University of Pretoria
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Overview of innovation

The compound 1, 3, 6, 8–tetrahydroxy –2, 5-dimethoxyxanthone (formula (I)), having the ability to treat sexual dysfunction or erectile dysfuncion, is claimed. A process for obtaining a plant extract containing this compound, an extract and the use of this compound or extract in manufacturing a medicament for use in treating sexual dysfunction are claimed.

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Patent
Innovation Opportunity Type
Funding
Licensing
Industry
Human health and social work activities
Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Experimental prototype developed