New U.S. Patent Allowance Granted to AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. for Cannabinoid Ophthalmic Solutions for Glaucoma and Conjunctivitis Treatment
New Patent Granted to AXIM Allows Use of Cannabinoid-Based Ophthalmic Solutions to Treat Glaucoma and Conjunctival Inflammation
NEW YORK, Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech), (OTC:AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 14/982,610, a patent that claims the use of an ophthalmic solution comprising cannabinoids for the treatment of glaucoma and symptomatic relief of conjunctival inflammation. A Notice of Allowance is issued after the USPTO makes a determination that a patent can be granted from AXIM’s patent application, 14/982,610, filed in December 2015.
AXIM® Biotech announced on March 21, 2017 that it retained the services of Ora®, Inc., a global Contract Research Organization (“CRO”), to perform the company’s product development (based on AXIM’s IP) in glaucoma and dry eye syndrome utilizing cannabinoid-based therapeutics through its AX-1603 and AX-1606 clinical programs.
“As we move forward in our product development and clinical trials for glaucoma and dry eye, this patent approval by the USPTO is paramount for us to be successful in finding new and improved cannabinoid-based treatment options for these highly-prevalent ophthalmic diseases with significant unmet medical needs,” said George E. Anastassov, MD, DDS, MBA and Chief Executive Officer of AXIM Biotech. “In 2016, global spending on glaucoma management was $6 billion, so we are excited about the opportunity that this new patent grants us to develop new treatments with novel mechanisms of action that will in turn reduce the risk of progression of visual field loss.”
AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM) focuses on the research, development and production of cannabis-based pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products. Our flagship products include CanChew+®, a CBD-based controlled release chewing gum, CanChew+ 50®, containing 50 mg of CBD undergoing clinical trials in patients with IBS and MedChew Rx®, a combination CBD/THC gum that will undergo clinical trials for the treatment of pain and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. AXIM has a number of products developed or in developmental stage for treatment and/ or prevention of multiple conditions and symptoms. We prioritize the well-being of our customers while embracing a solid fiscal strategy. For more information, please visit AXIMBiotech.com.
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Released October 5, 2017