Edible Proteins May Cure Human Diseases
Drugs that are extracted from the foods we normally eat might solve our common health problems.
Pronutria is developing a new kind of medicine derived from proteins found in our fridge that could possibly be the cure to muscle and metabolic diseases, as well as some rare ones. The company has the support of Flagship Ventures who has offered $10.8 million in Series A funding.
To create these “edible” drugs, Pronutria deconstructs rice, potatoes, and other kinds of proteins that are in our diets, and isolates those proteins to test them in humans to see what effect they have on disease. Depending on the right dosages, certain proteins can heal us of our muscle maladies.