Supported by Grant from Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong
LAWRENCE, Mass., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boston Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company” or “BTI”) (OTCQB:BTHE), an innovator in the design, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diabetes and related complications, announces the start of a new study that will assess the potential of the investigative material for reducing the risk of strokes and diabetes in high risk Chinese with pre-diabetes. The objective of this proof-of-concept is to establish a non-invasive way to self-screen and manage pre-diabetes in a safe and effective manner.
BTI-320 has been shown to decrease post-meal glucose excursions (publication in press) and it is hypothesized that BTI-320 may help stall or delay the progression of diabetes and related complications, such as stroke. This study is designed to access the feasibility of predicting health risks from delaying the onset of diabetes as measured by the ARIA system.
The proprietary ARIA (Automated Retinal Imaging Analysis) technology was developed by Prof. Benny Zee at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The extensive database will be licensed to Boston Therapeutics to build-on and expand continuously, where the analytics will be kept as a growing science in the field of public health, disease treatment and drug development. CEO Carl W Rausch commented: "We especially appreciate the support of the Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong. It is helping foster the collaboration between public academic institutions and private companies." The site initiation meeting for the ARIA and BTI-320 study (Protocol: SJH-SG-HK01) was held on 4/27/18 in preparation for active enrollment by June 2018. This study received IRB approval in late March 2018 and is supported through a grant by the Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong.
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Boston Therapeutics, headquartered in Lawrence, MA (OTCQB:BTHE) and with an office in Albuquerque, NM is an innovator in design, development and commercialization of novel compounds to treat diabetes and diabetes related complications. The company has proprietary compounds based on glucose chemistry, peptide chemistry and protein conjugates.
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