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John McAfee

Moves to Belize, sets up biotech company

Feb 2010

McAfee moves to Belize to work at his company QuorumEx, working towards producing commercial all natural antibiotics based on anti-quorum sensing technology.

If bacteria were triggered when there was only a few hundred cells, the immune system would wipe them out, but when they have grown to a few trillion cells, the immune system cannot do that. So they have this huge intelligence and I was startled and amazed and intrigued by that. When I first read that quorum sensing was a technique used by these bacteria, I go, ‘Whoa!’…The advantage was, that part of world has an astonishingly high number of plants that use quorum sensing, that could be used to find QuorumX.