Ivermectin – origin
Satoshi Omura – a Japanese microbiologist and bi-organic chemist at Tokyo’s Kitasato Institute searches for medicinally promising compounds from soil samples.
An agreement was made between the Institute and the pharmaceutical company Merck in that the most promising samples be sent to Merck’s Research Laboratory in Rahway, New Jersey U.S.A.
At Merck Research Laboratories a team led by parasitology specialist William Campbell began testing these samples to identify compounds that could lead to potential treatments against parasitic worms.
Whilst conducting worm infestations in mice experiments they discovered a new bacterium that proved very effective. They gave it the name Streptomyces Avertmectinius. When the active compound was isolated it was named Avermectin.
Merck scientists found that, with slight chemical modification, some of the Avermectin compounds displayed enhanced activity as well as safety. They dubbed the resulting pair of Avermectin derivatives Ivermectin.
Ivermectin was 25 times more potent than existing treatments for parasitic worms.
please read the pdf from ACS (American Chemical Society) – Merck and Co Inc. … Discovery of Ivermectin. In it can be found the discoveries of it’s use in humans. Diseases that have blighted many people around the world.
google “Discovery of Ivermectin – American Chemical Society”
Ivermectin has been use in almost 4 billion doses (USA or English billion – anyone?) – only 16 recorded deaths. Safer I’m told than Ibuprofen. chk reqd