Nutra Pharma Corp., a biotechnology company that is developing drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has today announced that leading NonTuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) research scientist, Dr. Rahul Narang, will be showcasing the Designer Diagnostics test kit technology in an upcoming presentation at the 38th Union World Conference on Lung Health in South Africa. Designer Diagnostics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nutra Pharma Corp.
"It's an honor to have such a well-respected scientist showcase our technology at one of the largest international conferences on lung health," commented Neil Roth, President of Designer Diagnostics. "We believe that Dr. Narang's presentation will help build awareness about the health concerns surrounding NTM, especially in patients living with AIDS," he concluded.
The Conference, which is hosted by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), will take place from November 8th through November 12th, 2007. This year's conference theme is "Confronting the challenges of HIV and MDR in TB prevention and care."
"The Designer Diagnostics test kits were used to isolate NTM from clinical samples of 300 AIDS patients and for the first time ever on the Indian subcontinent, we successfully isolated M. wolinskyi in clinical samples," explained Dr. Rahul Narang. "In addition, these test kits were also used for the first time to isolate NTM from soil and water samples collected from the environment of patients with NTM disease," he added.
"The timing for this presentation is ideal, as we are currently working with National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado, to complete third party validation of our test kits," explained Rik J. Deitsch, Chairman and CEO of Nutra Pharma Corporation. "This validation is the final step needed in bringing our test kits to market," he concluded.
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