Lahore: Punjab University College of Pharmacy faculty member Assistant Professor Dr Khalid Hussain has patented a product entitled “A herbal composition having anti-obesity property.” The patent was the outcome of Dr Hussain’s PhD research work that was accomplished at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia. The research work was completed under the supervision of Prof Dr Zhari Ismail.
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has congratulated Dr Khalid Hussain on his achievement and said it would be a great invention and a great product beneficial for obesity.
About his research, Dr Khalid said the invention related to an anti-obesity product made of natural herbs, which inhibits neovascularisation to the fast growing adiposities in adipose tissue, thus reducing the deposition of fat.
He said the primary object of the invention was to provide a herbal composition of a selected species from the Piperaceae family which is capable of exhibiting an anti-obesity property. He said another object is to develop a method for standardizing natural products in terms of their medicinal properties, safety, pharmacokinetics and stability.
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