MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has provided a Notice of Allowance for patent application No. 16/297,095, titled "Methods of administering intravenous meloxicam in a bolus dose", which includes claims covering the use of multiple doses of ANJESO(TM) for the treatment of moderate to severe pain resulting in a reduction in summed pain intensity difference and also a reduction in the use of rescue analgesia 48 hours following the first dose. (the "'095 Application"). A Notice of Allowance is issued after the USPTO makes the determination that a patent should be granted from an application. A patent from the recently allowed application is expected to be issued in the coming months. Once issued, the '095 Application will be eligible for listing in the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations as it relates to ANJESO(TM).
Once issued, the '095 Application will be the second ANJESO(TM) patent to be listed in the Orange Book with an expiry date of March 2039. Upon issuance, the '095 application will join seven other patents listed in the Orange Book, amongst others owned or licensed by Baudax that currently provide exclusivity to the ANJESO(TM) franchise. The '095 Application emphasizes ANJESO's(TM) potential to treat moderate to severe pain while potentially reducing the use of rescue analgesics.
"We are pleased by the progress we have made in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the continued recognition of the inventive nature of our ANJESO(TM) franchise," said Gerri Henwood, Baudax Bio's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The '095 Application is expected to provide a significant barrier for generic entry and are expected to be joined by other patents currently pending in the USPTO."
ANJESO(TM) (meloxicam) injection is a proprietary, long-acting, preferential COX-2 inhibitor that possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities, which are believed to be related to the inhibition of cyclooxygenase type 2 pathway (COX-2) and subsequent reduction in prostaglandin biosynthesis. ANJESO(TM) is indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain, alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. As a non-opioid, Baudax Bio believes ANJESO(TM) has the potential to overcome many of the issues associated with commonly prescribed opioid therapeutics, including respiratory depression, constipation, excessive nausea and vomiting, as well as having no addictive potential, while maintaining meaningful analgesic effects for relief of pain. ANJESO(TM) was designed using the NanoCrystal(TM) platform, a technology that enables enhanced bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drug compounds. NanoCrystal(TM) is a registered trademark of Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited (APIL).
About Baudax Bio
Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative products for acute care settings. Baudax Bio markets ANJESO(TM), the first and only 24-hour, intravenous (IV) COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) for the management of moderate to severe pain. In addition to ANJESO(TM), the Company has a pipeline of other innovative pharmaceutical assets including two clinical-stage, novel neuromuscular blocking (NMBs) agents and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBs. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.
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