PETACH TIKVA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE:CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address liver diseases, inflammatory diseases and sexual dysfunction, today announced that the Australian and Chinese patent offices have granted the Company a patent for the utilization of A3 adenosine receptor ligands in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, in a patent (Australian, No. 2013301125ZL, Chinese No. 2013800472970) titled, "A3 adenosine receptor ligands for use in treatment of a sexual dysfunction."
The Company has been investigating compounds that target the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) and the Company’s CF602 drug candidate previously demonstrated a robust positive effect in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in preclinical studies. Can-Fite has been granted a similar patent in the U.S. for both the method for treating erectile dysfunction with different A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) ligands and a composition of matter for allosteric compounds.
“With this strong intellectual property around the erectile dysfunction indication, we are actively looking for a partner that will help us with the clinical development and marketing approval for this important indication. We believe that this approach in treating erectile dysfunction has the potential to supply the patients with an efficacious and safe drug,” stated Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman
Grand View Research Inc. estimates that the value of the erectile dysfunction therapeutic market will reach approximately $3.2 billion by 2022.
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CFBI) is an advanced clinical stage drug development Company with a platform technology that is designed to address multi-billion dollar markets in the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease and sexual dysfunction. The Company's lead drug candidate, Piclidenoson, is currently in a Phase III trial for rheumatoid arthritis and is expected to enter a Phase III trial for psoriasis in 2018. Can-Fite's liver cancer drug, Namodenoson, is in Phase II trials for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, and for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Namodenoson has been granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe and Fast Track Designation as a second line treatment for HCC by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Namodenoson has also shown proof of concept to potentially treat other cancers including colon, prostate, and melanoma. CF602, the Company's third drug candidate, has shown efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in preclinical studies and the Company is investigating additional compounds, targeting A3AR, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,000 patients in clinical studies to date. For more information please visit: www.can-fite.com.
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