Medgenics, Inc. Key Patent Claims Allowed in Japan Protecting Core Technology to be Used in Hepatitis Treatment  
12/6/2012 11:01:48 AM

MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG) (the “Company”), the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Japanese Patent and Trademark Office for key claims protecting the use of Medgenics’ INFRADURE Biopump™ technology for the delivery of interferon alpha (IFNa). Medgenics is developing INFRADURE™ as a new approach to provide sustained and patient compliant interferon therapy to address unmet needs in the treatment of hepatitis B, C, and D.