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Viralytics expands virus-based cancer treatment patent coverage in the United States

Viralytics expands virus-based cancer treatment patent coverage in the United States

Viralytics Limited (ASX:VLA) has expanded its cancer treatment patent portfolio after a notice of allowance of an additional patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The use of Viralytics' lead product CAVATAK™ is already protected with a portfolio of patents across major world markets, for a number of Group A Coxsackie viruses, which are specific forms of the common cold virus.

This core portfolio covers the use of selected Coxsackie A viruses.

The additional patent in the US broadens patent protection across all Coxsackie A viruses and the wider Group C human enteroviruses that attach to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in the process of targeting and destroying cancer cells.

CAVATAK™ is injected directly into cancer tumours, and acts to kill both local and metastatic cancer cells by direct cytolysis and a possible immune response.
 
A notice of allowance indicates the intention to grant a patent after an administrative process is completed.

The United States is the world’s largest pharmaceutical market and broadening patent protection in this market is valuable to Viralytics.



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