VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA- (February 4, 2013,) - Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets.
The Company announced today that its license agreement with Dalhousie University has been terminated. The intellectual property covered by the agreement no longer fits the Company's intellectual property strategy. In addition Termination of the agreement will save the Company patent maintenance costs and $7,500 per year in annual license fees.
ABOUT PACIFIC THERAPEUTICS LTD.
Pacific Therapeutics Ltd is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the identification and development of drug candidates suitable for reformulation and repurposing. Its lead programs focus diseases of excessive scarring (fibrosis).
The Company's lead drug candidate for fibrosis, PTL-202 is a combination of Pentoxifylline (a FDA approved drug used for treating leg cramps) and N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) an amino acid and an extremely potent and important antioxidant.
PTL-202 has completed phase 1 trials in humans. The positive results from the phase 1 clinical trial of PTL-202 has led to further development of the product for treating fibrosis such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Liver Cirrhosis.
The Company's strategy includes reformulating approved drugs to increase efficacy and patient compliance, while reducing side effects, as well as completing the further clinical testing, manufacturing and other regulatory requirements sufficient to seek marketing authorizations. This strategy may reduce the risk, time and cost of developing therapies by avoiding the risks associated with basic research and using compounds with unknown safety and toxicity profiles.
For further information visit our website at www.pacifictherapeutics.com or email us at email@example.com On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Douglas H. Unwin, CEO & President
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