Photo Source: Jackson State University News Room
Photo Source: Jackson State University News Room

Credits: He has to his credit six (6) patents at the USPTO including a formula he created from a Nigerian herbal shrub called vernonia amygdalina or bitter leaf. He has also registered three pharmacological formulations called Edotides in Nigeria with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). His U.S patents include:

Bio: Professor Ernest Izevbigie is the Deputy Vice-chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d) degree in Growth Biology/Biochemistry from Michigan State University, Michigan in 1996. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biochemistry/ Cancer Biology at the National Institute of Craniofacial and Dental Research (NDICR)/ National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. In 1999, he joined Department of Biology at Jackson State University where he later became a full-time Professor of Biology and Biochemistry.

For over a decade, he has applied modern scientific techniques to study the health benefits of some Nigerian plants. Recently, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved and registered three pharmacological formulations called Edotides as dietary supplements with health benefit in the areas of breast health, prostate health and normal glucose maintenance.

He is a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

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