move quickly towards our stretch goals – which will only further expand the reach, input, feedback, and awareness of the Kite Patch and our efforts to combat mosquito-borne diseases.
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Our Tech

The Kite Patch is being designed to be a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever. It is designed to be durable and easy-to-use for a range of climates and conditions around the world.
Kite Patch is the world’s first product containing our breakthrough scientific discovery scientifically proven to disrupt the mosquito’s carbon dioxide neurons.  The Kite Patch’s compounds act as a non-topical, spatial repellent, blocking mosquitoes’ ability to detect carbon dioxide – their primary method of tracking human blood meals.
Kite Patch is being designed to replace age-old, cumbersome, and potentially unhealthy mosquito repellents with an easy-to-use, powerful, and long-lasting sticker applied to clothing. Kite Patch is being designed to protect for individuals throughout an individual’s normal daily activities.
Kite Patch’s technology stems from scientific developments initially developed at the University of California, Riverside with assistance from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Our company’s work on the Kite Patch technology platform – including additional patent-pending applications we’ve filed – is currently benefitting from an additional NIH grant, collaborative testing agreements with the U.S. Army’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the USDA, and other organizations via grants and collaborative agreements.

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