Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Zengen’s New Technology First To Deliver Drug Active Ingredients in New Chloraseptic® Relief Strips(tm)

25.08.2003


Advancement To Revolutionize Oral Drug Delivery

Zengen, Inc. announced today that its revolutionary drug delivery technology will be used in the new Chloraseptic® Relief Strips(tm), the only medicated oral strip for the treatment of sore throat. Zengen’s proprietary technology is the first to use drug active ingredients in an oral strip.

"We are excited to be part of the new generation of Chloraseptic products," said R. Steven Davidson, chief executive officer of Zengen. "Our technology holds promise to revolutionize the drug delivery industry because it marks the first time that drug active ingredients have been delivered utilizing an oral strip. This method is effective and convenient for consumers and may be more cost efficient for manufacturers."

The medicated oral strip is structured as a proprietary bilayer system. This system eliminates the use of irritating solvents and reduces damage due to heat and moisture, maintaining the integrity and efficacy of the active ingredients.

Certain auxiliary compounds used with the bilayer system can assist with rate of dissolution, water solubility, mucous adhesion and coating on the exterior film layer. For instance, depending on the auxiliary compounds used, Zengen’s oral strips can be manufactured to dissolve quickly or over an extended period of time, regulating the release of active material.

Previous technologies have proven too harsh, exposing the medical compound to extreme heat, moisture, compromising solvents and other irritants. With the creation of Chloraseptic Relief Strips, Zengen has established a new process which prevents the exposure to these harmful irritants and incorporates additional compounds to make the strips more suitable for various drug delivery needs.

"Chloraseptic Relief Strips bring true innovation to the cough/cold category and are a fitting extension of the Chloraseptic product line," said Elise Donahue, president and chief operating officer of Prestige Brands International. "Zengen’s technology has allowed us to make our product more convenient, accessible and modern for our consumers."

About Chloraseptic Relief Strips

New Chloraseptic Relief Strips are the first and only product of its kind to provide immediate and convenient relief of sore throat pain in an oral strip. The oral strips contain the active ingredients benzocaine and menthol. Chloraseptic Relief Strips will be available in major retail markets and drug stores beginning in September, 2003. The strips will be sold in two 20-count packs at a suggested retail price of $5.29.

About Zengen, Inc.

Zengen, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative products to treat and prevent infection and inflammation through application of its proprietary peptide technologies. Zengen’s novel molecules offer broad-based anti-infective and anti-inflammatory solutions for multiple diseases and disorders, ranging from yeast infection to transplantation, and have the potential to significantly alter the way these diseases are treated. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, InnoZen, Inc., Zengen develops and markets, or outlicenses, over-the-counter health products. In June 2003, InnoZen launched new OptiZen lubricating eye drops for instant relief from symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome including eye dryness, burning and irritation. For more information about Zengen, please visit www.zengen.com .

About Prestige Brands International

Prestige Brands is a consumer products company that was formed in 1999 for the purpose of buying and marketing popular consumer products. Prestige’s first acquisition was Prell Shampoo, which the company purchased in November 1999. Subsequently, Prestige Brands purchased Chloraseptic Throat Sprays and Lozenges in March 2000, Comet Cleanser in 2001, and the Clear Eyes and Murine brands of eye drops and ear care products in 2003. Prestige’s expertise is in marketing well-known brands to consumers via targeted advertising and promotion as well as identifying and developing new innovative line extensions that better meet consumers’ needs.

Kumiko Hakushi | Ruder Finn, Inc.
Further information:
http://www.zengen.com

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht NIST scientists discover how to switch liver cancer cell growth from 2-D to 3-D structures
17.11.2017 | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

nachricht High speed video recording precisely measures blood cell velocity
15.11.2017 | ITMO University

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A “cosmic snake” reveals the structure of remote galaxies

The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.

Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...

Im Focus: Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.

That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...

Im Focus: Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.

During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....

Im Focus: Researchers Develop Data Bus for Quantum Computer

The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.

Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...

Im Focus: Wrinkles give heat a jolt in pillared graphene

Rice University researchers test 3-D carbon nanostructures' thermal transport abilities

Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Ecology Across Borders: International conference brings together 1,500 ecologists

15.11.2017 | Event News

Road into laboratory: Users discuss biaxial fatigue-testing for car and truck wheel

15.11.2017 | Event News

#Berlin5GWeek: The right network for Industry 4.0

30.10.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth

17.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

NIST scientists discover how to switch liver cancer cell growth from 2-D to 3-D structures

17.11.2017 | Health and Medicine

The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change

17.11.2017 | Studies and Analyses

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>