CytRx Corporation Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent Application for Tamibarotene Capsule

Published: Jul 09, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance for a patent application with claims covering a pharmaceutical composition of tamibarotene in capsule form. Tamibarotene is an orally available, rationally designed, synthetic retinoid compound that was designed to be more potent than the chemotherapeutic agent all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), while avoiding several of ATRA’s toxic side effects by selectively binding to specific molecular receptors. The U.S. patent issuing from this application on the tamibarotene capsule formulation will have a term that expires in 2028.

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