MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: PPCB) (“Propanc”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on development of new and proprietary treatments for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors such as pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers, today announced that Propanc’s foundation patent application has been granted by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademarks, India. The foundation patent, which covers the Company’s lead product candidate, PRP, pioneers the discovery of a pharmaceutical composition for treating cancer via a combination of trypsinogen and/or chymotrypsinogen pancreatic proenzymes. A report by PWC looking at prospects for growth, predicts that the Indian Pharmaceutical market will reach $50 Billion and become one of the sector’s top 10 markets in the world by 2020.
So far, the foundation patent has been granted in the USA, Europe (including Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland/Liechtenstein, Turkey and the United Kingdom), China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and more recently, India. It is presently under examination in Canada and Brazil.
“Building a robust patent portfolio has been a top priority in driving our drug development technology forward. Adding India to the growing list of countries where we have been granted patents reflects the strength of our growing IP portfolio for PRP,” said James Nathanielsz, Propanc’s Chief Executive Officer. “Historically, patent prosecution in this region is challenging, especially in the biopharmaceutical sector, but we believe the smooth process reflects the quality of our claims and the strength of our technology. We are very excited to have this key global region under patent protection and have only two jurisdictions remaining to attain global patent protection in all countries selected for prosecution.”
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About Propanc Biopharma, Inc.:
Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) is a biopharmaceutical company developing new cancer treatments initially for patients suffering from pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers. The Company has developed a formulation of anti-cancer compounds, which exert a number of effects designed to control or prevent tumors from recurring and spreading throughout the body by targeting and eradicating cancer stem cells. The Company’s products involve or employ pancreatic proenzymes, which are inactive precursors of enzymes. In the near term, the Company intends to target patients with limited remaining therapeutic options for the treatment of solid tumors. In the future, the Company intends to develop its lead product candidate, PRP, to treat early stage cancer and pre-cancerous diseases, and as a preventative measure for patients at risk of developing cancer based on genetic screening.
PRP is a solution for intravenous administration of a combination of two pancreatic proenzymes trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen. Progressing towards a first-in-human study, PRP seeks to prevent recurrence and metastasis from solid tumors by targeting and eradicating cancer stem cells. Eighty percent of cancers are solid tumors and metastasis is the main cause of patient death from cancer. According to the World Health Organization, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2012. A report by IMS Health states innovative therapies are driving the global oncology market to meet demand, which is expected to reach $150 billion by 2020. The Company’s initial target patient populations are pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers, representing an estimated combined market segment of $14 billion in 2020, according to GBI Research.
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