New York, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allovate, LLC, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the company has signed an exclusive provider agreement with Restore Health to bring the new Allerdent OMIT System™, a personalized toothpaste system for the delivery of allergy immunotherapy, to patients nationwide.
Allerdent™ is the first oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT) toothpaste system designed to help moderate-to-severe allergy sufferers address the underlying cause of allergic response through their normal daily tooth brushing routine. It is customized and prescribed by a physician to address a wide range of allergies. With consistent use, allergy immunotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce or eliminate the body's allergic responses to pollen, animal dander, dust, insects and other allergens. Additionally, where allergy immunotherapy has been used on a sustained basis for between three and five years, its benefits have been shown to continue even after stopping treatment.
"Our agreement with Restore Health will make the Allerdent OMIT System™ available in all of the 49 states Restore Health currently serves. We are excited to partner with Restore Health, an innovator in personalized medicine, to roll-out the Allerdent OMIT System™ to providers throughout the United States," said Michael Nelson, J.D., co-founder and CFO of Allovate.
"Allovate is changing the way patients and physicians treat moderate to severe allergies. No other company is able to offer this new, convenient and personalized treatment to the more than 50 million moderate-to-severe allergy sufferers in the United States, without disrupting their normal lifestyle," said Erick Berglund, PhD., co-founder and CEO of Allovate.
"Through Restore Health, we are able to provide a customized, user-friendly allergy immunotherapy toothpaste system. Our OMIT toothpaste is designed to enable allergy immunotherapy without injections, frequent trips to the physician, or inconvenient treatment regimens. These are the typical issues both patients and physicians have with immunotherapy shots and drops that, unfortunately, have limited the use of this life-altering treatment."
Allergy immunotherapy has long been used to help desensitize the body to allergens such as pollen. By exposing the body's immune system over time to purified proteins like those found in allergens, the body learns to recognize them and stops or limits allergic response to them. "Most people treat allergies to pollen, dust, and animals with over-the-counter medications, which work temporarily but fail to address the underlying causes of the allergic response. Others just decide to live with their symptoms. A few seek allergy shots, which are helpful in reducing allergic symptoms by helping the immune systems adjust to allergens over time," said Dr. Berglund. "Our aim is to make it easier for people suffering allergy symptoms to address the underlying cause of the allergic response."
Shara Rudner, RPh., FIACP, FACA, Director, Clinical Trials Group for Restore Health, partnered with the research team at Allovate that developed the new toothpaste delivery system. Research results were published in the July/August 2014 issue: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding. "The research shows that using a toothpaste delivery system to treat patients with seasonal allergies is very promising," said Rudner.
Restore Health is the first trusted national brand wholly dedicated to bringing personalized medicines to patients throughout the United States. The company delivers personalized and specialty medicines to patients, on their physicians' prescriptions. Restore provides cutting-edge diagnostics, including genetic testing, and custom pharmacies with service networks stretching from coast to coast. This year, for the second year running, Restore continued to climb the Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest growing private companies, now ranking 36th overall and first in Wisconsin.
"Our agreement to provide the Allerdent OMIT System™ will ensure our customers have immediate access to this new treatment option," said Murray I. Firestone, Ph.D., President of Restore Health. "Restore is always working to accelerate the availability of novel therapies, from 'bench to bedside'.
Physicians interested in prescribing should call Restore Health at 800-322-1302.
About Allovate, LLC
Allovate, LLC is a specialty biopharmaceutical company in New York City that is developing improved approaches to allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic diseases. Allergic diseases affect more than 25% of the global industrial population, at an annual cost in excess of $33 billion in the U.S. alone. There is an enormous and growing unmet need for treatment options that modify the underlying disease rather than treating the symptoms alone. Allovate's mission is to expand the use of immunotherapy among the millions of allergy sufferers by developing products that are safer, more effective, and easier to administer. Allovate's premiere product is Allerdent™, specially formulated toothpaste that is easily and stably combined with immunotherapy allergens. Thus, a patient's daily immunotherapy administration can be seamlessly integrated with the ritual of daily tooth-brushing, a habitual lifelong healthcare behavior for most people. Allerdent™ has been developed to support long-term patient adherence to immunotherapy, which may result in more successful and long-lasting treatments. For more information, please visit www.allovate.com.
About Restore Health
Restore Health is the first trusted national brand wholly dedicated to bringing personalized and specialty medicines to healthcare providers and their patients throughout the United States. Its unique full-service solution offers physicians integrated support of custom pharmacy, diagnostic laboratory, and clinical liaison personnel. RestoreDirect is the company's proprietary I.T. platform, a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite. It was originally conceived nearly a decade ago and designed to meet the unique, business-critical requirements of a specialty compounding pharmacy operating in the personalized medicine space. Mirroring the growth of Restore Health and its creation of a trusted national brand, the RestoreDirect suite of integrated business applications has expanded to support Restore's remote sites and external trading partners through the full spectrum of secure transactions. Since 1982, Restore Health has established a reputation among physicians for providing personalized medications and guidance that truly make a difference in their patients' lives. For more information about Restore Health, please visit www.restorehc.com.
CONTACT: Virginia Amann for Allovate 608.207.0082 V@VoiceByV.com Source:Allovate, LLC