Intec Pharma Granted U.S. Patent for Accordion Pill™ Comprising Levodopa for Improved Treatment of Parkinson's Diseases Symptoms
JERUSALEM, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intec Pharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: NTEC), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill™ platform technology, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the Company patent No. 9,655,859 titled, "Accordion Pill Comprising Levodopa for Improved Treatment of Parkinson's Diseases Symptoms." The patent is scheduled to remain in force until November 2031 and belongs to the Company's IN-11 patent family.
"The approval of this new U.S. patent is a key addition that extends and strengthens the Company's global intellectual property portfolio, specifically as it relates to an improved treatment regimen using Intec's Accordion Pill Carbidopa / Levodopa (AP-CD/LD), which is currently in a global Phase III clinical trial in advanced Parkinson's disease patients. The new U.S. patent joins another U.S. patent family that protects the combination of Accordion Pill with certain drugs, including the combination of Carbidopa and Levodopa," noted Giora Carni, Intec Pharma's Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to fortify our patent portfolio around our Accordion Pill technology platform, further protecting and distinguishing it from would-be competitors and firmly establishing Intec Pharma's leading patent position for its proprietary oral drug delivery system."
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes four product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients; Accordion Pill Zaleplon, or AP-ZP, which is being developed for the treatment of insomnia, including sleep induction and the improvement of sleep maintenance; an Accordion Pill that is being developed for the prevention and treatment of gastroduodenal and small bowel Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)-induced ulcers; and AP-CBD/THC, an Accordion Pill with the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is being developed for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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Source: PR Newswire (May 24, 2017 - 8:30 AM EDT)