MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (OTC: PPCBD) (“Propanc”), a biopharmaceutical company developing new cancer treatments for patients suffering from recurring and metastatic cancer, announced today that Propanc’s intellectual property (“IP”) portfolio has undergone rapid growth recently, with sixty-five patents currently either in force or pending in most major countries and regions around the world. The IP covers Propanc’s underlying anti-cancer technology in development. In the past year, three additional patent families entered national phase, where a patent application is filed in individual countries and regions, in order to achieve grant status.
“Our IP portfolio is a world leader in the field of administration of proenzymes for the treatment and prevention of metastatic cancer. IP is the cornerstone of any biotech company, and places us in a strong position to unlock significant value, as we plan to progress into a First-In-Human study and then hopefully towards proof of concept in a specific cancer indication, where we will then look at possible licensing opportunities,” said Dr. Julian Kenyon, Propanc’s Chief Scientific Officer. “We are firmly of the opinion that our current market value does not truly reflect the advancement of our lead product, PRP, or its true potential as a breakthrough, long term treatment for aggressive and fast spreading cancers from solid tumors by targeting and eradicating cancer stem cells.”
Propanc has a total of four patent families covering the use of proenzymes for treating cancer via a combination of trypsinogen and/or chymotrypsinogen pancreatic proenzymes, which includes Propanc’s lead product candidate, PRP. The IP portfolio includes composition of matter claims and a method of treatment to eradicate cancer stem cells. Further applications are also expected relating to the formulation and methods of use, as well as research programs with its joint research partners designed to further optimize the quality, safety and performance of PRP.
About Propanc Biopharma, Inc.
Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) is developing a novel approach to prevent recurrence and metastasis of solid tumors by using pancreatic proenzymes that target and eradicate cancer stem cells in patients suffering from pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers. For more information, please visit www.propanc.com.
The Company’s novel proenzyme therapy is based on the science that enzymes stimulate biological reactions in the body, especially enzymes secreted by the pancreas. These pancreatic enzymes could represent the body’s primary defense against cancer.
To view the Company’s “Mechanism of Action” video on its anti-cancer lead product candidate, PRP, please click on the following link: http://www.propanc.com/news-media/video
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