Immuron Announces it has Received a European Patent Grant for NASH treatment

Immuron Limited (ASX:IMC) (NASDAQ:IMRN) is an Australian microbiome biopharmaceutical Company focused on developing and commercializing orally delivered targeted polyclonal antibodies for the treatment of inflammatory mediated and infectious diseases. The Company is pleased to announce that the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to Grant a patent for the use of a composition for the treatment of Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This patent (EPO Grant No. 2424890) is entitled “Anti-LPS enriched immunoglobulin preparations for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of a pathologic disorder”). This patent is due to Expire in April 2030, with potential for supplementary protection and extension of this monopoly.

The patent comprises a total of 5 claims and is principally directed to a composition for use in the treatment of NASH with the composition comprising an enriched immunoglobulin preparation derived from colostrum and as developed by Immuron.

“The claims of this new European patent are particularly broad and represent the primary Intellectual Property rights sought by the company in this important and commercially large jurisdiction,” said Jerry Kanellos, Interim CEO of Immuron Ltd. He further commented: “The completion of this case is the latest in a series of Granted patents in other countries.”

The Granted EPO case compliments the Grant of related patents in Australia, Russia, Japan, Israel and South Korea.

ABOUT IMMURON:

Immuron Limited (ASX:IMC) (NASDAQ:IMRN), is an Australian microbiome biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing orally delivered targeted polyclonal antibodies for the treatment of inflammatory mediated and infectious diseases.. Immuron has a unique and safe technology platform that enables a shorter development therapeutic cycle. The Company currently markets and sells Travelan® for the prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhea and its lead clinical candidate, IMM-124E, is in Phase II clinical trials for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (SAH) and Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  Immuron’s second clinical stage asset, IMM-529, is targeting Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI). These products together with the Company’s other preclinical immunotherapy pipeline products targeting immune-related diseases currently under development, will meet a large unmet need in the global immunotherapy market.

For more information visit: http://www.immuron.com

Source : https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/07/24/1541059/0/en/Immuron-Announces-it-has-Received-a-European-Patent-Grant-for-NASH-treatment.html

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