MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovita Health Science is an emerging life science company specializing in clinical nutrition innovation appointed Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr., former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General as Senior Scientific Advisor and member of Trovita's Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. DVM, Ph.D., D.Sc, has a distinguished career in public service. Dr. Moore is a former U.S. Assistant United States Surgeon General and a Rear Admiral (Retired) in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Moore served in the Office of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, held the position of Associate Director for Development Support and African Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and served as the chief epidemiologist with the Centers of Devices and Radiological Health in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Moore has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a B.S. degree from Tuskegee Institute; he also has received an honorary D.Sc. degree from Tuskegee University in recognition of his distinguished public health career. Dr. Moore has written or co-authored over 100 publications covering a broad range of public health issues.
William Brown, Trovita's CEO and co-founder noted, "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Moore to our team at Trovita Health Science. His experience in public health policy will be extremely beneficial as we address the growing public health concerns with excessive sugar consumption, especially related to clinical nutrition products. Dr. Moore's perspective regarding the landscape of medical nutrition will be an important one as we grow our organization."
Dr. Moore commented, "I'm honored to be a member of Trovita Health Science's Scientific Advisory Board when Trovita is increasing its efforts to expand to new markets, including HIV related nutrition. ENU is a superior alternative to widely prescribed enteral formulas for addressing malnutrition. Furthering access to ENU and providing a high calorie and protein formula that meets the new FDA guidelines on sugar, are critical elements of managing overall patient care."
About Trovita Health Science
Trovita Health Science is an emerging life science company focused specializing in medical nutrition innovation. Trovita is currently working toward providing expanded patient access to its flagship brand of enteral nutritional products, ENU®, through state funded Medicaid programs in order to respond to the needs of underserved populations. Trovita is retiring the original ENU formulation in 2016, and will introduce a new formula with improved taste and even lower total sugar content to continue to address public health concerns about sugar consumption. In addition to developing multiple new formulations of ENU, Trovita is developing the combination of a new enteral formula and an IP-protected delivery system specially designed for tube feeding, with product launch anticipated in the second half of 2016.
SOURCE Trovita Health Science