Dr. Kshirsagarwill speak on ARTIShield™ at Delhi Universityon Oct 28, 2020in his talk titled “Ayurveda concepts of Pandemic and Immunity” Dr. Kshirsagaris advisor to Mateon on its Ayurvedic product ARTIShield™ in a global clinical trial to treat COVID-19.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, MD is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician with over 30 years of clinical experience. He has worked extensively in the field of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine and has designed several nutraceutical products with over
ARTIShield™ is an ethnobiology drug approved for manufacture and marketing by the
"I look at this as an opportunity to create a perfect blend of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the latest science. It will inspire many Ayurvedic Doctors and researchers to explore the ethno-pharmacological model for drug discovery without diluting the strength of Ayurveda which is Lifestyle & Personalized Medicine", said
“We are leveraging on the rich ethnobiology of Artemesia/Artemisinin for the rapid deployment of ARTIShield to address the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said
ARTIShield™- an ethnobiology drug
Mateon is pursuing several avenues with respect to the development and commercialization of ARTIShield in the treatment of COVID-19. ARTIShield™ is Ayurveda - Dvipaantara Damanaka - and is labeled as a capsule containing Artemisia absinthium Powder 500mg. In
Mateon announced that ARTIShield™ has been approved for manufacture and marketing by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) in
ARTI-19 multi-national Phase IV Trial, currently in
Mateon announced the enrollment of its first patient in a Phase IV study ARTI-19, “A Prospective, Randomized, Multi-center, Open label, Interventional Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Artemisinin 500 mg capsule in Treatment of Adult Subjects with COVID-19”. This trial will compare the efficacy of oral doses with standard-of-care (SOC) versus SOC alone. This is a global study with India to contribute at least 300 patients to the total aggregate of 3000 patients. We expect preliminary top-line data for ARTI-19 sometime in the near future.
Mateon was created by the recent reverse merger with Oncotelic, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Mateon, thereby creating an immuno-oncology company dedicated to the development of first in class RNA therapeutics as well as small molecule drugs against cancer and infectious diseases. OT-101, the lead immuno-oncology drug candidate of Mateon/Oncotelic, is a first-in-class anti-TGF-βRNA therapeutic that exhibited single agent activity in some relapsed/refractory cancer patients in clinical trial settings. OT-101 also has activity against SARS-CoV-2. Mateon/Oncotelic is seeking to leverage its deep expertise in oncology drug development to improve treatment outcomes and survival of cancer patients with a special emphasis on rare pediatric cancers. Mateon has rare pediatric designation for DIPG (OT-101), melanoma (CA4P), and AML (OXi4503). For more information, please visit www.oncotelic.com and www.mateon.com.
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