SALT LAKE CITY and TORONTO, May 28, 2015 (Marketwire/-) EastGate Biotech Corp. (OTCBB: ETBI), an emerging pharmaceutical company aimed at utilizing drug delivery innovations in the development of improved novel formulations and alternative dosage forms of existing biologically active molecules has announced today its collaboration with the University of Guelph, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The collaboration involves evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of the company’s natural antibacterial products, Cleanezze™ and VClean™.
Cleanezze™ is a natural hand sanitizer that contains 3 different antibacterial compounds.
VClean™ is a natural, non-toxic and highly effective concentrate for the elimination of dangerous germs from surfaces including fruits, vegetables, kitchen tools etc.
Information on EastGate’s natural product line can be found at www.nano-essentials.com
The research team at the University of Guelph is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Cezar Khursigara. The study demonstrated that both Cleanezze™ and VClean™ possess enhanced activity against common foodborne pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria species. Furthermore, Cleanezze™ demonstrated a significant “barrier effect” and can prevent the foodborne pathogens from attaching to skin surfaces. The University of Guelph team is now extending these highly encouraging studies in order to quantify the antimicrobial properties of these natural products.
The study was partially funded by a grant from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Future grant applications are being considered.
“We believe that our research collaboration with the University of Guelph plays a key role in validating the anti-bacterial effectiveness of both Cleanezze™ and VClean™” says Anna Gluskin, EastGate’s CEO. “With many outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria in the food industry, hospitals and other public institutions the demand for safe and effective antimicrobial products is growing; our unique delivery system allows our products to offer higher efficacy and extended antibacterial protection” continues Gluskin.
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