Altamira Therapeutics Receives Philippines FDA Approval for Bentrio Nasal Spray

HAMILTON, BERMUDA/ACCESSWIRE/May 23, 2022/ Altamira Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYTO), a company dedicated to developing therapeutic products that address significant unmet medical needs, today announced that Bentrio™ has been approved by the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that it is now authorized for marketing in this country. country of 115 million people.

The product will be marketed through the local subsidiary of Wellesta Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore (“Wellesta”). Under a previously announced marketing and distribution agreement with Altamira, expanded in February to include the Philippines, Wellesta will market and distribute Bentrio in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and Morocco (the “Territory”). In this territory, Bentrio had already received authorization in Singapore and Malaysia.

“We are thrilled to see the Philippines join the growing list of countries where Bentrio is approved,” commented Thomas Meyer, Founder, President and CEO of Altamira Therapeutics. “Asia, with its large population and rapidly growing middle class, represents a significant sales opportunity for Bentrio. We look forward to expanding its availability, over the counter, to provide more consumers with protection against airborne allergens and viruses.

Last week, the company announced positive early data from its house dust mite challenge (HDM) clinical trial, conducted in Canada, which demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in nasal symptoms compared to untreated controls, as well as good tolerance and good security. HDM allergens are the primary cause of respiratory allergies (i.e. allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma). Unlike plant-based allergens, which tend to be seasonal (eg pollen/hay fever), HDMs can be present all year round.

About Bentrio

Bentrio is a drug-free nasal spray for personal protection against airborne viruses and allergens. When applied in the nose, Bentrio forms a protective gel layer on the nasal mucosa. This thin film is designed to prevent the contact of viruses or allergens with the cells; in addition, the composition serves to bind these particles and to promote their evacuation and to moisten the nasal mucosa. Together, this is designed to reduce the risk of viral upper respiratory infections and promote relief of allergy symptoms. For more information visit:

Bentrio is distributed in some European countries and is expected to be available through distributors in other countries in Europe, Asia and the MENA region. In the United States, Altamira has filed a 510(k) filing for Bentrio in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, which is currently under review by the FDA.

About Altamira Therapeutics

Altamira Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CYTO) is dedicated to developing therapeutic products that address significant unmet medical needs. The Company is currently active in three areas: the development of RNA therapeutics for extrahepatic therapeutic targets (OligoPhore™ / SemaPhore™ platforms; preclinical), nasal sprays for protection against airborne viruses and allergens (Bentrio™; commercial) or for the treatment of vertigo (AM-125; Phase 2) and the development of therapies for the intratympanic treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss (Keyzilen® and Sonsuvi®; Phase 3). Founded in 2003, it has its headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda, and its main operations in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, visit:

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