What is a Botanical Drug?

A botanical drug is made of a single plant or mix of plants. FDA considers the entire mixture as the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for a botanical drug.

 

Developing herbal medicines with known safety and efficacy to prescription botanical drugs in the US is an efficient drug development pathway, comparing to the pathway of purifying a single molecular from a plant.

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Why We Exist?

The FDA “Botanical Drug Development Guidance for Industry" opens doors for botanical products like herbal medicines and cannabis-derived products to develop into prescription drugs. Developing already-known safe and effective herbal medicines through the FDA botanical drug IND process is an efficient drug development pathway  ...
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Who We Are?

The American Botanical Drug Association (ABDA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.  ABDA’s mission is to champion the advancement of natural herbal formulations into prescription medicines as US FDA-approved Botanical Drugs...
 

Our Focus

Modern herbal medicines come in formats of pills or capsules. Their safety and efficacy have been demonstrated by daily use on a large population. Identifying already known safe and effective herbal medicines with the potential to be developed as US prescription botanical drugs is an efficient drug development pathway...
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LEADERSHIP

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David Allen

President

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Goran Olsson

CFO

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Andre Boulet

SVP, Canada

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Pai-Ping Fan

SVP, United Kingdom

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Simon Tang

General Counsel

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Chun-Su, Yuan

SVP, Scientific Affairs

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Francis Hadji-Minaglou

SVP, France

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Mary Brown

SVP, China

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Gerald Yakatan

SVP, Regulatory Affairs

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Steve Council

SVP, Strategic Initiatives

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Joerg Gruenwald

SVP, Germany

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Tirunagari Sreedhar

VP, India Central

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Purdeep Gupta

SVP, R&D

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Donal Brown

SVP, Manufacturing & Quality

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Alex Semprini

SVP, New Zealand

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Bassvaraj Nanjwade

VP, India South

International Fund for Botanical Drugs
 
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Because herbal medicine companies are often small and lack sufficient funding to take their products through the entire FDA IND process, the International Fund for Botanical Drugs (IFBD), an nonprofit venture capital philanthropywas established as a platform by galvanizing funding to finance the research and development of botanical medicines.

How We Do It?

The ABDA has a pipeline of medicinal herbal formulations ready for clinical trials. Beyond its existing pipeline of botanical drug candidates, ABDA has research partnerships aimed at further identifying herbal formulations for clinical development globally.

Through IFBD, donators can advance the research and development of herbal medicines to treat many challenging medical conditions that are lacking effective chemical drugs. Through IFBD, donators' investment is de-risked.
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Highlights
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Ru Chih Huang, Ph.D. 
Molecular Biologist - Johns Hopkins University

"Everything Old is New Again..." 

Everything old is new again - at 90, legendary Johns Hopkins scientist, sets out to prove long -heralded powers of botanical drugs to effectively treat cancer...
 

Botanical Drugs vs COVID

A herbal product, which is a mixture of several herbs, is now in the early stages of the US FDA IND process. The product is indicated for treating COVID through enhancing human immune system ...
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Botanical Drugs vs Diabetes

Abstract Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can cause insulin resistance (IR) and diabetes. Our previous studies have demonstrated that Jian-Gan-Xiao-Zhi decoction (JGXZ) could be effective for the treatment of NAFLD and IR. However, the...

Botanical Drugs vs Cancer

A botanical product, which is a mixture of several herbs is now in the early stages of the US FDA IND process. The product is indicated for elevating blood white cell count for patients going though chemotherapy ...
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Botanical API

With ability to supply >700+ herbs and their granules worldwide, ABDA provide the backbone support to the development of botanical drugs.
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