Dr Herbert Nagasawa, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Cellgevity, Inc.

Dr Herbert T. Nagasawa

Dr Herbert Nagasawa received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Western Reserve University (now, Case-Western Reserve) in Cleveland, Ohio.

He received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Nagasawa spent two years as a Post-doctoral Fellow in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota before joining the research staff of the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis as a Senior Chemist.

He was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1959.

He was named Principal Scientist of the VAMC in 1961 and was promoted in 1976 to Senior Research Career Scientist, a nationwide VA title reserved for the VA’s top scientists.

He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1963 and to Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in 1973.

Dr Herbert Nagasawa also held joint professorships in the Department of Pharmacology and the university-wide Division of Toxicology, and served as Visiting Professor at Washington State University in 1990.

He also served for 32 years as a Senior Editor for the prestigious international Journal of Medicinal Chemistry from 1972 to 2004, and one year as Acting Editor-in-Chief.

In addition, he served on the Editorial Board of the journal, Bioconjugate Chemistry for eight years, and as an ad hoc grant reviewer for the NCI and NIAAA, National Institutes of Health.

He has published over 165 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Herbert T. Nagasawa is the inventor named on ten U.S. and PCT patent applications.

Here is what Dr. Nagasawa has to say about joining with Max International in taking glutathione to the world:

Herbert T. Nagasawa, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, Cellgevity, Inc.

"Glutathione is so important….it does so many different functions…it encompasses the whole spectrum of your organism.

For example, it is important in talking about, not so much the antioxidant properties, but it is important for having amino acids get transported (that means protein synthesis), it is important in regulation, it is important in maintaining your immune system healthy, and finally, it is important as the protective agent that actually sequesters free radicals that you get from the environment.

And the organs that are highest in glutathione levels: that is the eye, the ears, the lung, the liver, the kidneys, and the skin.

These organs have the highest concentrations of glutathione, for good reason, because these organs are subject to all of the toxins in the environment.

When I started to work on glutathione and started to find out all of the ramifications of glutathione and …then we found that a particular molecule can replenish the glutathione,

…I felt that this technology, if not transferred within my lifetime, I would be very unhappy.

I’d like to be able to have this technology transferred, and the only way to transfer this technology, is to have a commercial entity do it.

Myself, being a scientist, I have absolutely no knowledge of the business.

And I’ve been taught, when I was in school, that…if you have a discovery, the first thing you have to do is patent it.

And second thing if you want to have it disseminated is to get a commercial person to do it and stay out of it.

Just stick to the science." ~Herbert T. Nagasawa, Ph.D. as he spoke on the CellGevity Announcement Video.


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