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Biotech Research and Development Institute Limited

Biotech Research and Development Institute Limited

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Jamaica
24 employees
Established in 2011

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Vision Statement: To enhance the quality of people’s health and lifestyles through innovation and the application of biotechnology to a variety of human challenges and needs. Mission Statement: To create value for consumers and shareholders by providing scientifically innovative and validated health & wellness solutions to enhance the quality of people’s lives Code of Ethics Code of Ethics Commitment to Product Safety The Institute is committed to the development of safe products made from natural resources through biotechnological techniques that are safe, of excellent and quality standards, and align with accepted industry standards. Transparency of Information The Institute will make available, where necessary, all relevant information on its products, being a part of its commitment to transparency, as the Institute believes that its consumers’ have a right to information regarding the Institute’s products. However, there will be strict limits on the dissemination of proprietary information on products. However any information conventionally in the public domain will be readily accessible, and where required, all safety information will be disclosed in an easily accessible and clear manner. Stakeholder Involvement The views of all shareholders and stakeholders i.e.; consumers, employees, researchers, society; partners; will be solicited and diverse perspectives duly considered in the decision making process in current and future product research and development. Commitment to Independent Research The Institute is committed to accessing and providing funding, where possible, to the research and product development initiatives of shareholders and partners that are deemed important to our business. Accordingly, collaboration with our university stakeholders and partners, as well as research centres will be extensively explored, all of whom are expected to adhere to best-practice scientific protocol and standards, in accordance with the Institute’s Code of Conduct/ Bio-Ethics. Conserving the Environment The Institute will promote biodiversity and sustainable development in the use of natural resources, so as to protect the environment for future generations. Corporate Social Responsibility The Bio-Tech Institute will be a socially responsible organization that acts in ways that promote information sharing and the pursuit of knowledge to assist in improving the health and quality of life of people. Commercialization and Intellectual Property Protection The Bio-Tech Institute will seek to protect the intellectual property of its scientists and technologists. In safeguarding and enhancing its value chain, the Institute will develop and maintain equitable business arrangements and relations with all its publics. Board of Directors Chairman Dr. Henry Lowe, a scientist who specializes in medicinal chemistry, has contributed approximately 50 years in the fields of science and technology, energy, the environment, wellness and health sciences nationally, regionally and internationally since graduating from the University of the West Indies, Mona. As a result of his outstanding work in these areas he has earned several recognitions nationally and regionally, including the Commander of the Order of Distinction in 1982. He has also served on several public and private sector boards. Dr. Lowe is not only recognized as one of the regions outstanding scientists but also public servant, author, educator and successful entrepreneur. Dr. Lowe was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and was educated at Calabar and Excelsior High Schools, University of the West Indies, (B.Sc. Hons.), University of Sydney, (M.Sc.), Manchester University, (Ph.D.), Bolton Institute of Technology England, (Dip. Technical Education), Harvard University and M.I.T, U.S.A., (Post Doctoral Studies). A former Permanent Secretary for the Government of Jamaica, Dr. Lowe researched and established the first Ministry of Science & Environment in the CARICOM region. He served as Chairman as well as President & CEO of Blue Cross of Jamaica. Dr. Lowe is founder and Executive Chairman of the EHF Group of Companies, which includes a private, not for profit organization, Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), established in 1992, to enhance the quality of people’s lives in Jamaica. The Group also includes a commercial entity, EHF Resource Development Limited. This company has subsidiaries Pelican Publishers Limited (a boutique publishing house with an emphasis on wellness and health publications), Eden Gardens Wellness & Lifestyle Limited (a premier wellness & lifestyle centre), and Bio-Tech R&D Institute (a company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of health and wellness products from Jamaican plant-based materials). Dr. Lowe established the first Nutraceutical industry in the Caricom region with significant financial potential for import substitution and the export market, which is a multibillion market. Dr. Lowe has discovered several bioactive molecules from Jamaican medicinal plants (particularly Jamaican Ball Moss) which are being developed for cancer therapy, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. He is also the holder of a number of patents based on the areas of his research in chronic diseases. Along with Drs. West and Lockhart, Dr. Lowe developed the first commercial product from Ganja for the treatment of Glaucoma. Dr. Lowe has published over 20 books and has three in various stages of completion at this time. Dr. Lowe was the first Caribbean person to publish a science textbook series for secondary schools, which were not only used in Jamaica but also in Africa. Some