Theralase Researcher Granted Second US Patent for Novel Anti-Cancer Drugs
Toronto, Ontario – June 26, 2017
Theralase Technologies Inc. (“Theralase®” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TLT) (OTCQX: TLTFF), a leading biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of medical devices to eliminate pain and the development of Photo Dynamic Compounds (“PDCs”) to destroy cancer is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has issued a second patent on its lead anti-cancer compound technology licensed by Theralase from Dr. Sherri McFarland.
The USPTO granted U.S. Patent Number 9,676,806 B2 entitled, “Metal-Based Thiophene Photodynamic Compounds and Their Use”, which issued on June 13, 2017, as a continuation of U.S. Patent No. 9,345,769.
The patent deals with the composition of tunable metal-based thiophene PDCs used as therapeutic agents and as in-vivo diagnostic agents for treating or preventing diseases that involve hyperproliferating cell etiology, including: cancer and diseases associated with hyperproliferating cells. The compositions are also useful for treating infectious diseases and for pathogen disinfection.
Roger Dumoulin-White, President and CEO of Theralase stated that, “Theralase continues to build its patent portfolio for its anti-cancer division, providing protection from competition as the Company advances towards commercialization of this technology through the clinical study process. The Company is actively involved in the second phase of a Phase Ib clinical trial for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (“NMIBC”) focused on enrolling and treating the next six patients at the therapeutic dose of its lead PDC, TLD-1433 (0.70 mg/cm2).”
About Theralase Technologies Inc.
Theralase Technologies Inc. (“Theralase®” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TLT) (OTCQX: TLTFF) in its Therapeutic Laser Technology (“TLT”) Division designs, manufactures, markets and distributes patented super-pulsed laser technology indicated for the treatment of chronic knee pain, and in off-label use, the elimination of pain, reduction of inflammation and dramatic acceleration of tissue healing for numerous nerve, muscle and joint conditions. Theralase’s Photo Dynamic Therapy (“PDT”) Division researches and develops specially designed molecules called Photo Dynamic Compounds (“PDCs”), which localize to cancer cells and then when laser light activated, effectively destroy them.
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