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Nature News examines how scientists, farmers are working to meet the growing demand for artemisinin. "From bust to boom to bust again: artemisinin, the key ingredient of front-line antimalarial drugs, is entering the third chapter of its turbulent history,"... More...
New research project to make anti-malarial drugs more affordable in Third World countries. Dr Geoff Brown, from the University of Reading's Department of Chemistry, is beginning a £400,000 project that could prove vital for the developing world... More...
Findings of poor quality malaria drugs in Africa add to artemisinin-resistance worries. A study released on Monday found that between 26 percent and 44 percent of artemisinin-based malaria drugs sold in Madagascar, Senegal and Uganda "failed quality testing" ... More...
Artemisinin (Formula: C15H22O5) and its derivatives are a group of drugs that possess the most rapid action of all current drugs against falciparum malaria. Treatments containing an artemisinin derivative (artemisinin-combination therapies, ACTs) are now standard treatment worldwide for falciparum malaria. The starting compound, artemisinin (a sesquiterpene lactone), is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, a herb described in Chinese traditional medicine, though it is usually chemically modified and combined with other medications.

Use of the drug by itself as a monotherapy is explicitly discouraged by the World Health Organization as there have been signs that malarial parasites are developing resistance to the drug. Combination therapies that include artemisinin are the preferred treatment for malaria and are both effective and well tolerated in patients. The drug is also increasingly being used in vivax malaria as well as being a topic of research in cancer treatment.
Artemisia Annua L, also known as Sweet Wormwood, Sweet Annie, Sweet Sagewort or Annual Wormwood is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate Asia, but naturalized throughout the world. In Vietnam Artemisia Annua L is planting and wildly growing in north of Vietnam included Vinh Phuc, Ha Tay, Hung Yen, Soc Son, Hoa Binh, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa with the leaf of production is more than 60,000 tons per year. The season to harvest Artemisia Annua L in Vietnam normally start from June to September.

CATKHANH has been spending a lot of time in research and develop the processes which help us to extract Artemisinin form Artemisia Annua L with high quality and it is certificated by National Institute of Drug Quality Control. Our production capacity can provide more than 15 tons (Artemisinin) per manufacturing season.
CATKHANH - Artemisinin Extraction processes


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