The National Institute of Health and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation Matching Funds Program have provided Four Tigers LLC the opportunity to research and develop a pipeline of products to deliver the blackberries’ health benefits to consumers while also pursuing the botanical drug registration pathway with the FDA. The grants have assisted in advancing the science and developing commercial products for BerryCare.
“We have been working in various aspects of the blackberry technology for years now to investigate the nutritional and health benefits of blackberries - from developing methods to extract the potent components of the berries, stabilizing these components, conducting laboratory analyses of their effects, to creating the formulations taking advantage of what has been discovered to date. Our collective data are very exciting,” said Mumper, President and Chief Scientific Officer at Four Tigers LLC. The company plans further studies of blackberry benefits and a future human drug clinical study is planned at the University of Kentucky to investigate potential oral health application of the berry components on the pathway to having a botanical drug. ”Previous studies" suggest in the laboratory that the berry components may reduce the activity of bacteria known to cause inflammation leading to gingivitis and periodontal disease” said Mumper. Research regarding the benefits of blackberries with Four Tiger’s scientists and collaborators are published in multiple scientific peer reviewed journals.
For more information regarding BerryCare please contact Cassady Brown at 859-281-0071, 859-553-2969 or visit http://www.four-tigers.com.
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