Navigation Links
KemPharm, Inc. Receives Patent from the USPTO for Novel Pain Drug Candidate, KP201
Date:6/11/2013

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 8,461,137 to KemPharm for its patent application entitled, "Benzoic Acid, Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl Carboxylic Acid Conjugates of Hydrocodone, Prodrugs, Methods of Making and Use Thereof." 

The patent, which extends through 2031, provides composition of matter protection for benzhydrocodone, a novel prodrug of hydrocodone. 

Benzhydrocodone, the USAN designation for KP201, is in development for the treatment of acute moderate to moderately severe pain with a new drug application (NDA) expected to be filed in the second quarter of 2014.  KP201 offers unique physicochemical and pharmacological attributes that may deliver additional patient benefits, including reduced potential for abuse and reduction or elimination of opioid-induced constipation (OIC).

Travis C. Mickle, Ph.D., president and CEO of KemPharm, commented, "This patent is a milestone achievement that reinforces the distinct properties of KP201 compared to currently marketed hydrocodone products.  Its unique chemical structure, which ensures the drug becomes active only when exposed to enzymes in the digestive system, offers numerous potential benefits, the two most prominent of which are the ability to deter abuse and reduce opioid-induced constipation.  Based on the issuance of the patent and the new USAN designation of benzhydrocodone, KemPharm can state with certainty that KP201 is unlike any opioid-based pain medication in development or on the market today."

About KemPharm
KemPharm is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new chemical entities (NCEs) to treat serious medical conditions through its proprietary and broadly applicable Ligand Activated Therapy (LAT) approach.  The company utilizes its LAT technology to generate improved prodrug versions of FDA approved drugs in the high needs areas of pain, ADHD and other CNS diseases.  KemPharm's lead clinical candidate, KP201, is in development for the treatment of acute moderate to moderately severe pain with a new drug application (NDA) expected to be filed in the second quarter of 2014. Composed of hydrocodone chemically bound to a ligand, KP201 offers unique physicochemical and pharmacological attributes that may deliver additional patient benefits, including reduced potential for abuse and reduction or elimination of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). KemPharm's pipeline is also highlighted by KP511, its hydromorphone prodrug for pain, and KP415, a prodrug of methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD.  For more information on KemPharm, please visit the company's website at www.kempharm.comFor KemPharm, Inc:

Media / Investor Contacts:Christal Mickle

Jason Rando / Claire Sojda 319-665-2575

Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc.info@kempharm.com

212.827.0020jrando@tiberend.comcsojda@tiberend.com


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

Related medicine technology :

1. PAREXEL Chief Operating Officer Dr. Mark A. Goldberg Receives Special Recognition Award
2. Leica Biosystems Receives FDA Approval for the Fully Automated Bond Oracle™ HER2 IHC System on the Leica BOND-MAX
3. Nephros Receives 510(k) Clearance for Hemodiafiltration System
4. ProUroCare Medical Receives FDA Clearance for ProUroScan Elasticity Imaging System
5. BONESUPPORT Receives Red Herring 2012 Top 100 Europe Award
6. Diabecline Antibiotic Receives Edison Award for Best New Pharmaceutical Product
7. Lexicon Receives Funding for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX4211 in Type 1 Diabetes
8. Alexza Receives Complete Response Letter for Adasuve™ NDA
9. Ventana Receives FDA Clearance for p53 (DO-7) Image Analysis and Digital Read Applications
10. Marshall Edwards Receives $4 Million Subscription From Novogen In Rights Offering
11. New Chronic Wound Treatment Device Receives Award from Veterans Healthcare Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today announced financial results for its ... also filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the ... Exchange Commission today. --> --> ... --> Net sales for the three months ... $5.4 million from $2.8 million for the three months ended ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Walgreens has committed to provide drug ... Washington, D.C. as part of a ... commended by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow. ... "Many people hold on to unneeded drugs because they lack ... consequences." --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero Medical, Inc., the developer ... announce the appointment of George M. Rapier, III , ... Antonio, TX , WellMed is one of the nation,s ... and HMO members in Texas and ... out of his own internal medicine practice, he has been ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally owned insurance firm with offices serving ... funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for Mrs. Harrison’s 2nd and 3rd grade ... a low-income area and has more than 60 2nd and 3rd graders with learning ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Erlanger Agency ... the greater Columbus, OH area. The latest campaign focuses on the fight against breast ... Donations are now being accepted here . , Carmen is a loving single ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Miami Dental Specialists is excited to bring patients the choice ... in January, Miami Dental Specialists will offer the non-metal implants as a safe, holistic ... be chosen by the dental implant manufacturer, Straumann, to bring this cutting-edge technology to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet today ... , The print component of “Revolutionizing Cancer Care” is distributed within the February ... and Seattle, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Homeowners now ... design possibilities. CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon ... showcased in the mobile version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):