News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

GenSpera Receives Patent on Second Prostate-Targeting Oncology Drug



3/17/2011 8:27:38 AM

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenSpera, Inc. (OTC.BB: GNSZ) announced that its patent application, entitled “Activation of Peptide Prodrugs by HK2,” has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as US Patent 7,906,477. The patent covers the composition of Ac-GKAFRR-L12ADT, a prodrug that is cleaved specifically by HK2, an enzyme secreted by prostate cancer cells, to deliver a potent thapsigargin derivative selectively to prostate cancers. Thapsigargin is the active ingredient in the GenSpera prodrug platform. Ac-GKAFRR-L12ADT is GenSpera’s second drug that specifically targets prostate cancer.

Read at BioSpace.com


comments powered by Disqus
GenSpera
 
 

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES