Andy Suter

 

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Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London

Andy Suter, MSc.

Funktion

Leiter Abt. Medizin, A. Vogel Bioforce AG
Doktorand an der School of Pharmacy, London, Institute for Pharmacognosy, Prof. Michael Heinrich

E-Mail

a.suter@bioforce.ch

Projekte

laufende:

  • Studie mit Sägepalmeextrakt bei BPH (benigne Prostatahyperplasie-) Patienten mit verminderter Libido

abgeschlossene:

  • Verschiedene klinische Studien mit Arnika (topisch), Harpagophytum, Echinacea, Hyperikum und Rosskastanie
  • Verschiedene in vitro Arbeiten mit Arnika, Echinacea und Harpagophytum

Fachgebiete/Forschungsinteressen

Klinische Forschung,
Europäische traditionelle Phytopharmaka

Länder

Schweiz
UK

Ausbildung

Studium der Biologie, Universität Zürich, M. Sc. in Zoologie

Publikationen

  • Degenring FH, Suter A, Weber M, Saller R. A randomised double blind placebo controlled clinical trial of a standardised extract of fresh Crataegus berries (Crataegisan) in the treatment of patients with congestive heart failure NYHA II.Phytomedicine. 2003;10(5):363-9.
  • Knuesel O, Weber M, Suter A. Arnica montana gel in osteoarthritis of the knee: an open, multicenter clinical trial. Adv Ther. 2002 Sep-Oct;19(5):209-18.
  • Suter A, Bommer S. Acute and chronic sinusitis: Treatment with a homeopathic nasal spray. Schweiz Zschr GanzheitsMedizin.  2003; 15 (5):  233-238.
  • Suter A, Bommer S. Sägepalmen-Extrakte in der Behandlung der benignen Prostatahyperplasie (BPH). Eine Übersicht zum Stand des Wissens. Phytotherapie. 2003;3: 1-7.
  • Dickson S, Gallagher J, McIntyre L, Suter A, Tan J. An open study to assess the safety and efficacy of Aesculus hippocastanum tablets (Aesculaforce 50mg) in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. J Herb Pharmacother. 2004;4(2):19-32.
  • Suter A, Schoop R. Behandlung der allergischen Rhinitis und des Heuschnupfens. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin 2004; 16: 424-428.
  • Wagner S, Suter A, Merfort I. Skin penetration studies of Arnica preparations and of their sesquiterpene lactones. Planta Med. 2004 Oct;70(10):897-903.
  • Gertsch J, Schoop R, Kuenzle U, Suter A. Echinacea alkylamides modulate TNF-alpha gene expression via cannabinoid receptor CB2 and multiple signal transduction pathways. FEBS Lett. 2004 Nov 19;577(3):563-9.
  • Suter A, Schoop R. Behandlung der allergischen Rhinitis und des Heuschnupfens. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin 2004;16: 424-428.
  • Suter A. Sägepalmeextrakt kann mehr als nur Prostatabeschwerden lindern. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin 2005;17, 332-334.
  • Riedi E, Schoop R, Suter A.  BPH natürlich behandeln. Ein Praxiserfahrungsbericht zu ProstaMed. Ars Medici, 2005; 2: 1-3.
  • Knuesel O, Klein P, Suter A. AtroMed-Gel bei rheumatischen Beschwerden am Bewegungsapparat.  Ars Medici, 2006; 13: 1-3.
  • Knuesel O, Klein P, Suter A. Phytotherapie bei rheumatischen Beschwerden am Bewegungsapparat. Phytotherapie, 2006; 3: 1-3.
  • Suter A, Bommer S, Rechner J. Treatment of patients with venous insufficiency with fresh plant horse chestnut seed extract: a review of 5 clinical studies. Adv Ther. 2006 Jan-Feb;23(1):179-90.
  • Schoop R, Klein P, Suter A, Johnston SL. Echinacea in the prevention of induced rhinovirus colds: a meta-analysis. Clin Ther. 2006 Feb;28(2):174-83. Review.
  • Woelkart K, Marth E, Suter A, Schoop R, Raggam RB, Koidl C, Kleinhappl B, Bauer R. Bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of Echinacea purpurea preparations and their interactio with the immune system. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Sep;44(9):401-8.
  • Suter A. Teufelskralle (Harpagophytum procumbens). Endlich in der Schweiz erhältlich zur Behandlung von rheumatischen Beschwerden. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin. 2006; 18: 306-308.
  • Schoop R, Buechi S, Suter A. Open, multicenter study to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of Echinaforce Forte tablets in athletes. Adv Ther. 2006 Sep-Oct;23(5):823-33.
  • Widrig R, Suter A, Saller R, Melzer J. Choosing between NSAID and arnica for topical treatment of hand osteoarthritis in a randomised, double-blind study. Rheumatol Int. 2007 Apr;27(6):585-91. Epub 2007 Feb 22.
  • Hostanska K  Suter A, Melzer J, Saller R. Evaluation of cell death caused by an ethanolic extract of Serenoae repentis fructus  (Prostasan®) on humancarcinoma cell lines in vitro. Accepted in Journal of Anticancer Research, January 2007.
  • Modarai M, Gertsch J, Suter A, Heinrich M and Kortenkampn A. Cytochrome P450 inhibitory action of Echinacea preparations differs widely and co-varies with alkylamide content. Accepted in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, January 2007.
