Cardax Awarded U.S. Inflammation Patent
Patent Covers Use of Cardax Compounds Alone or in Combination with Other Drugs
November 17, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardax, Inc. (“Cardax”) (OTCQB:CDXI) announced today that it was awarded a U.S. patent covering the use of CDX-085 and the Company’s other patented compounds for reduction of tissue damage associated with inflammation. The patent also protects the use of these Cardax compounds in combination with well-known anti-inflammatory treatments such as prednisone and other steroids as well as celecoxib (CelebrexÒ), aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs.
“Given that inflammation plays a fundamental role in the cause of chronic disease,” said Cardax President and CEO, David G. Watumull, “this patent provides yet another layer of important intellectual property protection for our platform.”
The patent was issued as United States Patent 9,180,111 on November 10, 2015, and brings the total number of issued Cardax patents to 21, with 14 in the U.S. and 7 abroad.
Cardax is a development stage life sciences company that devotes substantially all of its efforts to developing consumer health and pharmaceutical products that it believes will provide many of the anti-inflammatory benefits of steroids or NSAIDS by targeting many of the same inflammatory pathways and mediators, but with exceptional safety profiles. Cardax is preparing proprietary nature-identical products and related derivatives by total synthesis to provide scalable, pure, and economical therapies for diseases where inflammation and oxidative stress are strongly implicated, including, but not limited to, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dyslipidemia, metabolic disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, cognitive decline, macular degeneration, and prostate disease. The initial primary focus of Cardax is its astaxanthin technologies. Astaxanthin is a powerful and safe naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant without the adverse side effects typical of anti-inflammatory treatments using steroids or NSAIDS, including immune system suppression, liver damage, cardiovascular disease risk, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The safety and efficacy of Cardax’s product candidates have not been directly evaluated in clinical trials or confirmed by the FDA.
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