Big news. Biologist Adnane Remmal has received the highest distinction of inventors for his years of work on boosting antibiotics with essential oils and natural medicinal properties of plants by winning the public prize of the European inventor of the year at a ceremony in Venice.
The prize was awarded to him by the European Patent Office (EPO). Developed in its laboratory at the Ben Abdellah University in Fez, his drug proposes an alternative to the systematic use of antibiotics, which have made bacteria more resistant or even impossible to treat.
« The innovation of Adnane Remmal offers a new way to fight the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, » said EPO President Benoît Battistelli, adding that « it showed that traditional antibiotics and essential oils could be combined to increase their effects. With his work, he contributes greatly to the development of pharmaceutical research in his native country Morocco. »
On May 13, 2015, Adnane Remmal had already won the Innovation Award for Africa for a similar treatment in animals. The biologist has then proposed a solution to improve animal farming, while keeping a priority the health of the consumers .
Adnane Remmal, who has worked so hard for « this discovery to remain 100% Moroccan », could see his medicine available for sale by the end of the year.