Up to $400,000 USD for Advanced Screening by Proprietary Automated Retinal Image Analysis
LAWRENCE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/13/16 -- Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) - Today Boston Therapeutics and Advance Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which holds a license for the Company's products in Asia, are announcing another advancement in the development of its investigative materials (BTI320) that can assist in the management of blood sugar and may limit the negative consequences that can result due to the the excessive absorption of sugars resulting from the multitude of food and drinks that saturate our everyday food supply.
The Research and Development Cash Rebate Program of up to $400,000 (USD) from the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commision (ITC), received by a subsidiary of Advance Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. will be used for a feasibility study of a novel way to safely and accurately self-screen and facilitate risk management associated with the onset of diabetes and other vascular disease-related states, (stroke, cardiovascular disease, etc.)
The Automated Retinal Image Analysis program (ARIA) is an empowering, proprietary, non-invasive data screening tool. When coupled with this proof of concept study with subjects taking BTI320 (SUGARDOWN®), the ARIA will assess the potential of the investigative material, in its present form as a dietary supplement, to reduce the risk of strokes, diabetes, and vascular disorders in high risk Chinese subjects with pre-diabetes.
"We are pleased to receive this grant from the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commision. This will fast-track the timeline to our goal of pairing this new technology with our clinical studies program", stated Mr. Rausch, CEO of Boston Therapeutics. "We are enthusiastic about the prospect of adding a technology component to our current portfolio: we cannot ignore the potential of digital information sciences in the prevention of disease". Mr. Rausch added, "We are delighted to be working with the Chinese University of Hong Kong again, where we have completed our successful post-prandial sugar study (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02358668) and are now progressing to the IND study with the Joslin Clinic, Boston, MA and other sites in similar healthcare organizations".
About Boston Therapeutics, Inc.
Boston Therapeutics, headquartered in Lawrence MA, (OTCQB: BTHE) is an innovator in designing compounds using complex carbohydrate chemistry. The company's product pipeline is focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic molecules that address diabetes and inflammatory diseases, including: BTI320, a non-systemic therapeutic compound designed to reduce HbA1C. More information can be found on www.bostonti.com
The Company has developed and markets SugarDown®, a carbohydrate-hydrolyzing enzyme inhibitor designed to support glycemic health. SugarDown® is a non-prescription, over-the-counter chewable dietary supplement that reduces the amount of sugar (glucose) released from carbohydrate foods and beverages when taken before consumption. In two previous studies, SugarDown® demonstrated a significant reduction in post-meal elevation of glucose and insulin when taken with Jasmine rice in one study and sugary drinks in a separate study. Jasmine rice, a staple carbohydrate in many regions of the world, has a high glycemic index (GI) of about 90 compared to glucose, which is 100. More information can be found on www.sugardown.com.
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