Navigation Links
Functional Nutriments Awarded Federal Grant to Apply Its Dog Nutraceutical Research to Human Cancer
Date:11/9/2010

KIHEI, Hawaii, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Functional Nutriments, the makers of Apocaps®, the world's first dietary apoptogens for dogs, announced it was awarded a $244,479 federal grant to research the application of its apoptosis-inducing formula for human cancers.

The grant is part of the U.S. government's $1 Billion Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project, overseen by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The QTDP program offers funding to small companies creating medical therapies with the potential to reduce health care costs, create jobs, improve U.S. competitiveness, or significantly advance the goal of curing cancer within the next 30 years.

It was a competitive awards process with applications being reviewed by the National Institutes of Health. The program was oversubscribed with about $10 Billion in requests. The projects that won the federal grants and tax credits were seen as the most promising by the NIH review committee. The cash grant of $244,479 was the highest amount a single project could receive.

"We are pleased for the recognition and to receive this grant to further our research and development in the use of apoptogens to combat cancer," said James Jacobson, Functional Nutriment's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that this grant is further validation that our research may one day extend beyond dogs and help people who are fighting cancer."

Chief Medical Officer and company co-founder Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM, said, "Apoptosis is a such a fundamental biological process and the ability to induce it in cancer cells using natural apoptogens suggests enormous potential for human cancer patients."  

About Functional Nutriments

Functional Nutriments is a privately held company based in Maui, Hawaii focused on first-in-class therapeutics for cancer. The core focus of its research is dietary apoptogens which induce the normal biological process of apoptosis. The first application of the company's research is the nutraceutical Apocaps® CX for dogs (http://apocaps.com), which was released in 2010. Through further research and testing, the company's objective is to apply its patent-pending formulations to drugs for human cancer patients.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Functional Nutriments' use of dietary apoptogens for treating cancer. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and performance could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties associated with: the Company's financial resources and whether they will be sufficient to meet the Company's business objectives and operational requirements; the protection and market exclusivity provided by Company's intellectual property; risks related to drug discovery and the regulatory approval process; and, the impact of competitive products and technological changes.

Contact:

James Jacobson
CEO
Functional Nutriments, LLC
Tel: (808) 660-4230 ext. 88
Email: jj(at)FunctionalNutriments.com
http://FunctionalNutriments.com



This press release was issued through eReleases(R).  For more information, visit eReleases Press Release Distribution at http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Functional Nutriments, LLC
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Creating Functional Hepatic Tissue in a Bioengineered Human Liver
2. Tengion Presents New Large Animal Data Demonstrating Functional Kidney Regeneration at the American Society for Transplantation Annual Conference
3. Prostate cancer risk variant found to be in a functional DNA sequence linked with disease
4. Scientists demonstrate multibeam, multi-functional lasers
5. Scientists develop novel method to generate functional hepatocytes for drug testing
6. A Swiss Team Uses Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders
7. MedNet Solutions Unveils New Naming and Functionality for its Flagship EDC/eClinical Offering
8. Industry Expert Reveals Cutting Edge Biotechnology Science for Nutraceutical and Functional Food Applications
9. Pepscan Achieves a Breakthrough With CLIPS Immunogen Technology: Synthetic Peptide Antigen is Able to Induce Fully Functional Antibodies Against a Formerly Intractable GPCR Target CXCR7
10. GeneCopoeia Introduces Genome-Wide MicroRNA (miRNA) Functional Analysis Tools
11. RVX-208 Data Demonstrates Increase in Functional HDL Particles
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017  MIODx announced today that ... key immunotherapy technologies from the University of California, ... method to monitor a patient for response to ... CTLA-4.  The second license extends the technology with ... likely to have an immune-related adverse event (IRAE) ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... de novo clearance to begin marketing the SPEAC® System, the Brain Sentinel® Seizure ... at home or in healthcare facilities during periods of rest. A lightweight, non-invasive ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc , (GGI) a Winston-Salem, ... . GGI's mission is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of ... of each clinical trial volunteer. The vision of GGI is to serve as a ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... CARDIFF, UK (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 ... ... for optics and photonics , have been named Fellows of the Society this ... and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/24/2017)... 2017 Biopharm Reports has carried out ... of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). This involved ... current practices, developments, trends and end-user plans over ... and opportunities. These areas include growth in the ... and innovation requirements, hyphenated NMR techniques, main suppliers ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan 20, 2017 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... The global voice recognition biometrics ... 2017-2021. The report covers the present scenario and ... 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 18, 2017  In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies were ... acquisitions (M&A), and Kalorama Information expects that trend to ... been shifting. Generally, uncertainty in reimbursement and healthcare reform ... has changed the acquisitions landscape. Instead of looking to ... buying partners outside of their home country and also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):