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POZEN Receives Patent on PA Products

27-Jun-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5555
CHAPEL HILL, NC - POZEN Inc., a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, announced in a press release that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued to POZEN US Patent 8,206,741 titled ‘Pharmaceutical Compositions for the Coordinated Delivery of NSAIDs’. 

This patent includes claims to pharmaceutical compositions that contain aspirin and a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). POZEN’s PA (PPI/aspirin) combination drug candidates are covered under this patent. The ‘741 patent is the second US patent issued to POZEN for the coordinated delivery of NSAIDs, but the first in which the claims are focused on aspirin-based products. 

POZEN is creating a portfolio of integrated aspirin therapies - the PA product platform. The products in the PA portfolio are intended to significantly reduce GI ulcers and other GI complications compared to taking aspirin alone. 

The first candidates are PA32540, containing 325 mg of aspirin, and PA8140, containing 81 mg of aspirin. Both products are a coordinated-delivery tablet combining immediate-release omeprazole (40 mg), a proton pump inhibitor, layered around pH-sensitive aspirin. This novel, patented product is administered orally once a day and an indication will be sought for use for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients at risk for aspirin-induced ulcers. 

POZEN Inc. is a progressive pharmaceutical company that is transforming how the healthcare industry addresses unmet medical needs.
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