KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PVCT, www.provectusbio.com), a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company ("Provectus" or "The Company"), today announced that it has received a U.S. patent covering additional aspects of its process for synthesizing halogenated xanthenes, the family of compound to which rose bengal belongs. The patent covers use of certain halogenated xanthenes in pharmaceutical compositions and as medicaments.
Eric Wachter, CTO of Provectus, noted, "U.S. Patent No. 9,422,260 covers claims that we announced in mid-July had been allowed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It covers subject matter included in the original, 'parent' case that led to issuance of U.S. Patent 8,530,675 in September 2013, covering our novel process for synthesizing rose bengal and related analogs. This 'daughter' patent extends protection to use of a wide range of those analogs in or as therapeutic products, and provides complementary protection to that afforded by the parent patent."
Wachter added, "The daughter patent provides a significant potential commercial lifetime for these analogs. Along with U.S. Patent No. 9,273,022, issued earlier this year and also derived from the original parent case, the new patent expands our ability to control the supply chain for rose bengal and related analogs for use in PV-10, PH-10 and possible successor products."
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Provectus Biopharmaceuticals is investigating new therapies for the treatment of skin cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer. Provectus' investigational oncology drug, PV-10, is an ablative immunotherapy under investigation in solid tumor cancers. The Company has received orphan drug designations from the FDA for its melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma indications. PH-10, its topical investigational drug for dermatology, is undergoing clinical testing for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Provectus has completed Phase 2 trials of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of PH-10 as a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Information about these and the Company's other clinical trials can be found at the NIH registry, www.clinicaltrials.gov. For additional information about Provectus, please visit the Company's website at www.provectusbio.com or contact Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.
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