Throughout the world, more and more people are being diagnosed with diabetes. Projections are assuming that by 2030, considerably more than 400 million people will suffer from this metabolic disease. The causes of diabetes mellitus are mainly being overweight, following a sedentary lifestyle, and eating the wrong food. They lead from insulin resistance to the lack of insulin and a higher blood sugar level.
Research done by WÖRWAG Pharma concentrates on the consequences of the disease, such as diabetic nerve damage. The aim is to encourage findings in the field of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
Company founder Dr. Fritz Wörwag has developed the active ingredient benfotiamine further and it became a milestone in the therapy of diabetic comorbidities. With its high bioavailability, it significantly contributes to protect against vitamin B1 deficiency.
International clinical studies, meetings of experts, and symposia, plus close collaboration with research labs: We invest in science and clinical research so we can develop the best possible medications for our patients.
The Fritz Wörwag Research Prize
The Fritz Wörwag Research Prize honors scientists and researchers who have worked on the clinical application of biofactors, such as diabetes treatment or thiamine metabolism.
Recipients of the Fritz Wörwag Research Prize
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Henning Krause Friedrich Bauer Institute, Munich
Prof. Dr. Roland Bitsch Nutritional Sciences Institute of the University of Jena
Prof. Dr. Hans Konrad Biesalski University of Hohenheim Prof. Dr. Walter Zidek Polyclinic of the University of Münster
Prof. Dr. med. Hilmar Stracke Med. Clinic and Polyclinic of the University of Giessen
Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Peter Hammes Mannheim Medical Center
Prof. Dr. Paul Thornalley University of Warwick, U.K. Junior Researcher Prize: Dr. Nicole Schupp Pharmacology and Toxicology Institute, Würzburg
Prof. Dr. med. Vedat Schwenger University of Heidelberg Medical Center
Dr. Alin Stirban Profile Institute for Metabolic Research, Neuss Junior Researcher Prize: Ms. Chune Liu University of Freiburg Medical Center
Prof. Dan Ziegler Deutsches Diabetes Zentrum der Universität Düsseldorf 2.Preis: Prof. Jaqueline A. Pettersen University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George (Kanada)