Considering its relatively inconspicuous presence in the body, the pancreas can wreak havoc on human health through two major diseases: diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Both can be deadly – the former from the condition itself or from long-term complications and the latter from advanced disease that may be symptomatic for only months or even weeks. Neither has a cure.
Pharmacyte Biotech Inc. aspires to change that bleak prognosis with a technology that can attack both culprits.
The Silver Spring, Md.-based company was founded in 1996 as Efood Systems, which tracked the movement of refrigerated trucks, before morphing into a natural products firm and eventually changing its name to Nuvilex Inc. In early 2011, the company established a relationship with the inventors of