PreveCeutical Holds Intensive Workshop to Advance Dual Gene Therapy Research Program for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE:PREV, OTCQB:PRVCF, FSE:18H) (the “Company” or “PreveCeutical”), is pleased to announce that its research team at the University of Queensland, recently held a two-day intensive workshop (the “Workshop”), which brought together leading scientific teams from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane and Murdoch University in Perth (the “Teams”) to collaborate on PreveCeutical’s dual gene therapy research and development program (the “Program”), which is intended to address the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes using smart siRNA and tissue targeted bio-responsive delivery systems.
The primary objectives of the Workshop were to share key data derived to-date from gene engineering, delivery system design and synthesis and their evaluation in cellular models of diabetes and obesity. The Teams assessed and resolved potential assay bottlenecks, paving the way for high throughput screening of smart siRNA candidate libraries, which is anticipated to expedite the Program’s progress.
During the Workshop, the Teams created a 10 to 12 month plan aimed at successfully concluding the current phase of the Program by demonstrating proof-of-concept in the delivery of smart siRNAs and effective in-cell modulation of a key biomarker implicated in diabetes and obesity.
Once the current phase of the Program is complete, it will move to the final phase where the safety and efficacy of the primary smart siRNA-delivery system constructs will be evaluated in preclinical models of diabetes and obesity.
PreveCeutical is a health sciences company that develops innovative options for preventive and curative therapies utilizing organic and nature identical products.
PreveCeutical aims to be a leader in preventive health sciences and currently has five research and development programs, including: dual gene therapy for curative and prevention therapies for type 2 diabetes and obesity; a Sol-gel drug delivery program; Nature Identical™ peptides for treatment of various ailments; non-addictive analgesic peptides as a replacement to the highly addictive analgesics such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone; and a therapeutic product for treating athletes who suffer from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury).
PreveCeutical sells CELLB9®, an Immune System Booster. CELLB9® is an oral solution containing polarized and potentiated essential minerals extracted from a novel peptide obtained from Caribbean Blue Scorpion venom. This product is available on the Company’s website.
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“Stephen Van Deventer”
Chairman, CEO and President
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