GenSpera Receives Patent on Second Anti-Cancer Drug, G-115
News Feb 04, 2010
GenSpera, Inc. has announced that its patent application, entitled “Tumor Activated Prodrugs,” has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as US Patent 7,635,682. The patent covers the composition and potential uses of G-115, GenSpera’s second anti-cancer drug in development.
“We are also pleased that the term of this patent will extend into the year 2026, which is a very important feature when we enter discussions with future development partners.”
“The issuance of this patent further strengthens our intellectual property position for G-115 and its use in prostate cancer and other prostate pathologies including enlarged prostate,” commented Dr. Craig Dionne, Ph.D., GenSpera CEO and President. “We are also pleased that the term of this patent will extend into the year 2026, which is a very important feature when we enter discussions with future development partners.”
G-115 is a pro-drug that is selectively activated within prostate tumors by an enzyme, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), which is active only within prostate tissue and prostate cancer tumors.
In preclinical testing, G-115 was shown to inhibit the growth of tumors in animal models of human prostate cancer. GenSpera, Inc. owns and controls all rights to G-115 and anticipates a strategic partnership to maximize the value of the drug as it progresses through future clinical trials.