Technology Inventor: Angel Yanagihara, PhD, is a biochemist, diver and assistant research professor at the University of Hawaii http://manoa-hawaii.academia.edu/AngelYanagihara. A leader in venom and toxin research, she has made many discoveries, been awarded full US patents and authored academic papers. This work has been featured in documentaries on NOVA, The Nature of Things on Canadian Broadcasting Channel, Discovery Channel and others, as well as in the New York Times, and many other publications and periodicals. For the past 17 years, Dr. Yanagihara has worked with her team to offer laboratory research-based, superior-quality pharmaceutical options for rapid relief from jellyfish stings and fire ant bites. She is dedicated to improving sting and bite outcomes, by developing effective solutions to address severe and challenging stings from box jellyfish and fire ants. These peer-reviewed research based innovative technologies http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/8/1/19/pdf are being used by the United States Special Operations Command.
Formulations Pharmacist: Mimi Pezzuto, MS, RPh, an instructor in Pharmaceutics, and lead pharmacist at the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy, specializes in compounding pharmaceutical preparations and in drug development.