InteRNA Technologies Receives Notice of Allowance for miRNA Sequences of its Lead Pre-Clinical Product
Patent covers the precursor and mature sequences of miRNA-3157, the Company's lead product in its B-Raf/melanoma program
"This issuance of the USPTO confirms our unique approach to identification and validation of miRNAs as drug targets and further development towards the clinic", said Roel Schaapveld, CEO of InteRNA Technologies. "It further subscribes our patent strategy and greatly strengthens our intellectual property position on miRNA drug candidates."
The latest data on miRNA-3157 as drug candidate for the treatment of human melanoma will be presented at the Society for Melanoma Research 2012 Congress, November 8-11 in Hollywood, CA, USA.
InteRNA Technologies B.V
InteRNA Technologies develops cancer therapeutics based on a broadly applicable proprietary technology platform for the rapid identification and validation of therapeutic miRNAs. The Company has exclusive access to one of the largest miRNA libraries in the world. At present, InteRNA has established in vivo proof of concept for multiple pipeline candidates. The Company is pursuing a proactive partnership strategy to acquire appropriate delivery technologies for its products and expects to engage in corporate partnerships to progress several of its products into clinical development.
InteRNA Technologies was incorporated in December 2006 by Aglaia Oncology Fund as a spin-off from the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands.