Thursday, February 24, 2011

Au Tests RetroMAD1, A New Wonder Drug Fighting FIV

I went to see the man who makes RetroMAD1 yesterday, so here's a quick FAQ.

What is RetroMAD1?
RetroMAD1 is an experimental recombinant protein biologic antiviral drug.  It's developed and made in Malaysia by Malaysians.

What does RetroMAD1 do?
It greatly reduces viral counts in mosquito cells infected with Dengue Fever Virus and in monkey cells infected with Herpes Simplex 2 that causes Genital Herpes in humans.

RetroMAD1 has also treated 14 sick cats with FIV or FeLV (Feline leukemia).  Every single kitty has recovered.

How is RetroMAD1 given? 
It's a oral medicine that has to be given 3 times a day.  As it is a clear odourless, tasteless liquid, the easiest way to give it to you pet is to put it in his or her food.  Your cat won't even know it's there.
 
What side-effects are there?
None so far.  Toxicity trials carried out by the University of Malaya showed that there were no adverse effects on rats dosed with 500 times the dosages given to the cats.

PS: edit after vet visit: in 1 cat blood tests showed a slight elevation in AST/ALT counts – indicators that point to liver health. 

I have a sick FIV kitty.  How and where do I sign up?
Trials are taking place in Puching, Selangor, Malaysia.  Contact Vet Dr Tan and Dr Wong at Klinik Haiwan dan Surgeri Wawasan by calling 03 5882 0755.  They are in the position to assess how your cat may be treated with RetroMAD1.

Do I have to hand over my baby to mad scientists?
No, you treat your pet at home yourself.  But you do have to make several return visits so the vets can check on progress.

I am a vet in Malaysia, a billionaire investor looking for a project etc.  How do I talk to the man himself?
Visit Biosatria and contact Ung Eng Huan.

I want to talk to you about Au and your experience.  How do I contact you?
Leave a comment or email me at katztales AT lepak.com.

Au continues to do well!  More tomorrow....

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37 comments:

Kea said...

Will there be trials in Europe and North America?

Continued purrs and crossed paws for Au...(((hugs))) and universal Light.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Good to hear that Au is still doing well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I was going to ask the same question that Kea asked.

Simba said...

Mom is holding thumbs for Au. I don't have thumbs, but I would if I could!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Still praying and hoping for Au's full recovery. Hugs for you and nose kisses for Au.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad Au is doing so well on the drugs. It will be wonderful if it can eventually be successfully used on kitties throughout the world.

The Island Cats said...

This sounds so promising!!!

Brian said...

I am thrilled that Au is responding so well, makes my whiskers grin to no end!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that Au is doing so well... purrs!

Au and Target said...

No tests outside of Malaysia yet. But if you know a doc who is interested, contact Huan!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ooohh...I love this news. Hmm....perhaps I can interest our vet over here. Get well soon Au! purrrr....meow!

Ginger said...

Yeah, Au! You are a sweet baby, and thank God you are getting better! (From your American kitty friends)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is SO interesting!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This seems like such a miracle, being at the right place at the right time. I keep thinking of all the cats around the world that this drug could help and there you are, in Malaysia, where Au can be helped. We have high hopes for Au!

BeadedTail said...

We're glad Au is doing well and continue to purr for him! Yay for the Wonder Drug!

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray !!!!! Au is responding really well : )
Sure ! I still purrs for you, buddy !
xxxx

Boo-Bah said...

I am so glad that Au is responding to the wonder drug. I hope someday it will be available everywhere that there is a need.
We will keep saying our prayers for Au to fully recover.

KnottedFingers said...

I'm so so glad that AU continues to IMPROVE!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending more PURRS for Au and hoping that drug trials become available and werk.

Old Kitty said...

Go Au!!!!!! Me and Charlie continue to purr and pray for sweet Au!! We are so happy the trial is going so well!! Take care
x

Cezar and Léia said...

Keep mind positive dear friends! purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are delighted that Au is doing well and eating his food.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is so happy that Au is doing better. This is a wonderful drug and me hopes other kittys will benefit from it soon!
Love Nellie

Dianne said...

you are a wonderful advocate for Au and other cats
I admire you so much

don't worry about not knowing about my issues, I don't post about them much
I prefer to be happy and funny
or at least sarcastic and ranting ;)

give Au a big hug from me

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very happy to read that Au is responding well to the medicine. We do indeed hope that he keeps responding well and completely recovers with no side effects ever! That drug has the possibility of being a very wonderful thing indeed!

We will keep purring for you Au!

ABBY said...

Oh this is simply a wonderful miracle for dear sweet Au!

purrin
xoxox

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, this is fantastic. We are so happy RetroMAD1 is working so well for our pal Au! :)

Admiral Hestorb said...

Thinking about Au all of the time. really. ♥

Lorenza said...

I just want Au to get better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cory said...

Purring for Au to recover!

We purr extra hard because we lost our guardian angel cat and my bestest friend, Jonathan ::bows head in honor:: to FIV back in 2006. To think there could be a cure is amazing!

Life Ramblings said...

glad to hear that Au is responding well to the drugs. way to go Au!

Karen Jo said...

RetroMAD1 sounds wonderful. I am so glad that Au is responding so well. I would be so great if this drug can actually cure him. Herman gets Interferon to help him stay healthy, but it is not a cure.

Jill B (jilleebee) said...

Good luck Au!

Everycat said...

This is remarkable, we hope that Au thrives on this drug, so happy he's doing well. We hope that all the trials are successful and the treatment is rolled out worldwide very soon. In Europe, a positive test for FiV + FeLv means instant euthanasia for so many cats because vets and owners aren't always up to date on how to ensure they live good lives. This drug might make the biggest difference to cat health in a long, long time!

Whicky Wuudler

Marilynn said...

How truly amazing and wonderful! We are really happy Au is coming along and there is a new med to test out. Fantastic!!

Marilynn, Grace & Company

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Thank you for this very well-researched post! I'm spreading the news to other rescuers -- I know at least one person who has a FIV kitty that they keep in isolation :(

Freya's Staff said...

That's fascinating. How exciting, I cna't wait to see what happens in a year or so!