Live Coverage World Summit on Sustainable Development

Department of Public Information - News and Media Services Division - New York
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Johannesburg, South Africa
26 August-4 September 2002

31 August 2002




At a Summit press conference today, the Academy for Future Science announced two new, revolutionary technologies, one on water purification and waste treatment, and one on needleless insulin and HIV therapy. The Academy, with offices in Los Gatos, California and Pretoria is a non-profit corporation that examines new scientific ideas for future use in, among other areas, medicine, renewable energy and methods to improve the global environment.

Introducing the technology on water purification and waste treatment, developed by Cellinite Technologies, Inc., Dr. J.J. Hurtak of the Academy said there was a need to recycle the "life blood" of the planet, which became more and more scarce. Once used for drinking, fresh water needed to be used over and over again. Cellinite Technologies had introduced tablets that, once introduced in water, time-released oxygen and microorganisms.

The tablets worked much like Alka-Seltzer, he said. They "rejuvenated" the water of polluted rivers, coastal regions and ocean areas by aerating it and destroying pollutants. Used in waste water systems, it removed 97 per cent of the odor. The American-based company had solved problems in New York, New Jersey, as well as in the Bahamas. The new technology was also very useful in agriculture. It was cost-effective in a short period of time.

Dr. Roger Palmer, also from the Academy, remarked that agriculture was one of the main polluters of the waterways. In hog and poultry farms, the animals often lived on top of their own manure. They produced ammonia and the volatility of the gases irritated eyes and airways. Applying the "biotabs" aerated the manure lagoons, eliminating odor and creating a sustained aerobic condition, as well as a suitable environment for animals and neighbours.

Dr. Hurtak then introduced a new patented technique of administering standard medical treatment on a daily basis, developed by Biophysix, Inc, based on research from the University of Illinois, which would be a "boon to those in need of daily injection therapy". The new technique, based on polymer packages that allowed for loading several medicines, would spray medicine under the tongue, so that it would be assimilated without damage to cell walls and cell membranes. It was a "revolutionary new means of delivering drugs".

Dr. Palmer added that research on white rabbits had shown a sustained action of insulin with the new technique. Only one-tenth of the usual dose was needed.

Dr. Heleen Coetzee, University of Pretoria, South Africa, said the new process was non-invasive, as the molecules transferred the cell membrane in a natural way, the same way as cells got their nutrients. Therefore, no damage was done. Also, delivery of medicine through transdermal and oral methods often showed peaks. The new technology gave sustained release over days. This meant that poor people in rural areas, affected by diseases such as diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV, would no longer need daily injections. Another benefit was that the containers did not need to be refrigerated.

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