Cosmo announces granting of first patent in USA for Methylene Blue MMX® and EMA approval for phase III clinical trial *EMA approved phase III clinical trial design *Poster presentation on phase II at EUGW in Berlin *Phase III to start in November Lainate, Italy - October 8, 2013 - Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, (SIX:COPN), announces today that the USPTO has issued its patent application under reference US 8,545,811. This patent was filed in 2010. Following the approval of the special protocol assessment (SPA) by the FDA, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the clinical trial protocol and confirmed the application of the centralized procedure for registration. The phase III clinical trial is scheduled to start in November treating approximately 1270 patients in 14 large US, CA and EU hospitals. A poster presentation with the results of Phase II clinical trials is to be posted at the EUGW in Berlin next week. About Cosmo Pharmaceuticals Cosmo is a speciality pharmaceutical company that aims to become a global leader in the field of optimized therapies for selected Gastrointestinal and topically treated Skin Disorders. The company's proprietary clinical development pipeline specifically addresses innovative treatments for colonic inflammatory and infective diseases. In addition, the Company is developing a diagnostic for the detection of colon cancer and a new chemical entity in the dermatogical area for the topical treatment of Acne, Alopecia and Hirsutism. Cosmo's first product in the market is Lialda®/Mezavant®/Mesavancol®, a treatment for mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis that is licensed globally to Giuliani and Shire. Cosmo's second product is Uceris(TM)/Cortiment(TM), a steroid without the typical side effects of systemic steroids, that is indicated for Ulcerative Colitis patients and is licensed globally to Santarus and Ferring. Cosmo's proprietary MMX® technology is at the core of the Company's product pipeline and was developed from its expertise in formulating and manufacturing gastrointestinal drugs for international clients at its GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities in Lainate, Italy. The technology is designed to deliver active ingredients in a targeted manner in the lower part of intestines. For further information on Cosmo, please visit the Company's website: www.cosmopharma.com Contact: Cosmo Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. Dr. Chris Tanner, CFO and Head of Investor Relations Tel: +39 02 9333 7614 email@example.com Some of the information contained in this press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Cosmo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Media release (PDF) Provider Channel Contact Tensid Ltd., Switzerland newsbox.ch Provider/Channel related enquiries www.tensid.ch www.newsbox.ch firstname.lastname@example.org +41 41 763 00 50
Cosmo announces granting of first patent in USA for Methylene Bl
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