MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humanetics Corporation (“Humanetics”), a leading researcher, developer and marketer of pharmaceuticals, medical foods and branded nutraceutical ingredients, announced today that it has sold its 7-Keto® dietary ingredient brand to InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. of Benica, CA (“InterHealth”). 7-Keto® is a clinically tested, patented ingredient that slows the impact of diet and age-related weight gain.
“Humanetics developed and established the science and value of the 7-Keto® brand over the past twenty years,” said Ronald Zenk, President and CEO of Humanetics Corporation. “We have invested heavily in clinical research and believe that 7-Keto® is one of the most scientifically sound products on the market.” He added, “We believe InterHealth will continue to strengthen the 7-Keto® brand, and that this transaction will allow Humanetics to focus on its strong portfolio of ongoing pharmaceutical development initiatives.”
“7-Keto® fits very nicely into InterHealth’s portfolio of science-based, branded, functional ingredients supported by robust clinical trial and safety data,” according to Paul Dijkstra, President and CEO of InterHealth. “7-Keto® is sold to many of the industry’s most successful finished product brands and holds a strong position in the marketplace.”
Humanetics will retain the rights to continue development of the 7-Keto® technology as a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A clinical study at the Bay Pines Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Bay Pines Florida is expected to be completed in late 2014. Humanetics will partner with InterHealth as its supply partner in the further development of this application.
Humanetics is a pharmaceutical and nutrition technology company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs, medical foods, and dietary supplements. The Company has active development programs in medical radiation countermeasures, diagnostic and therapeutic radiation modulators, age-related cognitive decline and post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information about Humanetics and its products, call 1-952-937-7660 or visit www.humaneticscorp.com.
About InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include UC-II® for addressing joint discomfort; Super CitriMax®, a weight loss and satiety ingredient; Meratrim® for weight management; and ChromeMate® and Zychrome® for blood sugar and insulin control. In addition, InterHealth offers LOWAT®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit www.interhealthusa.com.