"Water Memory" effects to "Digital Biology"...
Overview of DigiBio
The principal mission of
to bring a clear and irrefutable answer to the controversy over Dr.
Benveniste’s observations of what has come to be known as «the
memory of water» phenomenon, that is:
- that water is capable of
molecular information (biological messages), and
- that it is possible to
and amplify this information, as can be done for sounds and
We consider the indicators
stakes to be such, that it would be irresponsible not to bring forth
earliest possible explanation.
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF
Dr. Jacques Benveniste is at
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
involved in these pathologies (for example, asthma).
In 1984, while working on
(allergic) systems, by chance he brought to light so-called high
phenomena, which were picked up by the media and labeled «the
memory of water».
The phenomenon referred to
diluting a substance in water to a degree where the final solution
only water molecules. With the hypersensitive systems he was using,
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
was undoubtedly a match for the implications of this discovery:
even rumors of fraud, though an investigation made by experts came to
conclusion that it might be an artifact, but it was under no
From a scientific standpoint,
all of this, for the history of science has already shown us that the
a discovery runs counter to intuition and "good" common sense, the more
its acceptance is long and difficult.
From the first high dilution
in 1984 to the present, thousands of experiments have been made,
and considerably consolidating our initial knowledge.
Up to now, we must observe
a single flaw has been discovered in these experiments and that no
valid counter-experiments have ever been proposed. Furthermore,
experimental observations, far from opposing currently-accepted
theories, can be integrated as an extension to them (see History
and Biological Systems).
Finally, the probability that
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
that we have brought to light a phenomenon essential to biology and to
On this basis, DigiBio’s
is to become the essential actor in the scientific and industrial
which will emerge from this research.
Supported by industrial and
investors, in the last two years we have entered a phase of
setting up a company, finding capital and strengthening our team with
and complementary qualifications. The "team" is still
limited in size, but multidisciplinary, and energetically making rapid
Results have been achieved:
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
protocol which allows validating some of the phenomena in
Our present strategy can
REPRODUCTION OF OUR
- Designing experiments which
be totally reproduced outside of DigiBio's laboratories, defined by
and rigorous protocols, clearly demonstrating the existence of
unknown phenomena by the way certain molecules interact. (see
- Locating laboratories
in voluntarily reproducing these experiments in order to demonstrate
no artifact is involved.
- Certifying experimental
leading to international scientific acknowledgment.
- Formulating hypotheses about
which could explain these phenomena.
2) INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
- Identifying potential
- Filing patents to protect
- Finding industrial and
partners in order to conduct research programs and develop industrial
related to these phenomena.
We hope we have enabled you to
our interest in the study of these phenomena; we invite you to
with us what probably will be one of the great scientific and
adventures of the 21st century.