LONDON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the extremolytes therapeutics market, Frost & Sullivan presents bitop AG with the 2013 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The company's path-breaking extremolyte platform enables a naturally-derived treatment for atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, dry eye or dry nose syndrome, and respiratory diseases. The ready-to-adopt Ectoin®Allergy product line is expected to revolutionize how allergies are treated.
Ectoin® is one of the best studied natural extremolytes and occurs in different microorganisms. This natural compound helps extremophilic microorganisms to survive under harsh conditions. Ectoin® is produced within the cell, where it protects biomembranes, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids against dehydration caused by high temperature, salt concentration, and low water content.
bitop AG introduced Ectoin® for human use to serve as a moisturizer and anti-aging element for dermatological applications. After many years of R&D and collaboration with research institutes, the compound has been validated for application as a naturally-derived ingredient to alleviate and treat e.g. allergic symptoms. In fact, the company recently filed for different patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to use Ectoin® in treating allergic rhinitis, asthma, COPD, atopic dermatitis, and in the prophylactic treatment of vascular leaks. In Europe, these patents have been granted by the European Patent Office.
Apart from its clinically-proven properties in dermatology and allergy treatments, Ectoin® can be used to treat nasal, mouth, and throat discomfort due to coughing or the common cold. It can also address dryness of the mucosa in the nose and of the conjunctiva in the eye in sicca syndromes due to its superior water-binding and
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