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Bioxytran Announces Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity Highlighted in ProLectin-M

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BIOXYTRAN, INC. announces significant reduction of viral load in COVID-19, influenza, and RSV in preprint article
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  • Data shows potential for broad-spectrum antiviral treatment of Upper Respiratory Infections
  • PL-M has potential to neutralize virus regardless of mutation
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, Sept. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIOXYTRAN, INC. (BIXT), (the “Company”), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oral drugs to treat COVID-19 and other viral diseases, announced that its preprint article titled “Evaluation of Complex Carbohydrates Showing Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Activity Against SARS-CoV-2, Influenzas-a (H1N1), and Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) Strain A2 in ‘In Vitro’ Setting” (the “Article”) contains data showing a significant reduction of viral load in COVID-19, influenza (H1N1) and in human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). ProLectin-M (“PL-M”) and ProLectin-I were the galectin antagonists used on these 3 viruses to produce the results set forth in the Article.

The in vitro data demonstrates that PL-M has the potential to be a broad-spectrum antiviral useful in the treatment of Upper Respiratory Infections (“URI”). The new COVID-19 variants continue to render older COVID vaccines obsolete. While hospitalizations are on the rise, many Americans are currently offered inadequate protection and therapeutic solutions. This situation represents a large unmet medical need. Additionally, the existing antiviral treatment options have seen the first signs of resistance calling into question their long-term viability. PL-M is a next generation antiviral that is designed to prevent the virus from entering the cell. The universal nature of the binding region of the spike protein known as the Galectin Fold is expected to neutralize the virus regardless of mutation.

The full text of the preprint Article is located at the following link
https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202309.0077/v1

About ProLectin-M

ProLectin-M is an oral galectin antagonist that prevents the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into human cells. In recent clinical trials the drug achieved a 100% responders rate of negative PCR tests by day 7. In 3 days, the drug achieved an 88% responders rate of negative PCR tests. The treated population experienced no viral rebounds during the 14-day observation period. The company is preparing for a phase 3 clinical trial in order to seek regulatory approval.

About Bioxytran, Inc.

Bioxytran, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel therapies targeting the treatment of significant unmet medical needs in virology, degenerative disease, and hypoxia. The leading drug candidate, Prolectin-M, is a new class of antiviral drug designed to antagonize galectins implicated in inflammatory, fibrotic, and malignant diseases. Bioxytran’s other development programs are for pulmonary fibrosis and stroke treatment. More information can be found at www.bioxytraninc.com

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This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined under federal law, including those related to the performance of technology described in this press release. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” and similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such statements are subject to significant risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Known material factors that could cause Bioxytran’s actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements are described in the forward-looking statements and risk factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and those risk factors set forth from time-to-time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bioxytran undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except to the extent required under federal securities laws.


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