MediciNova US patent for method of treating progressive MS

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MediciNova US patent for method of treating progressive MS

Postby MSUK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:55 am


MediciNova Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, has received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a pending patent application, which covers the use of ibudilast for the treatment of progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

Ibudilast (MN-166), is the company's lead drug development candidate for certain neurological conditions, including progressive multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and drug addiction.

A patent maturing from this allowed patent application is expected to expire no earlier than early 2029 and covers a method of treating primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) or secondary progressive MS (SPMS) by administering ibudilast either alone or in combination with other drugs....Read More - ... ageid/1311
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Re: MediciNova US patent for method of treating progressive

Postby NHE » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:42 am

More info on ibudilast from MediciNova... ... etoverview

also... ... 945_EN.htm

Phosphodiesterase inhibitor (IC 50 values are 53, 35, 48, 12 and 10 mM for PDE Ia, II, III, IV and V respectively). Inhibits platelet aggregation and is an orally-active cerebral vasodilator, bronchodilator and antiallergic agent.


About 111 articles on ibudilast listed on Pubmed (should make for some interesting reading).

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