In the footsteps of Albert Szent-Györgyi
The development of Avemar was started by Dr. Máté Hidvégi based on the idea of Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian professor Albert Szent-Györgyi.
Few people know that after the discovery of vitamin C, Szent-Györgyi turned his attention to cancer research, and after his death, Máté Hidvégi continued this research work at the request of Professor Gábor Fodor, an organic chemist living in America, Szent-Györgyi's friend and colleague. The challenge was nothing less than using wheat germ to create a preparation rich in methoxy-substituted benzoquinone molecules, which could be part of anti-tumor therapy. This preparation became Avemar, created in 1998, which is produced in several versions, but still based on Hidvégi's original recipe, in Hungary and distributed worldwide.
Thanks to family and professional ties, Dr. Hidvégi and Dr. Szent-Györgyi were able to meet in person when the Nobel Prize-winning professor visited Hungary for the first time after his emigration to the United States, as a member of the American government delegation returning the Hungarian Holy Crown.