Obetech, LLC was founded in 2004 by Dr. Richard Atkinson in Richmond, Virginia, to develop the technology surrounding Adv36, the obesity virus. The research supporting the creation of Obetech was done while Dr. Atkinson was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Adv36 is a human adenovirus, a type of common cold virus. Much research has been published in animals and humans relating Adv36 to obesity and its complications and determining the mechanisms by which the virus works (see Publications).
Obetech offers a wide variety of medical testing and services. Our main focus is on Adv36, a common cold virus that causes obesity and a variety of complications associated with obesity. We offer tests to determine infection with Adv36 in humans and animals and the supplies necessary for testing by health professionals, hospitals and scientific laboratories.
Obetech tests compounds for potential antiviral activity and can assist scientists and researchers in a variety of molecular biology techniques.