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Devonian Announces the Filing of New Patent Application for ThykamineTM
Quebec, Quebec – November 16, 2017 –Devonian Health Group Inc. (“Devonian” or the “Corporation“) (TSXv: GSD), a clinical stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation, today announced that the Corporation has filed a patent application for Thykamine™ use in cardiovascular diseases.
The patent application covers the use of Thykamine™ for the prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases include several diseases associated with inflammation of the cardiovascular system such as angina, stroke, myocardial/cerebral infarction, atherosclerosis, ischemia, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, peripheral artery disease, venous thrombosis, unstable angina, and arterial revascularization.
“The filing of this new patent is yet another pivotal component of our broad strategy of expanding our already robust list of patents. Importantly, this filing is timely as we look to demonstrate the potential broad application of Thykamine™ as an anti-inflammatory drug” said Dr. André P. Boulet, President & CEO of Devonian.
ThykamineTM, the first pharmaceutical product issued from Devonian’s SUPREXTM 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 ThykamineTM 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. ThykamineTM is currently under development as treatment for ulcerative colitis and atopic dermatitis. Both ThykamineTM and SUPREXTM platforms are protected by several patents in North America, Europe and Asia.
Devonian is a clinical stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation with novel therapeutic approaches targeting unmet medical needs. Devonian’s core strategy is to develop prescription botanical drugs. This focus is supported by a US-FDA set of regulatory guidelines favouring a more efficient drug development pathway versus those for traditional prescription medicines. Devonian is founded on a broad-based platform that spans more than fifteen years of research. Devonian’s proprietary process of extraction, purification, stabilization and conditioning of a molecular complex responsible for the photosynthetic process in plants and algae is known as: The Supra Molecular Complex Extraction and Stabilisation Technology (SUPREXTM). Thykamine™ is the first product derived from this platform. The potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative active properties of Thykamine™ have been demonstrated in several pre-clinical studies as well as in a clinical study in patients with mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis. The product is now moving into large phase II clinical trials in two therapeutic areas: Ulcerative Colitis and Atopic Dermatitis. While the development of prescription botanical drugs is its core business, Devonian is also involved in the development of high value derma-cosmeceutical products as part of a secondary strategy to generate short-term revenues and optimize manufacturing efficiency.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements about Devonian’s objectives, strategies and businesses that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are “forward-looking” because they are based on our current expectations about the markets we operate in and on various estimates and assumptions. Actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements if known or unknown risks affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions turn out to be inaccurate. Such risks and assumptions include, but are not limited to, Devonian’s ability to develop, manufacture, and successfully commercialize value-added pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmeceutical products, the availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the ability of Devonian to take advantage of business opportunities in the pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmeceutical industries, uncertainties related to the regulatory process and general changes in economic conditions. You will find a more detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual events or results to materially differ from our current expectations in Devonian’s prospectus dated April 21st, 2017 under the heading “Risk Factors” related to Devonian’s business. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason, unless required by applicable securities laws and regulations.
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