  • Warnock M, McBean D, Suter A, Tan J, Whittaker P. Effectiveness and safety of Devil's Claw tablets in patients with general rheumatic disorders. Phytother Res. 2007 Dec;21(12):1228-33.
  • Woelkart K, Dittrich P, Beubler E, Pinl F, Schoop R, Suter A, Bauer R. Pharmacokinetics of the main alkamides after administration of three different Echinacea purpurea preparations in humans. Planta Med. 2008 May;74(6):651-6. Epub 2008 Jan 31.
  • Dimpfel W, Suter A. Sleep improving effects of a single dose administration of a valerian/hops fluid extract - a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled sleep-EEG study in a parallel design using electrohypnograms. Eur J Med Res. 2008 May 26;13(5):200-4.
  • POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Klaas CA, Suter A, Weber M, Merfort I. Influence of an Arnica-Gel on the transcription factor NF-kB. 6th International ESCOP Symposium Bonn, 2001. Poster.
  • Wolf S, Suter A, Degenring FH, Jung F, Weber M. Effects of four different Ginkgo biloba extract-doses on retinal blood flow of healthy volunteers. 6th International ESCOP Symposium Bonn, 2001. Poster. Awarded with 1st price for best poster presentation
  • Degenring FH, Sokolowski A, Suter A, Weber, M. Salmonella Typhimurium Reverse Mutation Assay with Serenoa repens extract Prostasan. 6th International ESCOP Symposium Bonn, 2001. Poster.
  • Kaszkin M, Degenring FH, Suter A, Loew D, Weber M. Anti-inflammatory activity of three newly developped Harpagophytum procumbens extracts. 6th International ESCOP Symposium Bonn, 2001. Poster.
  • Garcia-Pineres AJ, Suter A, Weber M, Merfort I. Superior efficacy of an Arnica montana fresh plant preparation in inhibiting the transcription factor NF-kB. Phytotherapy Research Conference, Glasgow, 2002. Poster.
  • Dickson S, Gallagher J, McIntyre L, Tan J, Suter A. A new formulation of an Aesculus hipp. Fresh plant extract is safe and efficacious in the treatment of chronic venous insuffiency Widmer stage I-II. 51th Annual Congress of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research, 2003, Kiel, Germany. Poster.
  • Suter A, Bommer S, Schoop R, Klopp R. A new holistic ginkgo fresh plant extract increases the microcirculation in elderly patients. International Congress on Natural Products Research, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Poster.
  • Suter A, Schoop R, Bommer S. Results from a safety trial with a new holistic ginkgo fresh plant extract. International Congress on Natural Products Research, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Poster.
  • Schoop R, Suter A. Effects of Echinaforce on differentiation and activity of antigen-presenting cells in vitro. 54th Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research, Helsikini, 2006. Poster
  • Suter A, Whittaker P, Dickson S, McIntyre L, Tan J. Positive influence of a Harpagophytum procumbens preparation on different rheumatic complaints – results from a clinical trial. 54th Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research, Helsikini, 2006. Poster
  • Hostanska K, Suter A, Melzer J, Saller R. Apoptosis inducing activity of an extract from saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berries towards human cancer cells. 54th Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research, Helsikini, 2006. Poster
  • Suter A, Bommer S. Effects of Saw palmetto extract in vitro on receptors and enzymes which are relevant in incontinence. 54th Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research, Helsikini, 2006. Poster
  • Modarai M, Gertsch J, Suter A, Kortenkamp A, Heinrich M. Echinacea and ist alkamides – as assessemnt of potential CYP-P450 enzyme inhibition? 54th Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research, Helsikini, 2006. Poster
  • Jäger C, Zwingmann J, Humar M, Suter A, Merfort I. Sesquiterpene lactones from Arnica flowers down-regulate IL-1ß stimulated matrix metalloproteinase genes in human and bovine chondrocytes. 55th International and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Graz, September, 2007. Poster
  • Modarai M, Wilson N, Politi M, Suter A, Kortenkamp A, Heinrich M. Evaluating CYP3A4 inhibitory activity of Echinacea extracts using NMR and multivariate data analysis. 55th International and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Graz, September, 2007. Poster
  • Ritchie M, Klein P, Suter A, Schoop R. Adaptive Immunmodulation durch Echinaforce - eine klinische Studie. Phytopharmaka und Phytotherapie, Berlin, 2008, Poster.
  • Dimpfel W, Suter A. Sleep improving effects of a single dose of a valerian/hops extract. Phytopharmaka und Phytotherapie, Berlin, 2008, Poster.
  • Reichling J, Suschke U, Suter A. Antibacterial activities of a herbal preparation to treat sore throats. 7th Joint Meeting of AFERIP, ASP, GA, PSE & SIF, Athens, August 3-8, 2008. Poster.
  • ORAL PRESENTATIONS (SELECTION)

