Altamira Therapeutics Receives Philippines’ FDA Approval of Bentrio Nasal Spray

Altamira Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYTO), a company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs, today announced that Bentrio has been approved by the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now cleared for commercialization in that country of 115 million people.

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

The product will be commercialized through the local affiliate 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 commercialize and distribute Bentrio in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and Morocco (the “Territory”). Within that Territory, Bentrio had already received clearance in Singapore and Malaysia.

“We are excited to see the Philippines join the growing list of countries where Bentrio is approved,” commented Thomas Meyer, Altamira Therapeutics’ founder, Chairman and CEO. “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 reported positive top-line data from its house dust mite (HDM) challenge clinical trial, conducted in Canada, that demonstrated a statistically significant reduction of nasal symptoms vs. untreated controls as well as good tolerability and safety. HDM allergens constitute the prime cause of respiratory allergies (i.e. allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma). Unlike plant-related allergens, which tend to be seasonal (e.g. pollen / hay fever), HDMs may be present all year long.

About Bentrio

Bentrio is a drug-free nasal spray for personal protection against airborne viruses and allergens. Upon application into 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 cells; in addition, the composition serves to bind such particles and help with their discharge and to humidify the nasal mucosa. Together, this is designed to reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract viral infections and promote alleviation of allergic symptoms. For more info, visit:

Bentrio is being distributed in selected European countries and is expected to become available through distributors in further countries in Europe, Asia and MENA. In the US, Altamira submitted a 510(k) application 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 therapeutics that address important 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 therapeutics for intratympanic treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss (Keyzilen® and Sonsuvi®; Phase 3). Founded in 2003, it is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, with its main operations in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, visit:

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