Nutra Pharma Files Provisional Patent for Nerve Agent Counter Measures
Nutra Pharma Corp.
February 21, 2018 -- Coral Springs, Florida -- Nutra Pharma Corporation (OTC: NPHC), a biotechnology company marketing Nyloxin® and Pet Pain-Away™ in the over-the-counter (OTC) pain management market, and which is also developing treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and Pain, announced today that they have filed a new provisional patent to protect their intellectual property surrounding their development of nerve agent counter measures.
"We have long worked with neuroactive compounds utilized in our drugs for the treatment of neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis,” stated Rik J Deitsch, Chief Executive Officer of Nutra Pharma. “In much the same way that our therapies protect the nerves of patients with disease, our findings indicate that we may protect against – or at least mitigate the damage caused by - nerve agents that are utilized as chemical weapons; such as sarin gas and VX,” he continued. “We are now filing new intellectual property surrounding these findings and will be working with experts in the field to have our products in testing shortly. This work will go hand in hand with our efforts to promote our OTC pain therapy, Nyloxin, as an opiate replacement to the US military and veterans,” he concluded.
Nerve agents are identified as a class of phosphorus-containing organic chemicals (organophosphates) that may disrupt the transfer of messages to organs through the nerves. This disruption is caused by the over-stimulation of certain receptors on the surface of the neurons. These same receptors are the target of Nutra Pharma’s drugs, which may block the action of the nerve agents or minimize the damage that they may cause.
“The company has very encouraging preclinical data, a demonstrated molecular mechanism of action and a robust scientific rational for the continued commercial development of its nerve agent counter measure,” reported Dale VanderPutten, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Nutra Pharma. “Organophosphate nerve agents such as VX and Sarin remain a troubling threat to American service people and civilians as evidenced by the recent attacks in Syria and Malaysia,” he continued. “Supply chain issues with existing counter measures and the safety and effectiveness of these drugs is a great concern. Based on our pre-clinical studies and experience in neurobiology products, we believe that we have a superior product ready for testing in the near term," Dr. VanderPutten concluded.
According to a recent BBC report, chemical weapons remain a real threat to the West. In the seven-year period since the beginning of the Syrian conflict there have been over a thousand documented uses of chemical weapons; making this issue a major topic of concern in the US department of Defense and the United Nations.
About Nutra Pharma Corp.
Nutra Pharma Corporation operates as a biotechnology company specializing in the acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and Pain. Additionally, the Company markets drug products for sale for the treatment of pain under the brand Nyloxin® and Pet Pain-Away™.
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