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Generex Awarded Two New Patents for Its Proprietary Buccal Drug Delivery System
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
New Patents Also Cover Method of Preparation as Well as Method of Administration
Worcester, MA -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: GNBT) (www.generex.com), the leader in drug delivery for metabolic diseases through the inner lining of the mouth, today announced that it has been awarded two new patents in Japan and Ukraine.
The Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office granted the Company a patent titled "Mixed Micellar Pharmaceutical Delivery System and Method of Preparation." Patent number 449282 is registered in the Japan Patent Office.
The Ukranian State Register of patents and inventions granted the Company patent number 90346 titled "Orally absorbed pharmaceutical formulation and method of administration."
These new patents increase the number of issued patents related to the Company's buccal drug delivery platform technologies to 160. A total of 103 patent applications are pending.
"Each new patent issuance establishes the inventiveness of the Company's buccal drug delivery platform technologies," stated Rose C. Perri, the Company's Chief Operating Officer. "We are pleased that we continue to receive patents from key markets within which our delivery system can be commercialized with a pipeline of viable applications that will open up other marketplaces for the Company."
About Generex Biotechnology Corporation
Generex is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of drug delivery systems and technologies. Generex has developed a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of drugs into the human body through the oral cavity (with no deposit in the lungs). The Company's proprietary liquid formulations allow drugs typically administered by injection to be absorbed into the body by the lining of the inner mouth using the Company's proprietary RapidMist™ device. The Company's flagship product, oral insulin (Generex Oral-lyn™), which has been launched in India, Lebanon, Algeria, and Ecuador for the treatment of subjects with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, is in Phase III clinical trials at several sites around the world. Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Generex. The core platform technologies of Antigen Express comprise immunotherapeutics for the treatment of malignant, infectious, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. For more information, visit the Generex website at www.generex.com or the Antigen Express website at www.antigenexpress.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release and oral statements made from time to time by Generex representatives in respect of the same subject matter may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by introductory words such as "expects," "plans," "intends," "believes," "will," "estimates," "forecasts," "projects," or words of similar meaning, and by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements frequently are used in discussing potential product applications, potential collaborations, product development activities, clinical studies, regulatory submissions and approvals, and similar operating matters. Many factors may cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements, including inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of risks and uncertainties, some of which are known and others of which are not. Known risks and uncertainties include those identified from time to time in the reports filed by Generex with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which should be considered together with any forward-looking statement. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results or events, and one should avoid placing undue reliance on such statements. Generex undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Generex cannot be sure when or if it will be permitted by regulatory agencies to undertake additional clinical trials or to commence any particular phase of clinical trials. Because of this, statements regarding the expected timing of clinical trials cannot be regarded as actual predictions of when Generex will obtain regulatory approval for any "phase" of clinical trials. Generex claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements that is contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.
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