Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (BTHE.OB), headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, is a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company that brings proprietary complex carbohydrate chemistry to bear on the commercialization of prescription therapies and over-the-counter dietary supplements that treat Type 2 diabetes.
Lead drug candidate PAZ320 blocks the release of glucose into the bloodstream after meals by preventing hydrolyzing enzymes from become active. IPOXYN is an injectable prescription drug candidate in preclinical development that was developed as a universal carrier of oxygen; it is being evaluated for the relief of lower-limb ischemia in diabetics. SUGARDOWN is an over-the-counter chewable dietary supplement developed to block the release of glucose into the bloodstream after meals.
SUGARDOWN, currently BTHE’s only commercialized product, is distributed on a very limited scale, serving mainly to introduce distributors to the potential benefits of PAZ320, which recently completed a phase II trial.
If PAZ320 clears regulatory hurdles, BTHE’s lead product could be commercialized by 2017. While SUGARDOWN could contribute some revenue, the company is likely to incur losses at least through 2017. Clinical studies of all of BTHE’s products are ongoing; progress is contingent on the company’s ability to raise adequate financing.