ProtoKinetix Announces Acquisition of Patents 12:26 PM ET, 04/14/2015 - Business Wire
ST. MARYS, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 14, 2015-- ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) (www.protokinetix.com) (“ProtoKinetix” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a portion of certain patents and all rights associated therewith (the “Patent Rights”) from the University of Alberta (“UAB”) pursuant to a Royalty Agreement (the “Agreement”) entered into on or about April 8, 2015.
The Agreement also grants UAB a royalty of 5% of the gross revenue from the assignment, manufacturing, sale, distribution, or licensing of the Patent Rights and any commercial products generated from the Patent Rights. The Company has the irrevocable option to purchase the royalty for CAN $5,000,000 (approximately US $4,000,000) for two years from the earlier of the first date UAB publishes its research related to the Patent Rights or September 1, 2015.
Through this assignment, the Company has gained UAB’s portion of US provisional patent application no. 62/007,626 related to the use of anti-aging glycopeptides to enhance beta cell health, survival and improve transplant outcomes, and all patents issuing from and claiming priority to such application.
ProtoKinetix, Inc. is a molecular biotechnology company that has developed and patented a family of hyper stable, potent glycopeptides (AAGP™) that dramatically enhance therapeutic results and reduce the cost of stem cell medicine. Due to the anti-inflammatory effect of AAGP™ molecules, the Company is currently targeting the direct treatment of diseases that have a major inflammatory component.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law, including statements regarding the Company's intention to license the Patent rights to third parties and the potential treatments for which the Company's AAGPTM may be applied. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the United States Securities Commission and with securities regulatory authorities in Canadian on SEDAR.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Some information included in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking. Such forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties that could affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, these results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Clarence E. Smith –President and CEO
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ProtoKinetix, Inc.Clarence E. Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer304email@example.com
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