Neuralstem Announces Issuance of Two U.S. Patents
GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUR), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases, today announced that it has been awarded two additional patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These patents broadly protect methods for using neural stem cells to treat neurodegenerative disorders, a key component of the Company’s platform.
The first new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,744,194, covers methods of treating neurodegenerative disorders through transplantation of neural stem cells. The second new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,750,769, covers neural stem cells engineered to express IGF-1, a neurotrophic molecule with broad therapeutic potential in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.
"We have great confidence in the strength of our intellectual property, and these new patents provide additional protection for our platform,” said Rich Daly, Chairman and CEO, Neuralstem. "Neuralstem now owns or licenses over 20 U.S. and 120 foreign issued and pending patents, and we continue to pursue more in the field of regenerative medicine related to our stem cell technologies and our neurogenic small molecule program.”
Neuralstem is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases of high unmet medical need. NSI-189 is a small molecule in clinical development for major depressive disorder (MDD) and in preclinical development for Angelman syndrome, irradiation-induced cognitive impairment, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
NSI-566 is a stem cell therapy being tested for treatment of paralysis in stroke, chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Neuralstem’s diversified portfolio of product candidates is based on its proprietary neural stem cell technology.
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Released September 7, 2017