BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virpax® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Virpax” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VRPX), a company specializing in developing non-addictive products for pain management, post-traumatic stress disorder, central nervous system (CNS) disorders and viral barrier indications, today announced that it has filed a new provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘USPTO’) entitled “NSAID Formulation and Method” related to its Epoladerm™ product candidate.
Epoladerm is an over-the counter (OTC) diclofenac topical spray film that Virpax is developing for pain associated with Osteoarthritis. The product candidate will be delivered via a pre-filled device which will administer an environmentally friendly metered therapeutic dose of diclofenac in a concentrated spray film that will dry rapidly on contact with the skin. Epoladerm is designed to be less messy than gels or creams which are applied by hand and which may contaminate public water supplies with the active pharmaceutical ingredients the gels or creams carry.
“We have completed our IND enabling trials for Epoladerm and are pleased to file this patent application that we expect will expand our protection and increase the patent life for this novel formulation,” stated Anthony P. Mack, Chairman and CEO of Virpax.
About Virpax Pharmaceuticals
Virpax is developing branded, non-addictive pain management product candidates using its proprietary technologies to optimize and target drug delivery. Virpax is initially seeking FDA approval for two prescription drug candidates that employ two different patented drug delivery platforms. Probudur™ is a single injection liposomal bupivacaine formulation being developed to manage post-operative pain and Envelta™ is an intranasal molecular envelope enkephalin formulation being developed to manage acute and chronic pain, including pain associated with cancer. Virpax is also using its intranasal Molecular Envelope Technology (MET) to develop two other product candidates. PES200 is a product candidate being developed to manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and NobrXiol™ is a product candidate being developed for the nasal delivery of a pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) for the management of rare pediatric epilepsy. Virpax recently acquired global rights to NobrXiol. Virpax is also seeking approval of two nonprescription product candidates: AnQlar, which is being developed to inhibit viral replication caused by influenza or SARS-CoV-2, and Epoladerm™, which is a topical diclofenac spray film formulation being developed to manage pain associated with osteoarthritis. For more information, please visit virpaxpharma.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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