InMed is a biotech development company specializing in unique delivery systems for specific nutraceuticals, nutritional supplements and cosmeceuticals. InMed developed technology allows for the efficient and targeted provision of solubilized compounds through the generation of very small particle sizes in an aqueous form, irrespective of their water solubility constants. This includes fat-soluble nutrients and a variety of other oils and extracts. The practical application of this technology is the development and targeted delivery of liquid formulations, including nutritional drinks, liquid supplements, and oral and topically applied sprays, gels and lotions.
Together our scientific and management team at InMed have a combined 75 years global industry experience, which has translated into authoring multiple patents, published papers, clinical trials, development of novel technologies and designing therapeutic formulations. InMed embraces a unique area of research to develop health care solutions for prospective patients, with focus on the 2 most important areas in human health: The Human Microbiome and Mitochondria.
At InMed, we believe that certain disease states are directly affected by the bacterial state of your gastrointestinal system (GIT). It is a key organ for health maintenance and disease prevention. We are dedicated to developing evidence-based research and innovative therapeutic formulations that specifically target GIT health.
The human GIT is essentially a 9-10 meter long muscular tube comprising the small and large bowels; with adjoining key organs namely, mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. Each organ has unique functions and characteristics. The GIT is also the densest and most complex bacterial ecosystem known, participating in a variety of important roles in human health and disease (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease). Digestive health is continuously compromised by factors such as environmental influences, over- consumption of nutritionally poor foods, lack of physical exercise, increasing urbanization and medical therapies (e.g., over prescription/ administration of antibiotics).
Mitochondria Research at InMed
Mitochondria are membrane-bound organelles found in most eukaryotic cells and are present in plants, animals, fungi, and many other forms of life. Mitochondria are present in almost all human cells with the exception of red blood cells. Several characteristics make mitochondria unique. The number of mitochondria in a cell varies widely by organism and tissue type. Many cells have only a single mitochondrion, whereas others can contain several thousand mitochondria such as the heart muscle and the liver. The organelle is composed of compartments that carry out specialized functions. These compartments or regions include the outer membrane, the inter-membrane space, the inner membrane, and the cristae and matrix.
Mitochondrial proteins vary depending on the tissue and the species. In humans, 615 distinct types of proteins have been identified from cardiac mitochondria, whereas in rats, 940 proteins have been reported. The mitochondrial proteome is thought to be dynamically regulated. Although most of a cell’s DNA is contained in the cell nucleus, the mitochondrion has its own independent DNA genome. Further, its DNA shows substantial similarity to bacterial genomes an important evolutionary step that links bacterial function to human survival on this planet.