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JDP Announces Notice of Allowance for Its 2nd Patent Covering JDP-205

23-Sep-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6444
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA - JDP Therapeutics Inc., a privately held clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company, announced in a press release that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a new patent that covers JDP’s lead product JDP-205, further expanding the intellectual property portfolio for the company's lead asset, which is currently entering Phase II clinical trials.

This is the 2nd Patent Allowance for the company within about two months. This Notice of Allowance is for JDP’s Patent Application Serial Number 12/829,857 titled "Non-sedating Antihistamine Injection Formulations and Methods of Use thereof".

The allowed patent claims a 2nd new method of use of JDP’s lead product JDP-205 for the treatment of acute allergic reactions. This newly allowed patent will protect JDP-205, with its patent coverage term, through year 2030.

"The grant of this 2nd Notice of Allowance is a great milestone for us,” stated Dr. Jie Du, chief executive officer of JDP, "This patent is part of the company’s expanding IP portfolio covering JDP-205 and other related products. The company is currently prosecuting 9 additional pending US and international patent applications to protect the commercial potential of JDP-205 and related products to year 2030 and beyond."

JDP-205 is a proprietary injectable product being developed for the treatment of acute allergic reactions for the hospital market. A market QUANT study surveyed 110 physicians, and revealed that 86% of responding doctors had indicated readiness to use JDP-205 in place of the current therapy when the product is approved by the FDA. A second independent market research study with in-depth clinician interviews confirmed the findings.

Acute allergic reaction is a serious condition, potentially life-threatening, and has been growing at concerning rates with very limited selections of medications for treatment. JDP-205 will offer an alternative and superior treatment to the current therapy for the first time in nearly 60 years.

JDP Therapeutics Inc. is a privately held, clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to treat life threatening diseases with significant unmet medical needs, primarily for use of acute care in the hospital setting.

JDP Therapeutics pursues unfulfilled opportunities in existing molecules from which it develops unique dosage forms, novel formulations, and new indications to achieve full therapeutic and market potential. This approach mitigates risk, shortens the development cycle, leads to a welldefined regulatory pathway, and fully characterizes clinical needs for each product opportunity.
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