Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, –Cardio3 BioSciences (C3BS) (NYSE Euronext Brussels and Paris: CARD), a leader in the discovery and development of regenerative, protective and reconstructive therapies for the treatment of cardiac diseases, announces today that it has strengthened its IP portfolio following the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issuing of a Notice of Allowance for patent application number US 12/994,626.
The patent’s inventors are Dr Andre Terzic and Dr Atta Behfar, both of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, US). Cardio3 BioSciences holds an exclusive worldwide licence to the patent under the terms of its long term agreement with the Mayo Clinic concerning the Cardiopoiesis platform.
The patent application covers compositions and methods for obtaining cells to treat heart tissue and specific parts of the Cardiopoiesis process by which Cardio3 BioSciences re-programs stem cells into cardiac progenitor cells during manufacturing.
Dr Christian Homsy, CEO of Cardio3 BioSciences, said: “This new patent grant further strengthens our IP around the Cardiopoiesis platform as it covers methods by which C-Cure® (C3BS-CQR-1) is manufactured and the cells obtained by that process. We are very pleased to add this additional layer of protection to our proprietary technology and to benefit again from our highly productive and long-standing agreement with the Mayo Clinic.”