ADMA Biologics Granted U.S. Patent for Treating Respiratory Infections
RAMSEY, N.J. and BOCA RATON, Fla., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADMA Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMA) (“ADMA” or the “Company”) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued to the Company U.S. Patent No. 9,969,793 covering methods of treating respiratory infections. The newly issued patent encompasses methods of treating upper and lower respiratory infections, including those caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (“RSV”), other viruses, as well as bacteria utilizing ADMA’s investigational drug RI-002 that contains elevated, neutralizing antibody titers to RSV as well as elevated antibody titers to other respiratory pathogens, such as influenza virus, coronavirus, parainfluenza virus, and metapneumovirus. The term of the issued patent extends to January 2035.
“The addition of this patent to ADMA’s immunoglobulin portfolio provides unique coverage for the therapeutic treatment of respiratory infections using our investigational drug RI-002,” stated Adam Grossman, President and CEO of ADMA.
“This patent is the first of its kind for use of a polyclonal immunoglobulin preparation for treatment of respiratory infection and, in conjunction with three previously issued patents to ADMA, further protects our proprietary immune globulin technology for the prevention and treatment of infection. ADMA will continue to pursue additional U.S. and international patents.”
Mr. Grossman continued, “ADMA remains committed to providing new avenues for treating patients at risk for or suffering from infection, including respiratory infections, while concurrently meeting or exceeding the high regulatory standards set by the United States Food and Drug Administration for immune globulin products. While the patent encompasses the therapeutic treatment of respiratory infection in any type of patient, the immune compromised and immunodeficient patient populations remain a top priority for our Company and the medical community at large.”
About ADMA Biologics, Inc. (ADMA) ADMA is a vertically integrated commercial biopharmaceutical company that manufactures, markets and develops specialty plasma-based biologics for the treatment of Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (“PIDD”) and the prevention and treatment of certain infectious diseases. ADMA’s mission is to develop and commercialize plasma-derived, human immune globulins targeted to niche patient populations for the treatment and prevention of certain infectious diseases. The target patient populations include immune-compromised individuals who suffer from an underlying immune deficiency disease, or who may be immune-compromised for other medical reasons. ADMA has received U.S. Patents 9,107,906, 9,714,283, 9,815,886 and 9,969,793 related to certain aspects of its lead product candidate, RI-002. For more information, please visit www.admabiologics.com.
About RI-002 ADMA’s lead product candidate, RI-002, is a specialty plasma-derived, polyclonal, intravenous immune globulin (“IGIV”) derived from human plasma containing naturally occurring polyclonal antibodies (e.g., Streptococcus pneumoniae, H. influenza type B, cytomegalovirus, measles, tetanus, etc.) as well as plasma from donors tested to have high levels of neutralizing antibodies to RSV. ADMA is pursuing an indication for the use of this specialty IGIV product for treatment of patients diagnosed with PIDD. Polyclonal antibodies are the primary active component of IGIV products. Polyclonal antibodies are proteins that are used by the body’s immune system to neutralize microbes, such as bacteria and viruses. Data review indicates that the polyclonal antibodies present in RI-002 support its ability to prevent infections in immune-compromised patients.
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