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Essentialis Strengthens Patent Protection of Its Novel ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channel Opener Portfolio
Date:10/11/2010

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,799,777 entitled Salts of potassium ATP channel openers and uses thereof. The patent claims a novel composition of a polymorph of diazoxide choline, the active ingredient in the Essentialis lead product, DCCR.  Essentialis has successfully completed phase 2b clinical trials with DCCR, showing a highly significant triglyceride reduction in dyslipidemic patients.

"The granting of this patent further secures our intellectual property position on the active component in DCCR", said Aaron Berg, Chief Commercial Officer of Essentialis.  "This patent combined with our previously issued patents provide Essentialis with broad patent protection on our drug active, pharmaceutical formulations, methods of use and methods of manufacturing DCCR which currently extends to 2028."  

DCCR is the first product in a new class of dyslipidemia treatment, with a mechanism of action distinct from other dyslipidemia treatments.  In Phase 2b clinical studies, DCCR has demonstrated the potential to lower triglycerides (30-50%), non-HDL cholesterol and Apo B (10-15%) while raising HDL-cholesterol (5-10%). DCCR reduces the production of triglyceride rich lipoprotein particles before they can accumulate and contribute to the progression of pancreatitis and cardiovascular disease. Currently available dsylipidemia treatments (such as fibrates and omega 3 fatty acid products) work primarily by increasing clearance of triglycerides from the blood stream.

"DCCR's unique mechanism of action will allow for additive efficacy with statins and other lipid-lowering agents to better achieve desired lipid targets," said Neil Cowen, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Essentialis.  "Once a patient maximizes their benefit from one agent, additional therapeutic benefit may be achieved with DCCR, helping them reach lipid goals."

Patients taking DCCR experience mostly mild to moderate, transient adverse events, the most frequent of which included increases in fasting plasma glucose that are similar to or less than those seen with niacin, another lipid-lowering drug, peripheral edema similar to what is seen with calcium channel blocking antihypertensives, and headaches.

About Very High Triglycerides

Hypertriglyceridemia, a disease where patients have high blood levels of triglycerides, is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease even after LDL-cholesterol targets have been achieved. Very high triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of developing pancreatitis. There are approximately 4 million patients in the US with very high triglycerides. The leading products for treating very high triglycerides, Lovaza® and fenofibrate, while effective, also cause significant elevations in LDL-cholesterol.

About Essentialis

Essentialis is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, CA focused on the development of breakthrough medicines for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The company's portfolio of products is targeted at the ATP-sensitive potassium channel, a metabolically-regulated membrane protein whose modulation has the potential to impact a wide range of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.


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