Pr Jean-Bernard Fourtillan answers questions from Pr Henri Joyeux
A non-profit endowment fund for your health
Professors Jean-Bernard Fourtillan and Henri Joyeux have decided to unite their efforts in order to announce to the general public, at the same time as to healthcare professionals and to researchers, this essential discovery and the medicinal products (single- or dual-compartment patches), in the process of being prepared, which result therefrom.
They created a non-profit endowment fund, the Josefa Fund, to which were given, in their totality, the intellectual property rights to the medicinal product patents resulting from this discovery.
Valentonin : key to the discovery
A.B. LERNER discovered
W.M. Mc ISAAC discovered
J-B FOURTILLAN discovered
The discovery of
the Sleep-Wake system
makes it possible to understand, for the first time,
how our body functions, alternately in sleep mode
and in waking mode, in 24-hour periods.
Three hormones secreted by the pineal gland
during the night, melatonin (MLT),
6-methoxyharmalan (6-MH) and Valentonin (VLT),
protect our body and guarantee the regulation
of mental and vegetative life.
The galenic development of the patches will be fully financed by the Josefa Fund. We are in contact with manufacturers whose task is to deliver to us ready-to-use patches in September 2017.
The European (EP) and international (PCT) patents that protect the therapeutic applications of this discovery have been filed and been given in their entirety to the Josefa Fund.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, with the pharmaceutical Laboratories that we will have chosen as partners, we will request a Temporary Use Authorisation (TUA) in order to immediately make these treatments available to patients.