of his more recent publications include “Caribbean Herbs for Diabetes Management: Fact or Fiction?”, “Discovering the Future – The Emergence, Development and Future of Science and Technology in Jamaica”, and “Jamaica’s Ethnomedicine – Its Potential in the Healthcare System”. He has also published over 100 articles in the areas of science, technology and the health sciences for journals and the popular press. Dr. Lowe holds many awards and accolades, including the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award (2006) and the CCRP Living Legend Award (2012); and is the only Jamaican who is a member of the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine United Kingdom, Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Chemical Society and a Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lowe is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ethno-medicinal Chemistry, University of Technology, Jamaica. Dr Herb Lowe Dr. Herbert A. Lowe is a dynamic professional whose areas of expertise include social-organizational development, corporate and government relations, board development, program evaluation and donor stewardship. He has served as Co-Executive Director for the Upward Fund, Inc., a US based foundation aimed at helping students to be positive role models through sports events; Director of National Training, Boys & Girls Club of America; Vice President of Development for The International Center in New York City, in which he spearheaded social-organizational research, and developed long-term fundraising plans. He recently served as Vice President of Development at the Girl Scouts of the USA where he directly managed the fund development team. Dr. Lowe currently services as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Environmental Health Foundation and Chair of the EHF-USAID Climate Change Project Steering Committee (PSC). Dr. Lowe graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 with a BA in Psychology, and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University in Counseling and Social-Organizational Psychology. Dr. Lowe has authored books, manuals and articles, including “Working with Volunteers – A Training Manual” (1981) and “Improving Literacy in East Harlem” (1992). He has served as Adjunct Professor in Non-Profit Management at New School for Social Research from 1995-2003 and The Life Skills Program at T.C. Columbia University. Over the years, Dr. Lowe has also served as Training Consultant to various New York companies, including New York Life Insurance Company. Professor Errol Morrison Professor the Honourable Errol Morrison, OJ, MD, PhD, FRCP (Glasg), FACP, FRSM (UK), FRSH (UK), FJIM Professor Morrison has had a long and distinguished career in medicine, academia and the voluntary social services. In 1992, he was appointed Professor of Biochemistry and in 1994, Professor of Endocrinology by the University of the West Indies (UWI). In 1999, he was made Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, School for Graduate Studies & Research, UWI. In 1993, Professor Morrison founded the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP), which now hosts the largest annual international diabetes conference in the Caribbean region. Since 2007, UDOP spearheads and coordinates diabetes related activities at the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and Northern Caribbean University (NCU). From June 2005 to December 2006, Professor Morrison was seconded as President & Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross of Jamaica Limited. He is Co-founder and Honorary (Life) President of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica; Co-founder and Executive Member of the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean; advisor to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO); and has served on several editorial boards of International Journals. He continues to maintain an active research interest in medicinal plant extracts and their potential for therapeutic application, and has authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. AWARDS: In 1997, Professor Morrison received the Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in research, and distinguished service to The University of the West Indies and the wider community. In 1999, he received the Gold Musgrave Award for outstanding services in the medical sciences. In July 2006, he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal to the Commonwealth through the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, for his services in, medicine and medical education in Jamaica, the Caribbean and international community. In 2009, he was made a Fellow of the Jamaican Institute of Management (JIM). Amongst his many l international honours, Professor Morrison also received the Harold Rifkin Award from the American Diabetes Association in 1998 for outstanding and distinguished services in the cause of diabetes internationally. In 2001, the Government and people of Jamaica bestowed the country’s first highest national honour, the Order of Jamaica (OJ), for distinguished services in Biochemistry and the Voluntary Social Services. Professor Morrison’s extra-curricular activities-emphasize volunteerism. In this regard, he has served locally and internationally on the boards of several non-governmental organizations, and has served in the capacity of International Diabetes Federation, North American region 1997-2000; and Chair, The Council for Voluntary Social Services in Jamaica (CVSS), 1998-2004. Since March 1, 2007, Professor Morrison has held the post of President, University of Technology, Jamaica. Professor Morrison is married with 8 daughters and enjoys reading and public speaking Dr Joseph Bryan Dr. Joseph L. Bryant directs the IHV’s Animal Model Division and Animal Core Facility. A board certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a background in Comparative Medicine, Dr. Bryant’s current research