March 08, 2013 at 11:03 AM EST
RegeneRx Receives Notice of Allowance for 2nd U.S. Heart Patent

RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGRX) (“the Company” or “RegeneRx”) today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claiming compositions and methods for treating, preventing, inhibiting, reducing, or repairing tissue deterioration, injury or damage due to heart failure using Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4), its isoforms and fragments, derivatives and analogs. The patent is projected to expire in July 2026. The Company holds similar patents issued recently in the US, EU and China.

About RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.regenerx.com)

RegeneRx is focused on the development of a novel therapeutic peptide, Thymosin beta 4, for tissue and organ protection, repair and regeneration. RegeneRx currently has three drug candidates in clinical development for ophthalmic, cardiac and dermal indications, two strategic licensing agreements in China and the EU, and has an extensive worldwide patent portfolio covering its products.

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Contacts:

For RegeneRx:
Lori Smith, 301-208-9191
las@regenerx.com
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