Windlas Biotech Pvt. Ltd. (Windlas), a leading Indian pharmaceutical contract drug development and manufacturing organization, in partnership with Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. (Mateon), a US-based oncology company focusing on TGF-β inhibitors as therapies against cancers and infectious diseases, today launched a first-of-its-kind integrated solution for respiratory wellness in India.
In India, around 100 million people suffer from respiratory problems with key challenges pertaining to lack of cost-effective and lab-free methods for early diagnosis of diseases.
The product, PulmoHeal is a broad-spectrum, lung therapy food supplement that is supported by a multi-centre rigorous clinical study and integrated with its own Telemedicine AI based platform to offer continuous 360 care for patients in India. Developed from extract of the indigenous plant Artemisia, the active component of PulmoHealTM, Artemisinin, has been known to exhibit multiple pharmacological activity against inflammation, viral infections, and lung repair. Available on online channels, Amazon, Flipkart and 1mg.com from 28 February, PulmoHealTM can be taken periodically by those affected by respiratory viral infection, asthma, hay fever, or smokers and even those living in smog infested cities to improve their lung health and breathing functions.
The combined drug + AI telemedicine 360 solution is being launched to transform respiratory illness. It consists of three components: 1) The drug PulmoHealTM clinically shown to be effective against respiratory problems, 2) An AI lung health assessment tool called ArtiHealth, and 3) A post-marketing survey (PMS) platform to crowd-source user experience for new indications.
Mr Hitesh Windlass, MD, Windlas Biotech, commented, “Windlas is the first company in the world to bring forward an integrated consumer-centric solution to respiratory health. PulmoHealTM is a unique combination of cutting-edge manufacturing, clinical drug development, and artificial intelligence (AI), which harnesses the power of traditional and modern science. The ARTIHealthTM model can be replicated for a range of therapies including monitoring Covid-19 infection. Our work with Mateon on PulmoHealTM has been accepted by leading peer-reviewed journals in modern medicine and we shall continue to build on our momentum in bringing 360o solution to all facets of healthcare.”
Saran Saund, CBO, Mateon, commented, “To date, SOC for mild and moderate COVID patients is primarily limited to self-quarantine due to a significant strain of medical resources, without any drug therapy. Such patients can benefit from PulmoHealTM. We are optimistic that our solution will be beneficial even beyond current pandemic by empowering the patients and reducing burden on health care providers”.
Dr Vuong Trieu, CEO and Chairman of Mateon said, “We are pleased to be able to leverage on the deep tradition of Indian medicine and advance artificial intelligence & supercomputing technologies under one umbrella to create this innovative solution to healthcare, one which we hope to replicate throughout the world across multiple indications.” Dr Vuong added. “Through our post-marketing survey platform, we hope to democratize drug development through patient driven research. With our continued drive to remove inefficiencies from drug development and clinical trial processes, the platform sets the stage for continual improvement of drug development and clinical trials by democratizing the drug development process.”