Anthony Di Franco

Anthony Di Franco

Berkeley, CA

Counter Culture Labs



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Published on Dec 31, 2018

New Frontiers for the New Year

We've got an update on the progress we've made and our plans for next year and beyond up on our blog. As mentioned there, we're wrapping up work on our first milestone, the lab-scale production of ...

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Published on Jul 19, 2017

Noel running SF Marathon for Open Insulin!

Hi all, our computational protein modeling expert Noel is running the San Francisco marathon this weekend to raise funds for the project! He's made a mini-documentary about the project as well whic...

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Published on Oct 05, 2016

Summer Update

We've got a new post on our summer progress up at the blog.Highlights: Inteview on the Juicebox Type I diabetes podcast! Talk at the Colorado State University Ethics Colloquium! Investigating new v...

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Published on Jun 20, 2016

June Update

We've got an update on our latest progress up over at the blog!Topics include: Progress with our new glowing construct! Our centrifuge breaking, and how we dealt! Computational work on insulin! Hav...

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Published on Feb 22, 2016

We're featured in the NY Times!

Quick update from Anna on our blog:'s the article:'ve also got donations set up on our website if you want t...

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Published on Jan 24, 2016

First month's progress

We've got a new update on our progress up on our blog at Just a quick one but more should be coming soon from the rest of the team. Check it out!

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Published on Dec 07, 2015

The next steps

Thanks again everyone! With all your support, we've raised enough not only to begin the lab work, but to carry us through some of the first steps in the more complex aspects of the research.As such...

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Published on Nov 26, 2015

Second Stretch Goal

Hope everyone is enjoying a good digestion this evening!The word about Open Insulin has spread globally! We’ve had 6 websites mention our project including Vice Magazine, International Business Ti...

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Published on Nov 19, 2015

On to the main work!

A quick word before we publish more detailed updates in the next few days: Thanks to your support, we've just raised the entire budget to make both forms of proinsulin! (Our initial goal and our fi...

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Reply to:Cindy WuCindy Wu
Thanks! Looking forward to announcing more exciting news soon.
Project: Open Insulin
Reply to:Kim AnunsonKim Anunson
Thanks for the support Kim! Check out our blog at for more recent updates.
Project: Open Insulin