US Divisional Patent to be granted
Previously, a US patent directed to a method of treating post exercise muscle soreness or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by transmucosal administration of a tocotrienol was granted in June 2020. The present divisional patent application extends this coverage to pharmaceutical compositions containing delta tocotrienol which have been formulated for transmucosal delivery. This composition can be used for the treatment or prevention of additional indications such as fibrosis and cancer. Once granted, the patent formally entitled 'Transmucosal Delivery of Tocotrienol' will provide commercial rights in the US until 13 November 2032.
VTL's CEO and Managing Director, Dr Glenn Tong said "The US is one of the highest priority markets for both our drug development program and our nutraceuticals business and we are very pleased with this strengthening of our intellectual property rights coverage internationally."
VTL has corresponding patents granted in the US, Canada, Japan, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.
About VGI Health Technology Limited
VGI Health Technology Limited (NSX:VTL) is an Australian public listed biotechnology company developing and commercialising novel dietary supplements and prescription medicines based on natural products (tocotrienols) which have wide therapeutic potential, including: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, muscle recovery, exercise endurance, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH), pancreatic cancer, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and diabetes. VTL owns and controls patent and other intellectual property rights for novel approaches to non-invasively delivering tocotrienols directly to the target tissues. The Company has a product development program for evidence-based nutraceuticals and a clinical development program for prescription medicines.
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