Navigation Links
US Patent Office Issues Patent for VG Life Sciences' Peptide for HIV Treatment
Date:10/31/2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VG Life Sciences, Inc. is a publicly traded (VGLS) biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for patients suffering autoimmune and infectious diseases.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/LA07859LOGO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued on October 15, 2013 Patent No.: US 8,557,764 covering the VG Life Sciences' peptide VG1177 for treating HIV infection. The VG1177 peptide prevents the survival of pro-inflammatory cells under conditions where inflammation is unwanted, thereby allowing the body's natural containment systems to provide protection from harm.

The hallmarks of chronic HIV infections are chronic inflammation and loss of CD4 T cells. Thus this patent may have important implications for treating inflammation associated with HIV infection and AIDS.

The patent will be issued to the University of Colorado (CU) and has been licensed exclusively to VG Life Sciences as a result of the invention filed by VG Life Sciences' Lead Scientist, Dr. M. Karen Newell Rogers, PhD, during her tenure at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  Dr. Newell Rogers is currently at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and Baylor Scott and White Health Care.

The patent abstract reads as follows:

"The invention relates to methods for modulating the immune function through targeting of CLIP molecules as well as gamma delta T cells. The result is wide range of new therapeutic regimens for treating, inhibiting the development of, or otherwise dealing with, a multitude of illnesses and conditions, including autoimmune disease, transplant and cell graft rejection, cancer, bacterial infection, HIV infection, and AIDS, as well as novel methods of diagnosis and of introducing a treatment regimen into a subject."

John Tynan, VG Life Sciences' President and CEO said, "First, this is a great recognition of Dr. Newell Rogers' hard work and ground breaking research. Second, this reflects our commitment to expand and secure our IP portfolio."

About VG Life Sciences Inc.

Santa Barbara, California-based VG Life Sciences Inc., formerly known as Viral Genetics, is a biotechnology company working on discovering and developing drug therapies for infectious diseases, cancer and many autoimmune diseases. VGLS controls over 50 US and international patents and patents pending protecting its exclusive biotech platform technologies. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.vglifesciences.com or find VG Life Sciences, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Safe Harbor Statement and Forward-Looking Statements

 This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties associated with financial projections, milestone timelines, clinical development, regulatory approvals and other risks described by VG Life Sciences from time to time in its periodic reports. None of VG Life Sciences' drug compounds are approved by the US FDA or by any comparable regulatory agencies elsewhere in the world. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by VG Life Sciences or any other person that the objectives and plans of VG Life Sciences will be achieved.

Contact:

Alexandria Sumner, Director of Corporate Communications
VG Life Sciences, Inc.
Phone:  (805) 679-6763
Email:  asumner@vglifesciences.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE VG Life Sciences, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Enbrel® (etanercept) Patent Issued
2. Silence Therapeutics Announces Positive Outcome From Oral Hearing at the European Patent Office
3. Cenestra Health Announces Granting of Broad Patent Covering Proprietary Bioactive Lipid Formulations
4. Silence Therapeutics Announces Positive Response by USPTO that Affirms Validity of Four Foundational RNAi Patents
5. Northwest Bio Reaffirms Its Freedom to Operate; Refutes Other Parties Misleading Patent Assertions
6. Bio-AMD, Inc.; DSR Commercial Refinement, Prospective Patent Applications
7. Ampio Pharmaceuticals Awarded Canadian Composition of Matter Patent That Strengthens IP Protection for Its Key Drug Ampion™
8. Arcion Receives Notice of Allowance for US Patent for Novel Topical Lidocaine Formulation for Pain
9. NanoLogix Instructs Third-Party to Prepare US FDA Submittals and is Granted US and Chinese Patents
10. Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Issued Six Patents Containing Broad Claims in the Immunoassay Space
11. Sofie Biosciences Is Awarded a US Patent on a Family of Novel PET Probes for Use in Oncology and Immunology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 25, 2017 , ... Throughout this webinar, participants will ... process development and economic goals were achieved in both industry and academic settings. ... system, along with techniques for scaling production of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... BOUNTIFUL, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 ... ... announces the selection and implementation of CLEARAS Water Recovery’s Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery ... a key component of a $24 million plant upgrade to sustainably meet current ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... May 23, 2017 As Ebola resurfaces in the ... deaths and 20 suspected cases now reported, a new analysis ... database, showed a correlation between the 2014 and 2017 outbreaks ... rose sharply in 2012-13, which preceded the 2014 outbreak. An ... Ebola gene Replikin counts in 2014-15, which again precedes the ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Genedata, a ... anniversary, marking the occasion with a strong presence at Bio-IT World Conference & ... further extends an invitation to all attendees to view posters on the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell Science today ... one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into the human ... first application of deep learning to create predictive models ... and a growing suite of powerful tools. The Allen ... future publicly available resources created and shared by the ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... April 3, 2017  Data captured by ... platform, detected a statistically significant association between ... to treatment and objective response of cancer ... to predict whether cancer patients will respond ... as well as to improve both pre-infusion potency ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017  higi, the health IT company that operates ... America , today announced a Series B investment ... EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s strategy ... transform population health activities through the collection and workflow ... higi collects and secures data today on behalf of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):