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World's First Hypo-Allergenic Cats....

trescanis
October 26th, 2004, 04:05 PM
BUT $3500????? ( visit the link provided)


Press Release Source: ALLERCA Inc.

Love Cats, But Suffer From Allergies? ALLERCA Inc. to Develop the World's First Hypo-Allergenic Cats as an Alternative to Current Allergy Treatments
Tuesday October 26, 8:35 am ET

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ALLERCA Inc. today launched a project to produce the world's first hypoallergenic cats. The hypoallergenic cats produced by ALLERCA will allow consumers to enjoy the love and companionship of a pet without the cost, inconvenience, risk, and limited effectiveness of current allergy treatments. Clients will take delivery of the first ALLERCA kittens in 2007. The hypoallergenic cat is the first of a planned series of lifestyle pets that ALLERCA will develop over the next few years.
ALLERCA's hypoallergenic cats will be a significant new alternative to the traditional treatment of cat allergies given that it eliminates the allergen at its source. Researchers will use patented biotechnology to suppress the allergen-producing gene in cats. For the first time, people who have been unable to own a cat because of their allergies will be able to have a pet of their own without the associated risks and costs of allergy treatments. The potential health benefits are also far-reaching. Treatment of cat allergies is currently a multi-billion-dollar industry, and approximately 10% of the country, or 27 million Americans, have cat allergies. Cat allergen is one of the three major risk factors for developing childhood allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases that are becoming a serious public health issue.

The response from animal lovers to ALLERCA's hypoallergenic cat project has been overwhelmingly positive. The company has received thousands of inquiries from the USA, Japan and Europe and already maintains a wait list. With the launch of the project, ALLERCA has implemented a web-based reservation system for those who want to be first to own and enjoy an ALLERCA hypoallergenic cat.

About ALLERCA

ALLERCA Inc. is a biotechnology company working with leading genetic technologies focusing on animal genetics, research and development. ALLERCA is currently developing the world's first hypoallergenic cat, expected in 2007. ALLERCA Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and maintains an international presence in Europe, Japan, Australia and Latin America. Read more at http://www.allerca.com.

Contact:

Simon Brodie

ALLERCA Inc.

11400 W. Olympic Blvd.

Suite 200

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tel: 310.312.9522

Fax: 310.861.5606

Email: pr@allerca.com

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

GsdDiamond
October 27th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Oh great. Genetically engineered cats. Man's playing God again, and hoping to profit in a big way.

dmc123
October 27th, 2004, 05:55 PM
I read that today on CNN, and was about to post it, Trescanis, ya beat me!

I could not believe what I was reading.....

~~dmc

Writing4Fun
October 28th, 2004, 11:09 AM
Oh great. Genetically engineered cats. Man's playing God again, and hoping to profit in a big way.
Well, why not? Since they're already offering to clone your beloved Fluffy or Fido so that you'll have a spare on hand, ready to go when the original kicks the bucket. And - wait a minute - I thought the funky-looking "La Perm" was the first hypo-allergenic cat on the market?! :p

sammiec
October 28th, 2004, 11:45 AM
This is just so bizarre. What is this world coming to?? Genetically engineered pets, what next?? :eek: