PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK), announced today that the European Patent Office has issued notices of allowance for two applications covering new compounds related to one of Telik's lead clinical candidates, TELINTRA(R). Corresponding applications have already issued as patents in the United States; and other applications are pending in major countries worldwide.
TELINTRA is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a form of pre-leukemia, and for Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy. Telik expects these applications and patents to provide broad intellectual property protection to compounds related to TELINTRA, according to Derek Freyberg, Ph.D., Telik's VP, Intellectual Property. The patents will help to broaden and strengthen Telik's intellectual property estate and may support additional clinical development candidates.
Telik, Inc. of Palo Alto, California, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel small molecule drugs to treat serious diseases. The company's most advanced investigational drug candidates in clinical development are TELINTRA, a modified glutathione analog for the treatment of cytopenias due to myelodysplastic syndrome or chemotherapy, and TELCYTA(R), a tumor-activated prodrug for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Telik's product candidates were discovered using its proprietary drug discovery technology, TRAP(R), which enables the rapid and efficient discovery of small molecule drug candidates.
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