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Nutra Pharma Announces Publication of Positive Results of ReceptoPharm Arthritis Study
February 17, 2009

Nutra Pharma Drug Discovery Subsidiary, ReceptoPharm, has published positive results from its recent animal studies on the use of RPI-78 as a potential method for treating arthritis

Nutra Pharma Corp., a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has announced today that its wholly-owned drug discovery subsidiary, ReceptoPharm, in collaboration with Soochow University in China has published strong data from its recent animal studies on the use of RPI-78 (Cobratoxin) as a method for treating arthritis. RPI-78 is ReceptoPharm’s lead drug candidate currently being studied for the treatment of pain.

“While we were aware that RPI-78 had analgesic activity, the purpose of this study was to examine the specific anti-inflammatory effects of RPI-78 in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis,” explained Dr. Paul Reid, CEO of ReceptoPharm. “The results demonstrate that RPI-78 acts by modulating the immune system’s production of inflammatory cytokines and lessens autoimmune damage to the joint,” he added.

The study was published in the February 2009 issue of Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, an international monthly publication and the official journal of the Chinese Pharmacological Society and Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Recently, ReceptoPharm announced the filing of a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the use of RPI-78 as a novel method for treating arthritis in humans.

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