Medgenics, Inc. Granted U.S. Patent for Core Technology Used in Sustained Delivery of Erythropoietin, Aimed at Multi-Billion Dollar Anemia Market
11/21/2012 10:42:20 AM
MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG) (the “Company”), the developer of BiopumpTM a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today announced a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) protecting the use of Medgenics’ EPODURE Biopump technology for delivery of erythropoietin (EPO). Medgenics is developing EPODURE to address the need for safer, sustained treatment of anemia. The USPTO also allowed claims covering a similar method for delivery of clotting Factor VIII, underlying Medgenics’ HEMODURE™ Biopump technology for sustained prophylactic treatment of hemophilia.