October 19th commemorates the fight against breast cancer, a disease that is increasingly affecting humans and our pets. In the animal world, this pathology is very common in canines and felines, where females are more likely to acquire this disease (canine breast cancer). Fortunately, in many cases, the tumors are benign, but certain recommendations should…
Artennua is an optimized version of Artemisia annua, a medicinal plant used for centuries in Chinese Medicine that is the only natural source of Artemisinin. Artemisinin is the molecule recommended by the WHO to treat malaria.
Artemisinin, its derivatives, and other secondary metabolites contained in the plant Artemisia annua, have the potential to treat a broad range of diseases and afflictions. However, Artemisia annua produces very low quantities of artemisinin and thus its global supply is limited.
As scientists and social entrepreneurs, we have used natural plant biopharming methods to improve some characteristics of the Artemisia annua plant meaning its therapeutic properties can now be exploited more extensively.