EastGate Biotech Patent Portfolio Update:
SALT LAKE CITY and TORONTO, February 3, 2015 (PRNewswire/-) EastGate Biotech Corp. (OTCBB: ETBI), an emerging pharmaceutical company exploring drug delivery innovations for the development of novel formulations and alternative dosage forms of existing biologically active molecules provides update on its patent portfolio for its sub-micron self-nanoemulsifying platform technology.
The company recently expanded its new pharmaceutical product development to include large molecules as active compounds that will address indications in diabetes, obesity and the overall metabolic syndrome. In order to protect our innovation and know-how the company had filed these initial provisional patents:
US 61/947,678 Title: Pharmaceutical Composition for Transmucosal Delivery
US 61/947,698 Title: Treatment of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
These two provisional patents relate specifically to the company’s intraoral insulin formulation. The company has outlined its sub-micron self-nanoemulsifying platform technology to develop alternative dosage forms for delivery of known biologically active molecules. These technological approaches have demonstrated robustness and resulted in diversification of drug delivery products. As a result, the company was able to develop an intraoral insulin tablet that is delivered to the mouth for intraoral insulin absorption (not GI-tract delivery).
The company will continue to prepare additional patent application filings in order to bolster the intellectual property and know-how of the intraoral insulin tablet and its other dosage forms.
The company already has patents for its intraoral Lorazepam Spray for acute seizures:
PCT/C2014/000126 Title: Pharmaceutical Composition for Transmucosal Administration of Benzodiazepines
PCT/CA2014/000127 Title: Pharmaceutical Composition For Enhanced Transmucosal Administration of Benzodiazepines
The company plans on expanding the patent portfolio for this indication as the clinical and scale-up manufacturing development continues.
“We are pleased with the expansiveness of our patent portfolio for our pharmaceutical products”, says Anna Gluskin, CEO of EastGate Biotech Corp. “The company’s intent is to commercially-realize our unique sub-micron self-nanoemusifying delivery system and the breadth of the Intellectual Property will open the doors to licensing partners interested in innovative drugs in the highly diverse marketplace”, continues Gluskin.
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