Aptahem receives Notice of Allowance from the US Patent Office for the protection of patent family 2
Aptahem AB (publ) announces today that the company has received information that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance fo the US patent application 16/652,926 entitled A nucleic acid molecule with anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant and organ-protective properties. The application covers the therapeutic protection of the company’s aptamer Apta-1 which is being developed as treatment for disease syndroms caused by inflammation, coagulation and/or organ failure.
This application is part of the patent family 2 with Aptahem’s CSO Dr Luiza Jedlina as the inventor. Aptahem has now received a Notice of Allowance for this application. The company has informed the authority that the fee will be paid to receive the approval and to have an Issue Notification and the official patent number for the approved patent. When the patent will be officially approved it will be valid until 2037.
CEO Mikael Lindstam comments:
”I am very pleased to receive the information about the intention in the USA to approve our second patent family which protects the therapeutic areas for Apta-1. This means a significant increase of the value of Aptahem’s portfolio, not least in our continued partnering discussions. This is a strong confirmation on all the hard work to drive Apta-1 forward to the patients in need, and the whole team sees this information as a reward for all our efforts.”
For further information:
Mikael Lindstam, CEO
Tel: +46 (0)766-33 36 99
This contains such information that Aptahem AB is obliged to make public according to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided through the agency of the above contact person for publication on 30 June 2021.
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Aptahem AB (APTA) is a biotechnology company that develops aptamer-based pharmaceuticals for the treatment of life-threatening conditions in which a combination of coagulation and inflammation are involved. The company’s primary pharmaceutical candidate, Apta-1, is being developed with the aim of preventing the high mortality rate caused by organ and tissue damage in sepsis patients, among others. The company possesses patent protection in strategic target markets and actively seeks business development opportunities with potential collaborators.