Animal Health

RSI has developed patent pending technology titled Modified Alginate Hydrogels for Therapeutic Agents (USPTO Pending #15/606/769 & PCT/US/17/34748) and a second filing titled Modified Carbohydrates, Compositions Comprising the Same, and Methods of Making and Using the Same (PCT/US/17/40283). These filings are extensive and describe a method of oral delivery that revolutionizes the way veterinary medicines are delivered orally and protected from damaging stomach acids and enzymatic actions

A wide variety of medicines must be given to large and small animals on a regular basis, and due to the taste or smell of the medicine, animals often reject it. Cats in particular are not easily given pills of any kind.

RSI’s patented microsphere technology lends itself to improving the delivery of animal health applications. The animal health applications cover large and small animals such as household pets, cats and dogs making up the majority of this group. The microsphere technology is also well suited for larger farm animals such as horses, cows, pigs and sheep.

RSI’s patented microspheres, which are tasteless and odorless, can contain a wide range of medications and dietary supplements, and be embedded in a “treat” or other food form palatable to the animal. This microsphere technology is adjustable to accommodate different drug dosages based on veterinary recommendations related to animal weight.

Taking care of pets

Pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common companion animals in North America and for that matter, in the world. They provide us with comfort when we are alone, they give us an excuse to exercise (letting the dog out) and “someone” to talk to when no one else listens.

Pets are dear to us and we will do anything possible to keep them healthy and as a companion. Keeping them healthy requires that we feed them the right food, provide them the best place for their comfort and take care of them as you would with any family member. When your pet requires medical attention, you will visit your local veterinary clinic and have your cat or dog looked after by professionals.

Most of the time your cat or dog will receive immediate attention at the vet’s clinic and that may include providing medication. Often your vet will give your pet an injection and then prescribe medication you need to administer at home. Now… That’s the challenge! Ever tried to give your cat a pill?

Response Scientific has developed a new “microsphere technology”, which allows for medications to be embedded in oral medical applications with taste and smell palatable to the animals.

Here are some of the most common health issues related to CATS:

Lower urinary tract disease,  Infectious disease, Kidney disease, Dental disease, Vomiting and diarrhea

Any of these diseases can be treated successfully most of the time with the proper medications, prescribed by your veterinarian, but trying to give them to your cat is almost impossible. That’s where Response Scientific’s “Microsphere Technology” will be of great help. Our microsphere technology does not change the medical ingredients, it changes and improves the delivery method.

Most common health issues with DOGS:

Worms: Tape Worms, Round Worms, Hook Worms, Urinary tract infections, Diarrhea, Parasites such as Heart worms and Intestinal worms

Usually, it is a lot easier to give medications to a dog than it is to a cat, but dogs are smart! When the medication has a terrible taste or smell, the dog will spit it out or play hardball when you try to give it to them.

With Response Scientific’s novel microsphere technology, the medications are embedded in a “treat” your cat or dog likes and will swallow happily!

The first products in the RSI Veterinary Science commercialization pipeline is a group of equine dewormer medications contained in edible cookies named medi-treats. The dewormer medication contained in the medi-treats will be available in different drug chemistries to assure seasonal (Spring & Fall) efficacy and avoid possible drug resistance.

Today, dewormer medications including Ivermectin, Fenbendazole, and Pyrantel Pamoate, are most often delivered in the form of a paste containing one or more drugs. The pastes have an unpleasant taste to the horse.  The paste is placed in the back of the horse’s mouth using a syringe-type device.  This is an awkward and inefficient product delivery method. Awkward because the animal often weighs in excess of 1200 pounds and may get upset, rendering the process inefficient because the animal often spits out an unknown percentage of the medication. Together these factors result in not knowing exactly how much of the medicine was actually ingested by the animal (dose), and uncertainty as to how effective that unknown dose will be (efficacy).  This delivery method also creates unnecessary anxiety and trust issues between horse and caregiver.

RSI’s medi-treats will be available in different drug strengths based on veterinary-recommended animal weight, and will be clearly labeled accordingly. Smaller horses, ponies and donkeys normally require less of the dewormer medication, while standard or larger horses require the full or standard dosage. In some cases, even larger or more problematic animals may require the maximum strength medication.

RSI’s medi-treats will be ingested completely. Due to the patented Hydrogel technology, none of the drug is destroyed in the acidic environment of the animal’s stomach. The Hydrogel capsules containing the drug(s) are tasteless and odorless. The patented chemistry that comprises the capsule itself is made of natural ingredients which fall apart and release the medicine when the Hydrogel capsule reaches the higher alkalinity of the intestine.

The goal with all medications, be it animal or human, is to use as little of the drug as possible to achieve intended results. The Response Scientific technology and medi-treats delivery system accomplishes this important goal.

RSI’s medi-treats dewormer will be flavored with apple, molasses and other pet friendly ingredients and will utilize textures the horse finds appealing. The medi-treats will be packaged individually in hermetically sealed wrappers for extended shelf life of up to two years and boxed for easy visual recognition.

RSI’s medi-treats concept will revolutionize the manner in which equine dewormer drugs and many other veterinary medications are delivered to animals.

The company is seeking to partner with large veterinary products distributors in North America and Overseas.