Irminix drug development is moving forward rapidly. While mercury detoxification is their main focus, they have recently seen great developments for other indications that Irminix has for improving health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Phase 2a studies started.
When sold as a dietary supplement (OSR1), a major positive effect was seen in patients with COPD. Therefore EmeraMed was applied and was approved for a study on patients with COPD.
COPD is a serious disease primarily caused by smoking. Current treatments are unsatisfactory, and the disease will soon be the third largest killer. Worldwide, there are 600 million people with COPD. Their aim is to help the majority of the world’s smoking population with positive benefits.
General Antidote for many Intoxication.
Irminix has several mechanisms of action making it relevant as an antidote against many intoxications, not just mercury. Key features of Irminix include: it is lipophilic/fat soluble, passes cell membranes and the blood brain barrier, does not show any side effects, and seems to work as a general antidote for a wide variety of intoxications.
Iriminix has been shown to bind lead as well as mercury. Hopefully in the near future, it will be used as a first line general antidote, immediately administered before the exact type of intoxication can be identified.
Following the successful Phase 2a study on mercury intoxicated gold miners in Ecuador, they will perform a non-clinical Phase 2 study on chronically mercury intoxicated rats this month. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) permits them to study in rats what cannot be studied in humans at a significant cost savings. Therefore, they will only do a small Pivotal Phase2/3 clinical study in 2017, after which they aim to apply for marketing authorization.
The final 100mg capsules will be ready for commercial production by December 2016. The first 50 kg batch of Irminix was already produced within specification.
We are hoping that this great product will be in the United States by 2017.
I will keep these announcements updated and tell you when it will finally be available here in Carlsbad.
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Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence