MONTREAL--(Marketwire - January 15, 2013) - Advanomics Corporation, the parent company of Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCQB: SBFM), is pleased to announce that it has just filed in the United States a new patent application covering various manufacturing methodology and molecular aspects of Adva-27a. Advanomics intends to expand this new Adva-27a protection worldwide by filing appropriate international patent applications within the prescribed time limits from this initial filing. Advanomics has recently completed acquisition of the original Adva-27a worldwide patents filed in April 2007 from Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, a government research lab in France. If granted, this new patent filing will extend Adva-27a exclusivity by nearly six years, from April 2027 to January 2033.
Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma's lead anticancer compound, a small molecule that has recently been shown to be effective at killing multidrug resistant breast cancer cells as well as other aggressive cancer cells in vitro (Published in ANTICANCER RESEARCH, Volume 32, Pages 4423-4432, October 2012). Adva-27a is currently in the IND-Enabling stage of development. The original US patent covering Adva-27a was issued on August 7, 2012 under US patent number 8,236,935.
"Having an upgraded patent position is extremely important in the drug business," said Dr. Steve N. Slilaty, Sunshine Biopharma's CEO. "Coverage of the new molecular aspects of Adva-27a and the approximately six additional years of protection factor significantly into the Company's financial equations," he added.
About Sunshine Biopharma Inc.
Sunshine Biopharma is an early stage pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer. Sunshine Biopharma recently announced that it has initiated IND-Enabling studies for its lead antitumor compound, Adva-27a which it has licensed on an exclusive basis for the US territory from Advanomics Corporation.
About Advanomics Corporation
Advanomics Corporation is a privately held Canadian company focused on the research and development of treatments for cancer and other human diseases. Advanomics is conducting research and development in the area of Carbon-Difluoride Chemistry to generate novel anticancer compounds and in the area of RNA Technology for deciphering genomic information and rapid identification of disease related molecular targets for therapeutic intervention.
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