Colombo University scientists develop breakthrough anti-ageing drug

Revolutionizing anti-ageing solutions, a scientific think-tank at the University of Colombo is on the verge of launching the first-ever anti-ageing nutraceutical capsule in Sri Lanka. Led by Professor Sameera R. Samarakoon, head of the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology, the team has crafted the capsule using natural ingredients, the specifics of which are yet to be disclosed.

“After extensive research, our anti-ageing capsule is now in its final stages of development,” Professor Samarakoon revealed. “We anticipate its launch within the next four months.”

The initiative aims to democratize access to anti-ageing remedies, addressing the prevalent issue of exorbitant prices for imported products in Sri Lanka. Professor Samarakoon highlighted the traditional formulation of the product, necessitating approval from the Department of Ayurveda.

“This venture exemplifies the collaborative efforts facilitated by the University Business Linkage, fostering knowledge exchange and technological innovation,” emphasized Professor Samarakoon.

Established under the stewardship of Professor Eric H. Karunanayake, the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology at the University of Colombo has emerged as a frontrunner in scientific research and development.

In tandem with their anti-ageing breakthrough, the institute recently introduced ‘Vernolac,’ a nutraceutical drug designed to combat approximately 25 types of cancer cells. This nontoxic herbal formulation, developed over 12 years, offers promising prospects in cancer prevention and treatment.