Bold is mine. Waverunner, you appear to be in the know about this sort of thing and it bears repeating. Over the last two years, I've watched my husband and a small team bring a patented product to market. For phases I and II, the money came out of their own pockets. The costs, however, for 3 trials in the phase III trial were obscenely exorbitant. Fortunately, a large pharmaceutical company got involved, put up the money, and they are now in trial #3 of Phase III. Without that money from the drug company, obviously this innovation would have been dead in its tracks. There seem to be other options for ampligen, so maybe there is hope. It seems that's what sustains us.