SOURCE: Nutra Pharma Corp.

March 16, 2006 09:00 ET

Nutra Pharma Announces Full-Day Workshop in India to Introduce Designer Diagnostics' Test Kits

BOYNTON BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. (OTC BB: NPHC), a biotechnology company that is developing drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis, has announced that Designer Diagnostics will be participating in a medical workshop organized to educate physicians in India about their Test Kits. Designer Diagnostics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nutra Pharma.

The workshop will take place on March 24, 2006, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute. Physicians will receive CME credits for attending. The workshop will include guest lecturers from the World Health Organization (WHO), JALMA Institute for Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases, Grant Medical College, JJ Hospital Mumbai, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, and Designer Diagnostics Inc. Invited to the CME are forty top Indian Microbiologists as well as leading diagnostic test distributors.

"Included in the agenda will be an afternoon of demonstrations of Designer Diagnostics' paraffin slide culture to the participants," said Dr. Rahul Narang, Director of The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medicine's Department of Microbiology. "We shall demonstrate growth of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, biochemical reactions and drug sensitivity testing using paraffin slide culture."

"The Designer Diagnostics Test Kits will be a great asset in the efforts to control both Tuberculosis mycobacterium and non-tubercular mycobacteria such as M.avium, which are major causes of death in HIV/AIDS patients," said Neil Roth, President of Designer Diagnostics Inc. "The rapid methods of determining the existence and type of mycobacterium that the Test Kits bring to this important struggle can help dramatically reduce the suffering and deaths these diseases are causing today. This conference will be vital in sharing this information within the active Tuberculosis and microbiology communities."

Attending the convention will be Neil Roth and Dr. Robert Ollar, representing Designer Diagnostics Inc., and Steven Wilson, representing HealthForce LLC, the consulting firm hired to sell and market the Test Kits.

About Nutra Pharma Corp.

Nutra Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Nutra Pharma Corp. through its subsidiaries carries out basic drug discovery research and clinical development and also seeks strategic licensing partnerships to reduce the risks associated with the drug development process. The Company's holding, ReceptoPharm, Inc, is developing technologies for the production of drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis ("MS"). The Company's subsidiary, Designer Diagnostics is engaged in the research and development of diagnostic test kits designed to be used for the rapid identification of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI). Nutra Pharma continues to identify and acquire intellectual property and companies in the biotechnology arena.
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