PreveCeutical™ Medical Inc. Launches Phase One of Venom Re-Engineering Project
July 25, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia: PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (the “Company” or “PreveCeutical”) (CSE: PREV) announces the launch of the Company’s multi-faceted Research and Development programs. The first project in PreveCeutical’s portfolio originates from its currently marketed venom health supplement and immune booster product, CELLB9®. PreveCeutical’s research team at the University of Queensland Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, led by PreveCeutical’s Chief Research Officer, Dr. Harendra Parekh, will begin the project by isolating and identifying peptides and proteins from Caribbean Blue Scorpion venom (see news release dated April 20, 2017).
About the Venom Re-Engineering Project
Phase one of the project employs two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (“2DE”) - an effective technique for profiling proteins from complex protein mixtures extracted from biological sources, such as venom. 2DE exhibits exceptional resolving power, enabling efficient separation of potentially thousands of proteins from complex samples, which can then be identified and quantified.
Once peptides isolated from the scorpion venom have been separated based on their charge and size using 2DE, they will be analyzed to identify the amino acid sequence of each isolated peptide. After sequencing the peptides, the Company will use state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography for confirmatory characterisation.
Using the peptide sequence data, PreveCeutical’s scientists will use a proprietary chemistry to generate Nature Identical™ peptides, alongside a library of modified peptide analogues, which will then be tested in disease models. The identified active peptides will then be progressed through the pre-clinical screening process, toward achieving the goal of an Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application through established pharmaceutical regulatory processes.
PreveCeutical’s Expert Research Team
Isolating and characterizing peptides and proteins from scorpion venom requires highly specialised expertise. PreveCeutical is pleased to announce that Raju Tippana, (Ph.D. candidate) will be working with Dr. Parekh towards this goal.
Dr. Parekh commented: “We are very fortunate to have Raju on board, given his 7+ years’ prior pharmaceutical industry experience specifically in protein characterisation and profiling. While in industry, Raju was instrumental in establishing gel electrophoretic techniques for separation of peptides/proteins from a range of complex biological samples including human tissue and plasma. Thus, Raju’s extensive experience and skill set is perfectly aligned with the program aims and sets PreveCeutical on the path to completing venom peptide/protein isolation and characterisation in a timely, efficient manner.”
About PreveCeutical Medical Inc.
PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV) is a biomedical company that coined the platform for preventive health sciences. PreveCeutical’s innovative research and development department advances organic and Nature Identical products for both prevention and curative therapies.
The Company currently has one product available for sale, the CELLB9® 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. The active potentiated ingredients in the Blue Scorpion venom appear to support health at a deep cellular level, having been used for many years and in over 40 countries. The solution is colourless and odourless and can be administered orally.
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Stephen Van Deventer
Chairman & CEO
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