ADMA Biologics Provides Update on Global Intellectual Property Portfolio
Extends Existing U.S. Patent with Granted European Patent for Treatment and Prevention of S. Pneumococcal Infections with a Hyperimmune Globulin
Reinforces Existing and Pending IP that Provides for ‘Spiking’ IG Pools with Monoclonal Antibodies to Create Novel Hyperimmune Globulins
RAMSEY, N.J. and BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADMA Biologics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMA) (“ADMA” or the “Company”), an end-to-end commercial biopharmaceutical company dedicated to manufacturing, marketing and developing specialty plasma-derived biologics, today announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued European Patent No. 3375789, to the Company. This patent relates to the treatment and prevention of S. pneumonia infections, and in particular, to standardized hyperimmune globulins containing elevated antibody titers for a plurality of S. pneumoniae serotypes. This EPO granted patent complements ADMA’s existing U.S. Pat. Nos. 10,259,865 and 11,084,870.
“This European patent, which augments ADMA’s existing U.S. patent estate, highlights the Company’s emerging position as a thought leader in the development and commercialization of hyperimmune globulins which, we believe, will attract additional collaborators interested in pursuing these areas of significant unmet medical need,” stated Adam Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADMA. “The EPO’s issuance of the S. pneumonia patent, together with our previously granted U.S. patents, provides protection for the potential development of a S. pneumonia hyperimmune globulin. Despite widespread availability of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved vaccines, all-cause pneumonia is among the leading causes globally of vaccine preventable illness and deaths, particularly among vulnerable patient populations, including the immune compromised and the elderly. It is in this patient population that we believe a pneumococcal hyperimmune globulin will find significant medical utility and prove to be a favorable end-market if successfully developed.”
Mr. Grossman continued: “ADMA continues to aggressively pursue its proprietary, therapeutic technologies and associated intellectual property (IP). In addition to its marketed and pipeline hyperimmune respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) immune globulin (IG) and hyperimmune S. pneumonia IG products, today’s announcement underscores ADMA’s capabilities to develop, commercialize and protect its tailored IG pools technology, containing for example, one or more antibodies that are added or ‘spiked’ into an IG pool. We believe this novel, exciting therapeutic approach has the potential to significantly accelerate and expand the development of hyperimmune globulins into a variety of infectious disease categories and therapeutic indications. The Company will continue to explore these and other hyperimmune development opportunities, and we are confident ADMA’s unique IP estate will provide significant value and IP breadth to a strategic partner possessing its own commercial product IP.”
Regarding the ’spiking’ of monoclonal antibodies into IG, this approach was recently referenced during the FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting on November 4, 2021. Specifically, panelists discussed escape mutants for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and how current vaccines and antiviral medications may not cover these emerging strains. FDA discussions evolved into the possibility of using IG with monoclonal antibodies to combat and protect from emerging mutant strains, the very same platform ADMA has positioned itself over the past several years to develop, commercialize and protect.
About ADMA Biologics, Inc. (ADMA)
ADMA is an end-to-end American commercial biopharmaceutical company dedicated to manufacturing, marketing and developing specialty plasma-derived biologics for the treatment of immunodeficient patients at risk for infection and others at risk for certain infectious diseases. ADMA currently manufactures and markets three FDA-approved plasma-derived biologics for the treatment of immune deficiencies and the prevention of certain infectious diseases: BIVIGAM® (immune globulin intravenous, human) for the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI); ASCENIV™ (immune globulin intravenous, human – slra 10% liquid) for the treatment of PI; and NABI-HB® (hepatitis B immune globulin, human) to provide enhanced immunity against the Hepatitis B virus. ADMA manufactures its immune globulin products at its FDA-licensed plasma fractionation and purification facility located in Boca Raton, Florida. Through its ADMA BioCenters subsidiary, ADMA also operates as an FDA-approved source plasma collector in the U.S., which provides a portion of its blood plasma for the manufacture of its products. ADMA’s mission is to manufacture, market and develop specialty plasma-derived, human immune globulins targeted to niche patient populations for the treatment and prevention of certain infectious diseases and management of immune compromised patient populations who suffer from an underlying immune deficiency, or who may be immune compromised for other medical reasons. ADMA has received U.S. Patents 9,107,906, 9,714,283, 9,815,886, 9,969,793 and 10,259,865 and European Patent No. 3375789 related to certain aspects of its products and product candidates. For more information, please visit www.admabiologics.com.
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