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Altamira Therapeutics Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Bentrio to Treat Allergic Rhinitis

  • Company gains access to the world's largest OTC market for consumer health products
  • Expects substantial and growing US Bentrio revenue contribution over next couple of years

HAMILTON, BERMUDA / ACCESSWIRE / June 27, 2022 / Altamira Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYTO), a company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs, today announced that the Company's US subsidiary has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its nasal spray Bentrio™ ("Bentrio Allergy Blocker") for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Clearance was provided for the following indication for use: "Bentrio is intended to treat hay fever and allergy sufferers by promoting alleviation of mild allergic symptoms (i.e. mild nasal irritation including itchy, runny, or congested nasal passages) triggered by the inhalation of various airborne allergens including indoor and outdoor environmental pollens, house dust, animal hair and dust mites. Application of Bentrio produces a mucous-like gel barrier that coats the nasal membranes, traps inhaled allergens within the nasal cavity and helps with their clearance."

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"We are excited by the opportunity created by the regulatory clearance of Bentrio Allergy Blocker for the US, which is by far the world's largest market for OTC consumer health products," said Thomas Meyer, Altamira Therapeutics' founder, Chairman and CEO. "Thanks to its triple mode of action, which does not require any drug ingredient for protecting against airborne allergens, and its preservative-free formulation, we believe that Bentrio is well positioned to help address unmet needs among the more than 20 million allergic rhinitis sufferers in the US. Over the next couple of years, we expect Bentrio to make substantial and growing contributions to our revenues and success."

Altamira's recently established OTC Consumer Health business unit expects to make the product available in the US later in the third quarter through one of the leading e-commerce platforms. It is actively in discussions with established OTC consumer health companies for exclusive distribution of Bentrio in the US as well as other key international markets.

About Bentrio Allergy Blocker

Bentrio Allergy Blocker is a drug-free nasal spray for personal protection against airborne allergens. Upon application into the nose, Bentrio forms a protective gel layer on the nasal mucosa. This thin film is designed to prevent the contact of allergens with cells; in addition, the composition serves to bind such particles and help with their discharge. Together, this is designed to reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract viral infections and promote alleviation of allergic symptoms. For more info, visit:

Bentrio is being distributed in selected European and Asian countries and is planned to become available through distributors in numerous other countries in Europe, Asia and MENA. In June, Altamira received FDA 510(k) clearance to market Bentrio Allergy Blocker for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in the US.

About Altamira Therapeutics

Altamira Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTO) is dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs. The Company is currently active in three areas: the development of RNA therapeutics for extrahepatic therapeutic targets (OligoPhore™ / SemaPhore™ platforms; preclinical), nasal sprays for protection against airborne viruses and allergens (Bentrio™; commercial) or for the treatment of vertigo (AM-125; Phase 2), and the development of therapeutics for intratympanic treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss (Keyzilen® and Sonsuvi®; Phase 3). Founded in 2003, it is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, with its main operations in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, visit:

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