Smart Scientist Discovers Powerful New Drug, Gives it Nigerian Name, Gets Accolades Home and Abroad

Smart Scientist Discovers Powerful New Drug, Gives it Nigerian Name, Gets Accolades Home and Abroad

  • A smart Nigerian scientist named Dr Ugochukwu Anieto has discovered a new antibiotic drug used to treat drug-resistant infections
  • A document sighted online indicates that the drug is named after Dr Aniteto's family, hence it is called 'Anietocin'
  • His novel discovery has been applauded by Nigerians who have expressed how proud they are of him for his smartness and prowess

A talented Nigerian scientist, Dr Ugochukwu Anieto, has made a new foray into the area of drug invention as he has discovered a novel antibiotic.

Dr Anieto is an instructional assistant at the College of Science and Higher Education, McAllen, Texas A&M University.

Dr Ugochukwu Anieto, is the inventor of Anietocin, a novel drug-resistant antibiotic.
Dr Ugochukwu Anieto has received accolades home and abroad. Photo credit: Texas A&M University and Researchgate
Source: UGC

The new drug is called 'Anietocin' which is named after his Nigerian family roots.

Drug used to treat drug-resistant infections

According to a document sighted online, Anietocin is used to treat drug-resistant infections. The document also states that the new invention is currently undergoing laboratory trials.

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Also, it confirmed that preparations are in top gear to get the drug patented in the United States.

A relative to Dr. Anieto named Ozii Baba Anieto shared a tweet to celebrate the feat. He wrote:

"My cousin, Dr. Ugo Anieto discovered an antibiotic for drug-resistant infections. He named it ANIETOCIN - after my family name. Dr. Ugo is a scientist in Texas, USA."

See his tweet below:

Twitter users react to Anieto's achievement

@julietkego said:

"What a beautiful flex! Celebrating Excellence. Congratulations to him."

@ObyDikeagu commented:

"Anietocin! I love the sound of that. Congratulations to Dr Anieto. LIfe e kwulu ka a na eme."

@oga_pharmacist reacted:

"God news. Happy for Dr.Ugo & his team. However, it is still a very long road to having the drugs pass through bench work, and into trials (phase 1 to 4), where it will be screened for so many other properties including safety, real world efficacy and more. Hope it goes well."

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