SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eFoodSafety.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EFSF), an emerging healthcare consumer products company with a portfolio of aesthetics, dermatology, environmental and nutraceutical products, today announced that they have signed a research agreement with the University of Minnesota to test Citroxin, an antiviral compound, for combating the Swine Influenza Virus in livestock.
Citroxin, developed by eFoodSafety.com's wholly-owned subsidiary, Knock-Out Technologies, Ltd., is an environmentally safe compound formulated entirely of food-grade components. The eFoodSafety.com-sponsored research will focus on the efficacy of Citroxin for use as a farm animal feed additive. Sagar M. Goyal, DVM, PhD, Professor of Virology in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, will lead the research.
"The agreement with the University of Minnesota provides eFoodSafety.com, Inc. with access to one of the country's best research teams in pathogenesis and control of viral infections in livestock and poultry in the country," said Martin Schmieg, current president and CEO of Freedom2, Inc. and future Chairman and CEO of eFoodSafety.com, Inc. "The results of this research will provide us with the data necessary to take the next step in delivering a safer, food-grade antiviral for the Swine Influenza Virus."
The one-year agreement, which was entered into on December 15, 2008, funds one year of research led by Dr. Goyal. His team will focus on the specific Citroxin dosage requirements necessary to fight Swine Influenza Virus.
"This research grant furthers my team's efforts in learning and searching for solutions for viral infections in livestock and poultry," said Dr. Goyal. "We are excited to begin work with this interesting compound."
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