Emplicure's patch technology receives US patent approval
The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Emplicure on 9th April 2019 for its patch technology. This patent provides protection for Emplicure's transdermal patch with abuse deterrent properties for the treatment of chronic pain until September 2031.
"Both USA and Europe are important markets for Emplicure and to get approvals of patent applications in these territories are important steps in the product and business development", says Susanne Bredenberg, CEO at Emplicure.
The protection provided by this patent should extend to future, related products that are in development based on this technology. A patent for this technology was also granted by the European Patent Office in 2017.
Emplicure is a research and development focused pharmaceutical company based in Uppsala, Sweden. The company develops new patentable pharmaceutical products based on drug delivery platform technologies originating from the interface between the materials and pharmaceutical sciences. Emplicure currently has several products in the pipeline in formulation or preclinical development phase. The first product to enter the clinical phase is a transdermal patch with abuse deterrent properties for the treatment of chronic pain. The products will be sold or out licensed at different development stages to larger pharmaceutical companies.
Emplicure was selected as one of the bests Scandinavian startups in the European HealthCatapult (EHC) programme. They will now be one of the companies to represent EIT Health Scandinavia in the semifinals in Europe. In the first selection round held in Stockholm the 27th of May Susanne Bredenberg, CEO of Emplicure, was pitching in front of an experienced jury.
Each year the Uppsala University Innovation Prize 'Hjärnäpplet' is awarded to one or more researchers or doctoral students for outstanding transference of knowledge from the University to a company and/or other external organisation that has resulted in an innovation. This innovation may have come about in a new or existing company or organisation. This year 2018, Håkan Engqvist receives the prize with the motivation;