LUND, Sweden , Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) today announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance informing the Company that a patent application relating to the Company’s lead program BI-1206 has been allowed. The patent is expected to be granted once BioInvent has responded to the notice.
The patent covers treatment of B cell lymphoma or chronic lymphatic leukemia using the Company’s drug candidate BI-1206, or one of several other anti-FcγRIIB antibodies, in combination with an anti-CD20 antibody, such as rituximab. The patent, once issued, broadens the geographical scope of protection for BI-1206 by adding to patents previously granted in Europe, Japan, Australia and South Korea. Similar patent applications are pending in further countries.
BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) is focused on the discovery and development of novel and first-in-class immuno-modulatory antibodies to treat cancer. The Company’s lead program BI-1206, is currently in Phase l/ll for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphatic leukemia. BioInvent’s pre-clinical portfolio is focused on targeting key immune suppressive cells and pathways of the tumor microenvironment, including regulatory T cells, tumor-associated myeloid cells and mechanisms of antibody drug-resistance. The Company has a strategic research collaboration with Pfizer Inc., and partnerships with Transgene, Bayer Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma. BioInvent generates near term revenues from its fully integrated manufacturing unit producing antibodies for third parties for research through to late-stage clinical trials. More information is available at www.bioinvent.com.
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