NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL) recently put one of the company's highly bioavailable products to work in a study to prove it can kill a deadly parasite. It was Plandaí's Phytofare™ Catechin Complex, and it proved it can, in fact, be effective in killing the parasite. This is big news for a company that plans on using its products as an antimalarial drug target in the war on this worldwide disease that infects about 500 million people each year. Malaria is killing a staggering number of the people who do contract the disease. Of the 500 million infected, roughly 600 thousand of them will die.
Plandaí Biotechnology, a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts for industries including health, wellness, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical, plans to enter into Phase II human clinical trials using Phytofare™ with the eventual goal being FDA approval of an antimalarial drug. The recently announced results of the study will go a long way to getting Plandaí one step closer to submitting its application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting those human trials.
The study, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sanjeev Krishna, a professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St George's London School of Medicine, showed proof in analytical tests that Plandaí's Phytofare™ Catechin Complex was effective in killing the malaria parasite, plasmodium falciparum. Dr. Krishna developed the tests that were conducted at St George's London School of Medicine at the Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Centre for Infection.
In the study, the most dominant catechin, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) was isolated from Plandaí's Phytofare™ extract and then had its effectiveness in killing the P. falciparum parasite compared against a purified EGCG extract.
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