Djokovic-backed ‘biotech’ firm’s approach is compared to homeopathy | Biotechnology Industry – Archyworldys

A Danish “biotech” company in which Novak Djokovic holds a majority stake is working on a “frequency” treatment for Covid-19 that one expert says has similarities to the principles of homeopathy.

The world No. 1 tennis player was forced to leave Australia on Sunday, according to the country’s immigration minister canceled his visa based on his presence in Australia could risk “civil unrest”. because he is aTalisman of Anti-Vaccination Mood”.

On Wednesday it arose Djokovic had acquired an 80 percent stake in QuantBioRes, whose website says it is developing treatments for viral diseases and resistant bacteria by “predicting the electromagnetic frequency” that can disrupt a virus’ activity.

“At QuantBioRes we are working on exploiting the unique and novel resonance detection model… a biophysical model based on findings that certain periodicities/frequencies within the energy distribution of free electrons along the protein are critical to the protein’s biological function and interaction with protein receptors and others are goals,” the website says.

It bears a quote from the Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla: “If you want to understand the universe, think about energy, frequency and vibration.”

dr Darren Saunders, an Australian biomedical scientist, said the approach described on the QuantBioRes website is reminiscent of homeopathy, an alternative and unproven treatment that claims tiny doses of disease-causing substances can treat people who are unwell.

Homeopaths claim that by diluting these substances in water or alcohol, the resulting mixture retains an “imprint” of the original substance’s “frequency,” which triggers a healing response in the body by causing an energetic shift.

Saunders said he felt it was “overkill” for QuantBioRes to call itself a biotech company. “The ‘innovative technology’ they describe on their website does not reflect today’s understanding of how biochemistry works,” Saunders said. “If any athletes or other potential investors would like advice on not wasting their money on this stuff, my fees are reasonable.”

The website said the company would “soon start testing different treatment approaches”, but a link asking people to “learn more” appeared broken when the Guardian tried to access it. A link to a July 2020 announcement that QuantBioRes would be testing deactivation mechanisms from Covid-19 also appeared to be broken.

Prof Peter Collignon, an infectious disease doctor and antimicrobial resistance expert, said the QuantBioRes website uses “fancy terms” without providing any evidence of the success of the methods it promotes. “They didn’t share any data,” he said. “People are always looking for new molecules, but the website describes a way to find a new molecule without providing any proof of success.”

QuantBioRes CEO Ivan Loncarevic denied that the methods developed by his company had anything to do with homeopathy and defended the lack of data on the company’s website.

“What we do has absolutely nothing to do with homeopathy,” he said in an interview. “The theory behind homeopathy is that you can transfer information from one chemical to another substance like water. What we do is develop peptides with specific functionality. This is pure, classical science.

“Of course we don’t put our data on our website for every idiot. We will soon publish an article in a scientific journal summarizing all our clinical tests.”

When asked when the article would be published, Loncarevic said: “With any luck in two to three months, after peer review.”

When asked about Saunders’ opinion that it was “overkill” for QuantBioRes to call itself a biotech company and that the “innovative technology” described on its website did not reflect contemporary understanding of how biochemistry works, Loncarevic replied: “That’s because we’re innovative.”

He said other pioneers in technology or science, such as Elon Musk and Galileo, faced similar criticism when they first expressed their views. On the subject of broken links, he said this is the first time he’s heard of the problem and “this isn’t it [done] intentionally”.

Additional reporting by Philip Oltermann in Berlin

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