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Lowe launches sport drink, power porridge

Yellow yam, sweet potato and bissy among the mix JAMAICAN scientist and executive chairman of Bio-Tech R&D Institute (BTI), Dr Henry Lowe, has formulated an energy sports drink and a fortified porridge made from sweet potato and yam, which he intends to debut at this year’s Olympics in London. The two products — the Jamaica gold sports drink and the premier power porridge — have already been trademarked and patented, and will be primarily targeted towards an international market. Apart from yellow yam and sweet potato, the energy drink will also have the bissy (kola nut) as one of its major ingredients to enhance metabolism for sporting prowess. “It is

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Address By Hon. Portia Simpson Miller Delivered By Dr. Fenton Ferguson Minister Of Health At The Launch Of Indigenous Nutraceutical Industry

Salutation: The Hon. Marigold Harding, Custos of St. Andrew Mrs Beverley Anderson Duncan, Master of Ceremonies His Excellency Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, Former Governor General and Lady Hall His worship, Mayor Lee Clarke Excellencies and Members of the Diplomatic Corps Dr. Henry Lowe, Executive Chairman of the Environmental Health Foundation Group of Companies Mr Milton samuda, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Hon Ossie Harding Other distinguished guests, ladies & gentlemen I welcome the opportunity to address you on the occasion of this unprecedented function marking the launch of Jamaica’s nutraceutical industry. The most hon. Prime minister who because of previous engagements is unable to be here, sends her

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Launch Of The Nutraceutical Product Lines & Herbal Tea Blends

Salutations: Dr. The hon. Fenton ferguson, minister of health; Dr. Henry lowe, executive chairman of the bio-tech r & d institute; Members of the bio-tech r & d institute and the wider eden gardens family; Ladies and gentlemen… Let me first of all thank you on behalf of the board and members of the jamaica chamber of commerce, for allowing me this privilege of sharing this evening’s launch with you and bringing greetings and robust congratulations on behalf of the jamaica chamber of commerce and wider private sector. This event speaks volumes of a commitment for which your organization (led by the apparently tireless dr. Lowe) has not only been

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Promise kept – Dr. Henry Lowe Launches Nutraceutical Industry with 7 Products

RENOWNED local scientist Dr. Henry Lowe last night delivered on a promise made a year ago by launching what he said was the region’s first indigenous nutraceutical industry with seven products, including his flagship Alpha Prostate Formula 1 made from the Jamaican ball moss or old man’s beard. At the same time, Dr. Lowe announced that an IPO will be launched next year “to give Jamaicans and diaspora members a chance to invest in this lucrative and exciting venture”.   “The potential earnings from this industry can be anywhere from US$500 billion, growing to a trillion US dollars in the next five years,” Dr. Lowe told guests attending the launch

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Remarks Mr. Brian Pengelley President Jamaica Manufacturers Association Bio-Tech R&D Institute Launch of Product

Former Governor General, the Most Honourable Sir Kenneth Hall and Lady Hall Minister of Health, the Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson Executive Chairman, Bio-Tech R&D Institute, Dr. Henry Lowe Ladies and gentlemen Good evening. The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association is pleased to participate in the launch of the Bio-Tech R&D Institute Nutraceutical Product Line and Herbal Tea Blends. The Institute was only established a year ago but is already making waves in a tremendous way by introducing CARICOM’s first Nutraceutical Industry. Nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and pharmaceuticals offer a huge investment opportunity and the products being developed by Bio-Tech R&D Institute will help Jamaica to tap into this niche and complement products already being

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Speech by Dr. Henry Lowe On the Occasion of the Launch of Bio-Tech R&D Nutraceuticals & Tea Blends

Greetings and salutations: Master of Ceremonies, Dr. The Honourable Fenton Ferguson; Minister of Health; the Most Honourable Sir Kenneth Hall, Former Governor General of Jamaica and his wife, The Most Honourable Lady Rheima Hall; Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corpse; Members of Parliament and the KSAC; Leaders of the Private and Public Sector; Members of the Health and Scientific Communities; Other Distinguished Guest; Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Evening. Just over a year ago, we launched the Bio-Tech R&D Institute, as a major catalyst for the development of the Jamaica’s indigenous Bio-resources, particularly our agriculture based resources. This was a bold move which signaled our profound commitment to Jamaica as

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From Plant To Pharmaceutical Industry?

EVER since his announcement of finding a potential anti-prostate cancer drug, prominent local scientist Dr Henry Lowe has had his fair share of critics. However, Dr Lowe remains optimistic that his childhood fascination with the humble Jamaican plant, ball moss, could spell the beginnings of a local pharmaceutical industry.Watch in this exclusive video as Dr Lowe explains his first contact with the plant and his plans for the future. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/VIDEO–From-plant-to-pharmaceutical-industry_8251321#ixzz24JM3V1cs

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Jamaicas Cancer Breakthrough

Dear Editor, I’ve been following the ongoing dialogue between Dr Henry Lowe and Dr William Aiken with much interest. The Jamaica Urological Society urged caution. Correctly so. Prostate cancer, a deadly disease, is of high prevalence in Jamaica. Ironically, if one were to read the details of the responses, there really isn’t much disagreement. The real problem arose from the sensational headline your paper used to report the launch of Dr Lowe’s Biomed R and D facility, and the announcement of his new product, Alpha Prostate Formula, developed from years of studying the local ball moss plant which appears to contain anti-cancerous properties. The headline “Jamaican scientist makes prostate cancer

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We Cant Tell Everything

The Editor, Sir: The following letter was submitted by Dr Henry Lowe, executive chairman of the Environmental Health Foundation, on behalf of Dr Joseph Bryant, in response to Professor William Aiken’s article in the Gleaner of December 7. Dear Sir: This is a response to the article in The Gleaner published on Tuesday, December 7, titled ‘Prostate cancer breakthrough: Overstated and premature’. As a scientist who works with Dr Lowe and other scientists in the field of oncology on the development of drugs to fight cancer, I wish to state that the research that we have done in the laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Medical School, is

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Making The Most of Dr Henry Lowe’s Achievements

We are, naturally, encouraged by the achievements of Dr Henry Lowe who last week announced that he and his research partners have reached the final stages in the development of a formula that can reduce and eliminate prostate cancer. Of equal importance, though, is Dr Lowe’s establishment of the Bio-Tech Research and Development Institute which brings together the University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Northern Caribbean University and the Scientific Research Council — Jamaica’s four leading research institutions — in order to develop pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals from indigenous Jamaican plants. That Dr Lowe and his partners saw it fit to issue the four institutions with 2.5 per cent

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