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US Patent Granted for Verona Pharma’s RPL554

Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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Company is currently carrying out clinical trials of the drug, RPL554.

Verona Pharma plc has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent for the Company’s lead drug candidate, RPL554.

The patent is the fourth patent issued for RPL554 and related compounds in the US.

RPL554, Verona Pharma's lead drug candidate, is a dual phosphodiesterase 3 and 4 inhibitor with both bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory properties.

RPL554 is being developed for the treatment of patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

The Company is currently carrying out clinical trials of the drug to further characterize its bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effects.

Dr Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO of Verona Pharma, said: “We are growing the intellectual property portfolio around the RPL554 programme and the issue of this new US Patent strengthens and harmonizes our international patent estate around RPL554 and provides exclusivity in one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical markets. We continue to develop our intellectual property rights as this is a key part of Verona Pharma’s strategy.”

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