Deforestation and climate change are drastically transforming the global ecosystem by changing the interface between humans and animals: the anthropogenic pressure due to the compromise of  habitat  natural and the consumption of  bushmeat  (forest meat) exponentially amplify the conditions of contact between humans and wildlife. Several researches indicate, for example, that bats are  reservoir  of viruses responsible for dangerous infections (Ebola, Nipah, Hendra e  different Coronaviruses).

 

The phenomenon of the species jump of pathogens,  spillover, once rather sporadic (Smallpox, Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Measles and more recently AIDS) has now become very frequent: over the last twenty years, before the current emergency, new diseases of animal origin, transmissible mostly through the airways, such as SARS, MERS, Influenza A / H1N1.   

 

The spread of the virus  SARSCov2, responsible for the named pathology  COVID-19,  due to the vastness and speed of propagation it had a devastating impact on a global level.

 

By changing working and personal relationships, social life more generally, with a particularly high social and emotional cost, has highlighted the present and future limits of our society with respect to global pandemic risks.

AUTOMA was born from the desire to solve the limits connected with the means of contrasting the contagion.

Hermes is the result of applied scientific research and an exclusive patented technology  developed by the AUTOMA team, which makes it possible to cope with present and future pandemics, for which there are no therapies or vaccines.