BioLineRx receives two U.S. patent allowances for BL-1021 to treat neuropathic pain

BioLineRx (NASDAQ:BLRX)(TASE:BLRX), a biopharmaceutical development company, announced today that two Notices of Allowance have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for BL-1021, an orally available small molecule for treating neuropathic pain. The first has been issued for a patent application claiming BL-1021's composition, that when issued, will be valid until at least September 2022. Additional patents claiming BL-1021's composition are granted or pending in Europe, Japan, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Israel, India, China and Australia. The other Notice of Allowance is for a patent application claiming the use of BL-1021 for the treatment of pain, that when issued, will be valid until at least January 2028. Additional patents claiming the use of BL-1021 for the treatment of pain are pending in Europe, Japan, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Israel, India, China and Australia.    

"We are very pleased at receiving these notices of allowance from the USPTO for the patent applications covering BL-1021's composition and use," stated Dr. Kinneret Savitsky, BioLineRx's CEO. "Currently millions of people around the world suffer from neuropathic pain resulting from diabetes, shingles and other diseases and present treatments do not give them a satisfactory solution. BL-1021 may present an improved treatment for such patients, greatly improving their quality of life."

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