QUEBEC CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Devonian Health Group Inc. (“Devonian” or the “Corporation”) (TSXv: GSD), a clinical stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation, focused on developing a unique portfolio of botanical pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. patent application No. 16/347.613, titled "Composition for the Prevention and/or Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases", covering the use of Thykamine™ as method for treating cardiovascular diseases.
“We are pleased with the USPTO Notice of Allowance as we further the clinical development of Thykamine™ as an anti-inflammatory drug. This allowance is a great addition to existing Thykamine™ patents. Devonian has filed corresponding patent applications that will allow the Corporation to seek similar patent protection in other key markets throughout the world.”, said Dr André P. Boulet, PhD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Inflammatory processes are firmly established as central to the development and complications of cardiovascular diseases1. The previously completed clinical study in Ulcerative Colitis and our own extensive nonclinical studies demonstrate that Thykamine™ is a potent immunomodulator with major impact on inflammatory biomarkers associated with Cardiovascular Diseases.”, added Dr Boulet.
Thykamine™, the first pharmaceutical product issued from Devonian’s SUPREX™ platform, is a highly innovative product for the prevention and treatment of health conditions related to inflammation and oxidative stress including ulcerative colitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders. The anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and immunomodulatory properties of Thykamine™ have been demonstrated by a considerable number of in vitro and in vivo studies as well as in a Phase IIa clinical study in patients with mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis and in a phase II clinical study in patients with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. Both Thykamine™ and SUPREX™ platform are protected by several patents in North America, Europe and Asia.
Devonian Health Group Inc. is a late-stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation with novel therapeutic approaches to targeting unmet medical needs. Devonian's core strategy is to develop prescription botanical drugs from plant materials and algae for the treatment of inflammatory-autoimmune diseases including but not limited to ulcerative colitis and atopic dermatitis. Based on a foundation of over 15 years of research, Devonian’s focus is further supported by a US-FDA set of regulatory guidelines favouring a more efficient drug development pathway for prescription botanical drug products over those of traditional prescription medicines. Devonian is also involved in the development of high-value cosmeceutical products leveraging the same proprietary approach employed with their pharmaceutical offerings. Devonian Health Group Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Québec, Canada where it owns a state-of-the art extraction facility with full traceability ‘from the seed to the pill’. Acquired in 2018, Altius Healthcare Inc., its commercialization partner, brings opportunities for further diversification and growth potential. Devonian is traded publicly on the TSXV Exchange (TSXv:GSD).
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1. Katsiari CG, Bogdanos DP and Sakkas L. Inflammation and cardiovascular disease. World J Transl Med, 31; 8(1) 1-8, 2019
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