Citius Pharmaceuticals Announces US Patent Office Publication Of Enhanced Stability Patent Application Covering Mino-Lok™
US Patent Office Has Published Patent Application for Enhanced Stability Of Antimicrobial Solutions for Locking Central Venous Catheters (CVCs)
CRANFORD, N.J., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Citius") (OTC BB: CTXRD), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on adjunctive cancer care and critical care drug products, announced today it has received notification from MD Anderson Cancer Center that US Patent Application (US 2017/0151373 A1) has been published by the US Patent Office, date of publication June 1, 2017: the application was originally filed on November 4, 2016.
The patent invention overcomes limitations in mixing antimicrobial solutions in which components may precipitate because of physical and/or chemical factors, thus limiting the stability of the post-mix solutions. Citius holds the exclusive worldwide license which provides access to this patented technology for development and commercialization of Mino-Lok.
"The stability of the Mino-Lok solution post mixing was limited to a time period of about 24 hours prior to use," said Mr. Myron Holubiak, President and CEO of Citius Pharmaceuticals. "We recognized that it would be beneficial for product acceptance and utility if improvement in the post-mix stability could be achieved; this would enable standard pharmacy process to be employed in the delivery of Mino-Lok to the patient, and would allow for several days storage of ready-to-use Mino-Lok. Aside from also offering greater intellectual property protection if the patent is granted, the post-mix stability of Mino-Lok is important to the potential world market for the product. Citius is committed to developing Mino-Lok as a cost saving therapy in all countries, as we believe Mino-Lok should find receptive markets worldwide."
Citius is currently recruiting sites for phase 3 trials of Mino-Lok in the United States. There are currently no approved therapies to salvage infected CVCs.
Mino-LokTM is under investigation and not approved for commercial use.
About Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Citius is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products, with a focus on anti-infectives, cancer care and unique prescription products that use innovative, patented or proprietary formulations of previously-approved active pharmaceutical ingredients. We seek to achieve leading market positions by providing therapeutic products that address unmet medical needs; by using previously approved drugs with substantial safety and efficacy data, we seek to reduce the risks associated with pharmaceutical product development and regulatory requirements. Citius develops products that have intellectual property protection and competitive advantages to existing therapeutic approaches. For more information, please visit www.citiuspharma.com.
About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected facilities for cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's most recent "Best Hospital's" survey. The center has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first for 11 of the past 14 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).
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Vice President, Corporate Development
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Released June 20, 2017