The main ingredient in our Biocutis® line of natural skin care products is a natural immune serum with regenerative properties validated among other prestigious scientists by dermatologists of the research team of the dermatology service of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
And because it is a naturally occurring compound created by a biological organism and not a man-made substance it cannot be patented. This would only be possible if it were an isolate from a natural substance or something derived from it through chemical reactions, but it is not. Thus, by its very nature no one can claim exclusive rights of use granted by a patent of invention.
There is no incentive to spend the vast resources of getting BIOCUTIS® skincare products approved as drugs (medicine), when the main ingredient in the products is not patentable.
Throughout history there have been many treatments promoted with unproven medical benefits. The promoters of these treatments tend to have either an emotional, physical, or financial stake in the treatment, and as a result they exaggerate the benefits.
With skin care products, or with any product for that matter, companies will exaggerate the benefits of their product. This stems from the fact that a corporation's purpose is to "Maximize shareholder wealth."
In response to this, the medical industry is structured in a way that only treatments with hard evidence showing effectiveness will be supported. Hospitals do not have the time or money to verify which treatments work. Instead they look to a third party to verify a treatment's effectiveness. That third party is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There are established protocols about how to show if a treatment is effective through clinical studies. Clinical studies are very expensive, and in order to compensate for these costs the FDA grants patent rights and other benefits to companies doing drug research.
There are restrictions about what qualifies as patentable. Drugs are not naturally occurring substances, but are man made, synthesized through chemical reactions in laboratories.
Natural treatments on the other hand, are composed of substances that are naturally occurring. By their very nature, they are not patentable. Companies are not granted any form of compensation for doing clinical studies on natural treatments. What is the end result?
Since the healthcare industry is run almost entirely by corporations and a free enterprise system, it leads to very little clinical research on natural treatments. On the other hand, in order for doctors and the medical industry to give support for a treatment, it generally must be FDA approved. There exists a double barrier. Not only does the FDA require clinical studies, but it requires numerous studies, and a lengthy drawn out application process that takes many years and costs millions of dollars. That's why prescription drugs are incredibly expensive.
Can you recall a time when you went to the doctor and they recommended a natural treatment? Do you find it odd that the vast majority of recommended treatments by doctors are synthesized drugs that do not occur naturally?
It's very disproportionate. There exists a large biased against natural treatments in the industry.
Is there another possible reason why modern healthcare has an undying love for drugs? Doctors and hospitals are financially supported by drug sales. You have to visit the doctor in order to get a prescription, you have to go to the pharmacist in order to buy it, and you have to pay your health insurance every month as another way of covering those costs.
In addition, a large amount of the intellectual material in medical schools is based off research conducted and supported by corporations. Pharmaceutical companies are constantly fighting to gain support for their treatments by the medical industry. It leaves little room for small companies supporting natural treatments. But just because modern healthcare has problems, doesn't mean you have to let your skin fall victim to it.
Granted, there are many treatments on the market that are natural and do not work. Health fraud is something that one should be particularly careful about.
We are conducting our own massive anecdotal study on BIOCUTIS®¨. Eventually, with enough supporting evidence it may be possible to gain sponsorship for more clinical studies through an academic sponsorship.
Keep in mind that BIOCUTIS®¨ is still a new discovery. In another five years time, despite these challenges, BIOCUTIS®¨ will find its way into acceptance by the mainstream medical establishments.
The following two links provide further information on the FDA.
For further information on why pharmaceuticals dislike natural treatments go to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,790733,00.html
Its structure/function for the body is stimulate fibroblasts and stem cells to renovate your skin, zaps away wrinkles and other signs of aging, replenish collagen and elastin and helps to repair the damage caused by radicals species and solar radiation.
Anyone reading this website should note that BIOCUTIS® skin care products are only to be used for the purpose of renovating skin in a natural way, without any synthesized chemicals.
Disease claims require prior approval by FDA and may be made only for products that are approved as drug products.
This approval requires numerous clinical studies and the expenditure of millions of dollars. Without any compensation for doing clinical research on natural non-patentable products, doing clinical studies on natural products is not feasible.
In response to this, we are conducting a massive anecdotal study on the effects of BIOCUTIS® skincare products. This is through the use of surveys conducted on everyone who orders our products for skin treatment and natural skin rejuvenation.