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Tobira Therapeutics Inc. Receives US Patent for TBR-652
Date:8/18/2008

- Clinical trial currently in Phase I -

PRINCETON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobira Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company committed to the research and product discovery against life-threatening and life-altering infectious diseases, today announced the issuance of Patent No. 7,371,772 B2 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering the use of TBR-652, a CCR5 antagonist currently in Phase I development for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.

This patent is part of Tobira's growing portfolio of medicines to treat infectious diseases. In addition, they were recently issued European Patent No. 1,220,842 for TBR-220, a second CCR5 antagonist for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and have an additional patent pending. In response to this news, James Sapirstein, Chief Executive Officer of Tobira Therapeutics noted, "It is gratifying to progress the intellectual property of these compounds and look forward to future clinical trial results."

About Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.

Tobira Therapeutics is a private biopharmaceutical company which is focused on developing and commercializing innovative antiviral compounds to treat HIV disease. The company was founded in 2006 by Eckard Weber, MD, a partner at the venture capital firm Domain Associates, to develop novel treatments for HIV disease. Tobira has assembled a highly experienced management team with decades of clinical and commercial development experience specifically in HIV/AIDS drug development.

Contact:

Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.

James Sapirstein CEO and President Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.

jsapirstein@tobiratherapeutics.com

Tel: 609-897-1102

http://www.tobiratherapeutics.com


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