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Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. Announces Formation Of New Entity To Develop Pharmaceutical Applications
Date:5/7/2013

SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL), a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts for industries including health, wellness, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical, today announced the formation of Phyto Pharmacare, Inc., a Delaware corporation, which will oversee all aspects of developing and marketing Phytofare™ extracts for pharmaceutical and drug applications.

Plandai Chief Executive Officer Roger Duffield commented, "As a management team, we felt it necessary to differentiate the purely pharmaceutical operations from our farming, production and nutraceutical business. Taking our Phytofare™ extracts and seeking FDA clearance to market them to treat specific diseases brings unique challenges and requires an entirely different focus. The creation of Phyto Pharmacare, which will operate under a license from Plandai, enables that division to focus on specific drug targets and take our products through the various stages of clinical trials and FDA approval."

Initially, Phyto Pharmacare will focus on using its Phytofare™ Catechin Extract as both a cure for and prevention of malaria.  Malaria is a parasite infection transmitted by mosquitoes and primarily located in sub-Sahara Africa and southern Asia, where it results in nearly a million deaths annually. 

Mr. Duffield explained, "Malaria is one of great plagues that still kills way too many people, most of whom are children and the elderly located in some of the poorest and most remote areas of the world where access to life-saving medicine is either unaffordable or unavailable.  With drug-resistant strains of the parasite now spreading across Asia, we could soon be facing a pandemic.  The catechins found in green tea are well documented for their anti-malarial properties, but low h
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