For thousands of years, humans have relied on the medicinal properties of plants to cure, treat, and prevent diseases. Today, most of our medicines still come from nature. However, cultivating plant crops for drugs is a slow, inefficient and risk-laden process, dependent on the whims of climate, skills of farmers, and a seasonal supply chain.
Because entire plants must be grown just to extract one or two molecules, our current system wastes enormous natural resources and reduces biodiversity though overharvesting. It also creates inequitable distribution models; i.e., costly drugs only go to people and countries that can afford them.
This isn’t good medicine for people or our planet.
At Antheia, we’re taking a new approach to creating both existing and new medicines. Our technology involves reproducing active pharmaceutical ingredients through a yeast-based fermentation process.
Medicines take over a year to grow,
harvest, process, and produce
Medicines are “brewed” on
demand in a matter of days
Quality hard to control
from harvest to harvest
We precisely control
quality and purity
Hard to regulate effects
and side effects
We can fine-tune molecules to
develop less addictive medicines
We look to plants as our teachers and work with them to unleash their medicinal power. By partnering our technology platform with Mother Nature, we will unlock her full healing potential and make her better.