From "Water Memory" effects to "Digital Biology"...
Overview of DigiBio

The principal mission of DigiBio is to bring a clear and irrefutable answer to the controversy over Dr. Jacques Benveniste’s observations of what has come to be known as «the memory of water» phenomenon, that is:
- that water is capable of carrying molecular information (biological messages), and
- that it is possible to transmit and amplify this information, as can be done for sounds and music. 

We consider the indicators and the stakes to be such, that it would be irresponsible not to bring forth the earliest possible explanation. 

Dr. Jacques Benveniste is at the origin of this work. Doctor of Medicine, former Resident of the Paris Hospital System, Research Director at the French National Institute for Medical Research, known worldwide as a specialist in the mechanisms of allergy and inflammation, he distinguished himself in 1971 by his discovery of Paf (Platelet Activating Factor), a mediator implicated in the mechanisms involved in these pathologies (for example, asthma). 
In 1984, while working on hypersensitive (allergic) systems, by chance he brought to light so-called high dilution phenomena, which were picked up by the media and labeled «the memory of water». 
The phenomenon referred to involves diluting a substance in water to a degree where the final solution contains only water molecules. With the hypersensitive systems he was using, however, he observed that this highly diluted solution initiated a reaction, as if the initial molecules were still present in the water: water kept a trace of the molecules present at the beginning of the dilutions (see 'Publication Details'). 
International scientific reaction was undoubtedly a match for the implications of this discovery: incredulity, even rumors of fraud, though an investigation made by experts came to the conclusion that it might be an artifact, but it was under no circumstances fraudulent. 
From a scientific standpoint, we dismiss all of this, for the history of science has already shown us that the more a discovery runs counter to intuition and "good" common sense, the more its acceptance is long and difficult. 

From the first high dilution experiments in 1984 to the present, thousands of experiments have been made, enriching and considerably consolidating our initial knowledge. 
Up to now, we must observe that not a single flaw has been discovered in these experiments and that no valid counter-experiments have ever been proposed. Furthermore, these experimental observations, far from opposing currently-accepted biological theories, can be integrated as an extension to them (see History and Biological Systems). 
Finally, the probability that we are in the presence of an artifact and that our work has been erroneous for the past 15 years is diminishing day by day, and we are more and more convinced that we have brought to light a phenomenon essential to biology and to life. 
On this basis, DigiBio’s objective is to become the essential actor in the scientific and industrial developments which will emerge from this research. 

Supported by industrial and financial investors, in the last two years we have entered a phase of acceleration: setting up a company, finding capital and strengthening our team with new and complementary qualifications. The "team" is still very limited in size, but multidisciplinary, and energetically making rapid progress. 
Results have been achieved: since the end of 1997, major technical progress has been made that has led to the filing of three new patents, as well as a relatively simple experimental protocol which allows validating some of the phenomena in question. 

Our present strategy can be summarized as follows:

- Designing experiments which can be totally reproduced outside of DigiBio's laboratories, defined by precise and rigorous protocols, clearly demonstrating the existence of up-to-now unknown phenomena by the way certain molecules interact. (see 'Do-it yourself')
- Locating laboratories interested in voluntarily reproducing these experiments in order to demonstrate that no artifact is involved. 
- Certifying experimental results, leading to international scientific acknowledgment.
- Formulating hypotheses about theories which could explain these phenomena. 

- Identifying potential industrial applications.
- Filing patents to protect these innovations.
- Finding industrial and financial partners in order to conduct research programs and develop industrial applications related to these phenomena. 

We hope we have enabled you to share our interest in the study of these phenomena; we invite you to experience with us what probably will be one of the great scientific and industrial adventures of the 21st century. 

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