MONTREAL--(Marketwire - September 04, 2012) - Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB: SBFM), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, today announced that it has taken delivery of an initial batch of Adva-27a from the Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) and has proceeded to conducting a series of requisite biological tests to ensure that the newly manufactured batch is identical to the original, not only in terms of chemical structure but also in terms of biological activity. Among the tests we will be performing are Topoisomerase II inhibition assays and cytotoxicity evaluations. The Topoisomerase II inhibition tests are already underway and the cytotoxicity evaluations will be initiated later this week. Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma's lead anti-cancer compound which has proven effective at killing Multidrug Resistant Breast Cancer cells (MCF-7/MDR) and Small-Cell Lung Cancer cells (H69AR).
"We are delighted to have advanced to this stage in our Adva-27a development program," said Dr. Steve N. Slilaty, Sunshine's President and CEO. "Biological testing is an important quality control procedure to ensure batch to batch identity in the manufacturing process," he added.
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