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Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Issuance of US Patents for Enzyme Use in Celiac Disease



5/18/2011 9:45:42 AM

SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued four key patents: 7,943,312; 7,928,056; 7,923,532; and 7,910,541, protecting various aspects of Alvineā€™s core technology. These patents cover gluten degradation with gluten-specific proteases, methods for identifying proteases useful in degrading gluten and reagents for diagnosing celiac disease. Alvine has an exclusive worldwide license to these patents from Stanford University.

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