  • Suter A.  Arnica montana – a medicinal plant in the light of today’s science. The 2nd Scottish Phytotherapy Research Conference, Glasgow, March 2003.
  • S. Wagner, R. Schubert, A. Suter, I. Merfort. Skin Penetration Studies of Arnica Preparations and their Sesquiterpene Lactones. 51th Annual Congress of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Kiel, Germany, 2003.
  • Gertsch J, Schoop R, Kuenzle U, Suter A. Alkylamides from Echinacea purpurea potently modulate TNF-alpha gene expression : possible role of cannabinoid receptor CB2, NF-kB, P38, MAPK and JNK pathways. International Congress on Natural Products Research, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004.
  • Suter A. Arnika montana bei rheumatischen Beschwerden. A. Vogel Phytotherapie-Fortbildung, Lindau, August 2004.
  • Suter A. Weissdorn Früchte: Neuste Studie zur klinischen Wirksamkeit. SMGP Kurs 3 Phytotherapie bei Erkrankungen des Herz-/Kreislaufsystems, Januar 2005
  • Suter A. Neue in vitro Untersuchungen mit dem Sägepalmen-Extrakt ProstaMed. A. Vogel Phytotherapie-Fortbildung, Roggwil, August 2005.
  • Suter A. Ein Arnika montana Frischpflanzengel im Vergleich zu synthetischer Standardtherapie bei Fingerpolyarthrose. 20. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Medizinischen Gesellschaft für Phytotherapie. Pflanzliche versus synthetische Arzneimittel, Baden, September 2005.
  • Suter A. Teufelskralle (Harpagophytum), eine wirksame Therapieoption bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen. A. Vogel Phytotherapie-Fortbildung, Roggwil, August 2006.
  • Suter A. Neuregistrierung in der Schweiz: Die Teufelskralle – Erwartungen und Aussichten. SMGP Kurs 8, Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparates und Schmerztherapie, Wädenswil, September 2006
  • Suter A. Pharmazeutische Biologie und Phytopharmaka: Das Beispiel Arnika. Science meets Business Day, Biovalley Life Sciences Week, Freiburg, November 2006.
  • Widrig R, Suter A, Saller R, Melzer J.  Choosing between NSAID and Arnica for topical treatment of osteoarthritis in hands: Does it matter? International Congress on Complementary Research 2007 11. – 13. Mai 2007, München
  • Suter A. Chronisch venöse Insuffizienz: Behandlungsmöglichkeiten mit Phytotherapeutika. 22. Schweizerische Jahrestagung für Phytotherapie, 29. November 2007, Baden
  • Suter A. Planung und Durchführung von klinischen Studien: Erfolge, Probleme und Schwierigkeiten. SMGP Kurs 4, Arzt und Apotheker in der klinischen Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Phytotherapie, Wädenswil, 24. Januar 2008
  • Suter A. Chestnut and other herbs phlebothropics. Krakow international workshop for phlebology,  May 8–9, 2008, Kraków (PL)
  • Suter A. Echinacea - how to build scientific evidence and new data from a clinical trial.l Receptfritt” från Svensk Egenvård, May 14, 2008, Stockholm (S)
  • Suter A., Jäger C., Merfort I. Something to protect the cartilage? Arnica montana shows interesting chondroprotective properties. VI  CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE FITOTERAPIA Y TÉCNICAS AFINES, November 7-9, 2008, Oviedo (E)

 

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