We want to make medical vitamins broadly available to those who really need them. We also want to make it easy for patients to take their vitamins every day.
DEKAsvitamins.com develops DEKAs all-in-one vitamins. DEKAs all-in-one vitamins are based on a clinically tested delivery technology that enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. DEKAs all-in-one fat-soluble vitamins have been specifically developed for patients that have difficulties absorbing fat-soluble vitamins, such as patients with Cystic Fibrosis, Cholestatic Liver Disease or after Bariatric Surgery. DEKAs is made in the USA by Callion Pharma. DEKAs vitamins are widely available in the Americas and Europe.
In Europe DEKAs is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and must be taken under medical supervision.
The Team at DEKAsvitamins.com
As many good things, DEKAsvitamins.com is a team effort. The team at DEKAsvitamins.com includes experienced professionals who have served the cystic fibrosis community for many years.
Roberto Jongejan, MD, PhD
Roberto Jongejan studied Medicine in Amsterdam (Netherlands), and received his PhD in Pulmonary Pharmacology from the Departments of Pediatric Pulmonology and Pharmacology in Rotterdam (Netherlands). He devoted his career to innovative pharmaceutical healthcare approaches and drug reinvention. He has worked in Cystic Fibrosis medicine for the last 13 years and was surprised that AquADEKs was no longer available in Europe.
“Good nutrition matters in patients with malabsorption of vitamins. The treatment guidelines are clear on that. Also the treatment burden in Cystic Fibrosis or Cholestatic Liver Disease is high. And compliance in patients after Bariatric Surgery is an everyday challenge. So making it easier for patients to take their daily vitamins matters a lot.”
Simon Deck studied in Edinburgh followed by an early career in the food manufacturing and agricultural industries. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical sector, in excess of 30 years, in sales, marketing and management roles. Since 2001 he has been active in the areas of Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis. Latterly involved in the Foods for Special Medical Purposes sector he questions the limited availability of clinically referenced vitamins and the accepted practise of taking multiple individual vitamins & mineral preparations. There is a clear unmet need to reduce and simplify daily intakes to improve treatment adherence which will improve health status.
“I find the complex nature of the dietetic management of Cystic Fibrosis, post-Bariatric care and Cholestatic Liver Disease fascinating. The importance of compliance and an appropriate vitamin & mineral regimen cannot be overstated. The guideline-compliant, clinically proven, all-in-one multivitamins od DEKAs are of key relevance in achieving improved nutritional outcomes leading to an improved health status.”
Dirk Krause, MD, PharmD
Dirk Krause studied medicine in Berlin and pharmacy in Mainz (Germany). He worked Clinical Oncology and has an inherent drive to provide support to patients in need. In his almost 10 years working in the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community in Germany and Austria he remained surprised how much work is left to inform payers about the importance of vitamin supply to CF patients when this is public knowledge in the medical community.
“With its specifically designed micelle technology DEKAs vitamins offers a significant advantage in ensuring the benefits of a guideline compliant vitamin status for patients with malabsorption of vitamins. Something to support wholeheartedly!”
Our partner Callion Pharma
The Callion Pharma team is highly experienced in the formulation of vitamin preparations for diseases of malabsorption such as cystic fibrosis, cholestatic liver disease and bariatric surgery. It includes the principals of Yasoo Health that developed AquADEKs.
Konstantinos (Gus) Papas MD, MPH
Dr. Papas is the president of Callion Pharma. He is a board certified internal medicine physician with an interest in fat-soluble vitamin malabsorption. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and completed his internal medicine residency at Stanford. As the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Yasoo Health, he developed nutritional products to overcome vitamin deficiency. He designed, executed and supervised clinical studies that validated the clinical efficacy of these products resulting in published [manuscripts]. He has presented his findings at North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and multiple cystic fibrosis clinics.
Quality and regulatory efforts are integral to the partnership between Callion Pharma and DEKAsvitamins All products are produced at highly reputable manufacturing facilities in the United States under standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Final release of the DEKAs products, including review of manufacturing and release testing, is conducted by Callion Pharma. Callion Pharma and DEKAsvitamins are also securing the necessary registrations of the DEKAs products in many countries. This requires a significant amount of commitment and investment, but will make these important products available to many more patients worldwide. And this is exactly what we want!