Artemis Therapeutics Announces Issuance Of European Patent For Artemisone For The Treatment Of Viral Infections
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Artemis Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ATMS), (“Artemis” or the “Company”), a pharmaceutical company developing new therapies to treat life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced the recent issuance by the European Patent Office (EPO) of European Patent No. 2839803 entitled “Methods and Compositions for Treating Viral Infections” covering the Company’s lead product candidate, Artemisone, currently in development for the treatment of malaria and cytomegalovirus (CMV). The European patent will provide intellectual property protection for the Artemisone program in key markets and is expected to expire no earlier than 2033.
“The issuance of this European patent is a significant component of our worldwide intellectual property strategy and augments our existing intellectual property assets such as U.S. patent 9,616,067, ‘Methods and Compositions for Treating Viral Infections’, which was allowed in April of this year,” stated Brian M. Culley, Chief Executive Officer of Artemis. “We believe Artemisone has potential across a broad range of human diseases and the issuance of this patent will provide protection as well as strengthen the commercial opportunities for the development of the program beyond malaria and CMV and into additional viral infectious diseases. We look forward to providing information about those additional indications for Artemisone in the coming months.”
About Artemis Therapeutics
Artemis Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of severe and life-threatening infectious diseases. The Company’s lead product candidate, Artemisone, is a unique, synthetic artemisinin derivative with potent anti-viral and anti-parasitic properties. The Company currently is evaluating Artemisone for the treatment of p. falciparum malaria and human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections, including stem cell transplant CMV and congenital CMV. Artemis also plans to evaluate Artemisone for the treatment of additional viral and parasitic diseases. More information is available on the Company’s website: www.artemis-therapeutics.com and Twitter: @ArtemisThera.
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