Photocure announces new Cevira patent in Europe
Oslo, Norway, 5 October 2020: Photocure ASA (OSE:PHO) today announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted patent EP 2983780 covering the commercial Cevira® device in Europe until 2034.
Cevira is a photodynamic drug-device combination product under development for non-surgical treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia. In July 2019, Photocure announced that it had entered into a License Agreement providing Asieris Meditech Co., Ltd (Asieris) with a world-wide license to develop and commercialize Cevira for the treatment of HPV induced cervical precancerous lesions. In July 2020, Asieris received China NMPA’s approval to start a global Phase III clinical trial for APL-1702 (Cevira).
The EP 2983780 patent covering the commercial Cevira device in Europe, will expire 09 April 2034.
Notes to editors
Cevira® is a photodynamic drug-device combination product that is being developed for non-surgical treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia. Cevira® is easily placed on the cervix by the gynecologist and removed by the patient, with no disruption of normal daily activities. Only one or two treatments are needed.
About Cervical dysplasia
High-grade cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) is a precancerous condition caused by a persistent HPV infection, a highly prevalent sexually transmitted disease resulting in approximately 10 million cases with high grade disease and > 500 000 new cases of cervical cancer each year. In China, 1-2% of women have HSIL each year. Currently, surgical excision is the most common treatment option offered to women with cervical high-grade dysplasia. In women of childbearing age in particular there is a high medical need for a non-surgical option which preserves the cervical anatomy and function. No such medical alternative is approved to date.
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