program is an extension of work begun at the National Institutes of Health, where he played a major role in developing a transgenic and gene Knockout Program. His research team at the IHV has created the first transgenic rats whose DNA has been manipulated to incorporate genes of HIV-1. The rat model opens new areas of human HIV/AIDS study for scientists; its potential is enhanced by similarities in the structure of the rat genome with humans. Ongoing studies include the use of the transgenic rat as a model for HIV/drug abuse, HIV-associated skin diseases and HIV-associated neurological diseases. Other research efforts focus on the mechanisms of human diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, and on details of virus replication to develop better therapies and improved or new diagnostics. The current focus of this work is on the continual development of animal models for AIDS and AIDS-associated malignancies, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and B-cell lymphoma, as well as animal models for breast and prostate cancer. The most recent studies in the division involve the development of animal models of b-cell lymphoma, as it relates to infectious causes i.e. mycoplasma fermentans, HIV-1 transgenic mouse model of b-cell lymphoma, and the use of natural plant extracts as anti-cancer agents. Dr. Bryant’s current research interests also see him working closely with groups from Jamaica and Nigeria Dr Donald Keith Amiel Dr. Donald Keith Amiel Dr. Donald Keith Amiel Manager Corporate Affairs, Caribbean Broilers Group Past President of the Caribbean Poultry Association (CPA) Past President Professional Societies Association of Jamaica (PSAJ) President Caribbean Agri-business Association (CABA) Dr. Amiel is the Founding Member of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Professional Societies Association of Jamaica (PSAJ). He currently represents Agribusiness sector on the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). He was also an original member of the Caribbean Regional Agricultural Planning Network (CaRAPAN). He chairs the Jamaica Meat Industry Development Committee (IICA), is a member of the Jamaica Bureau of Standards feeds and meats committees as well as the Breed Societies of the Jamaica Livestock Association. He holds a number of certificates in specialist areas. Amongst them is a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Certificate on Zoonoses Control with special reference to Leptospirosis and rodent control from the PAHO Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Amiel is a proud graduate of Kingston College. He attended University London, (B. Vet. Med.); Royal Veterinary College (MRCVS); the University of Queensland (MVSC) and the University of the West Indies (Dip Mgt. Studies) having been awarded Jamaican Government and Commonwealth Scholarships. He worked as a teacher of natural sciences at Kingston College, Senior Veterinary Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture, Jamaica; Chief Technical Officer of the Jamaica Livestock Association and head of the Poultry Division , Seprod (Ja.) Ltd. He also taught some of the Public Health Inspectors Meat Inspections course at the West Indies School of Public Health. He has represented Canada and the Caribbean on Executives of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association and the Commonwealth Association of Professional Centres. Despite his busy schedule, Mr. Amiel still finds time for recreation in the performing arts and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Little Theatre Movement of Jamaica. (LTM). What we do We are a research and development company that specializes in the research of Nutraceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, functional foods and other using locally grown herbs and organic material. Products Our line of 5 wellness teas are fortified with vitamins and minerals allowing customers to get all their daily nutritional value by simply drinking a cup of tea. Our teas are designed to work on their own for persons who prefer not to consume a capsule; or can be taken with the supplements for higher potency levels. BissyTea-shot1 Bissy $3.00 Add to cart GuineaHenWeed-tea-SHOT Jamaica Guinea Hen Weed $4.00 Add to cart CeraseeGinger-shot Cerasee & Ginger $3.00 Add to cart SoursopGinger-shot Soursop & Ginger $4.00 Add to cart GuineaHenWeed-shot Supplements Our product line uses well researched baseline ingredients that include: Guinea Hen Weed & Ball Moss (which is present in our lead product Alpha Prostate and complimentary medicinal herbal teas) – studies have shown that they have potent anti-cancer properties against prostate and breast cancer strains (in lab tests carried out by University of Maryland isolates of Ball Moss were proven to demonstrate strong anti-flammatory and tumor reduction along 5 cancer lines in in-vivo tests). We have also developed a Diabetic supplement containing bitter melon as well as other supplements which promote wellness. DiabetesFormula-show Diabetes Formula $41.00 Add to cart WomensCompleteFormula-shot Complete Formula $28.00 Add to cart MensCompleteFormula-shot Complete Formula $31.00 Add to cart JamaicaNoni-shot Jamaican Noni Plus $24.00 Add to cart Joint-Flex-shot Joint Flex Formula $42.00 Add to cart GuineaHenWeed1-shot Guinea Hen Weed $36.00 Add to cart Anti-Stress-shot Anti Stress B&C with Adrenal Formula $30.00 Add to cart Aloe-Complex Aloe Complex Formula $28.00 Add to cart Alpha-Prostate
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Main customers:

Spur Tree Farm, Community Cohesion, RYC Distributors, RDL Distributors

Certifications:

GMP-Contract manufacturers, Export Licence-Jampro, certified in Jamaica by the bureau of standards, ministry of health

Affiliations:

University of the West Indies, University of Maryland, Jamaica Exporters Association, Jamaica Manufacturers Association,

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