Bioquark Inc and Ectocrine Technologies LLC to Collaborate on Mosquito-Derived Health Product Develo
The common mosquito, while being responsible for up to a million human deaths each year, may paradoxically also hold biochemical secrets to cure diseases that effect hundreds of millions of people around the globe.
"We are very excited about this collaboration with Ectocrine Technologies,"
Nature's ectocrine systems (or "Ectocrinome"
Mosquito eradication programs, while offering a solution to the million deaths each year from mosquito born disease, ignore the critical immunopathological role that these creatures have played over hundreds of millions of years as they propagated their beneficial biochemical signals in invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and humans. While hygiene represents one of the most successful health / life extending interventions in history, many epidemiological studies show that, paradoxically, it may render humans at risk for the development of a range of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, type I diabetes, asthma, and allergies. Furthermore, these pathological process might play a broad role in the pathogenesis of other NCDs associated with chronic inflammation such as atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders.
"We look forward to working closely with Bioquark Inc. on this exciting initiative,"
"We are not advocating for the suspension of the vector control programs used to eradicate malaria and other arthropod-borne diseases. Our concern is that these methods fail to discriminate infected from non-infected mosquitos, and as a result, residents of intervened areas are deprived of the potential health benefits derived from exposure to the salivary molecules delivered through the bite of healthy mosquitos," said Mejia.
About Bioquark, Inc.
Bioquark Inc. (http://www.bioquark.com) is an innovative life sciences company focused on the development of novel bio-products for human regeneration, disease reversion and rejuvenation, in relation to aging and age related pathologies.
About Ectocrine Technologies
Ectocrine Technologies LLC is a biotech company dedicated to studying the positive human physiological effects of salivary secretions of hematophagous arthropods, such as mosquitos, as an essential source of molecules for human well-being and development.
Ira S. Pastor