EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers, today announced the issuance by the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office of Patent Certificate No. ZL 200680044656.7. The granted claims are directed to ENMD-2076, covering composition of matter and uses to treat various cancers. The patent is part of EntreMed's broad intellectual property portfolio for ENMD-2076.
"We are very pleased with the issuance of this patent in China for ENMD-2076," said Ken K. Ren , Ph.D., the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "This patent provides intellectual property protection for ENMD-2076 in a market that is experiencing tremendous growth and of which we intend to capitalize on. The issuance of this patent broadens our existing international patent estate for ENMD-2076 and also confirms the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office's recognition that ENMD-2076 represents new and inventive chemical structures."