The Jenex Corporation, in Collaboration with UHN’s Techna Institute, Reports Promising Initial Results on Zika Virus Testing with TherOZap(TM)
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 12, 2017) - The Jenex Corporation (TSXV: JEN.H) ("Jenex" or the "Company"), a progressive medical device technology company, today announces that it has received promising initial results on the Zika virus testing with TherOZap™.
Dr. Alyson Kelvin at UHN reported the following:
"To evaluate the effectiveness of the Jenex TherOZap™ device against the infectivity of Zika virus, cells were infected with a range of Zika virus doses and treated with the Jenex device with heat. In the cells that received the lowest viral dose, initial results showed infected cells that had been treated with the Jenex TherOZap™ device had a markedly lower cytopathic effect compared to infected cells that did not receive treatment. These preliminary results need to be confirmed through repeated testing as well as by measurement of virus viability. Cytopathic effect is a measure of cellular pathogenesis and cellular viability in relation to viral infection; results of a viral replication assay and measurements of live viral activity are pending."
Mr. Rob Fia, CEO, commented:
"We are pleased with the initial test results on the Zika Virus with our patent pending TherOZap™ technology. Jenex is excited about these initial tests results and we look forward to further data as it becomes available from Techna Institute at UHN. Jenex will have more to report to over the next several weeks."
Jenex is a progressive medical device technology company focused on providing consumers with quality medical devices that address their dermatological needs. Clear and healthy skin for all is at the core of Jenex's philosophy as is the belief that such outcomes should not be a privilege for only those who can afford costly procedures and treatments. The Company's breakthrough proprietary technology delivers effective, non-invasive and pain free skin care.
Jenex received a Class II medical device status from the FDA for its platform technology that is indicated for the relief of the pain, itch, and inflammation from over 20,000 different insect stings and bites, (including bees, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, black flies and jellyfish). Jenex received approval for the above claims from FDA (United States) in 1997.
About Techna Institute:
Techna is an institute of the University Health Network, in collaboration with the University of Toronto, focused on the accelerated development and exploitation of technology for improved health. Techna is designed to shorten the time interval from technology discovery and development to application for the benefit of patients and the health care system. It also stimulates and facilitates the innovation cycle through a continuum of clinically driven innovation, technology & process development, and translational research. For more information visit: technainstitute.com.
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