ISNES, Belgium, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition") today announced that it has been granted four additional patents relating to its proprietary Nu.QTM platform. The newly-issued patents further strengthen Volition's intellectual property portfolio worldwide.
Dr. Jake Micallef, Chief Scientific Officer of Volition, commented, "Our worldwide portfolio of granted patents that protects various aspects of Volition's Nu.QTM technology is growing. These most recent patents further solidify our market position in blood tests for circulating chromosome fragments from dead cancer cells and we continue to apply for additional patents in this area."
Cameron Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of Volition, added, "The granting of these patents is excellent news. It reconfirms the novelty of Volition's technology and will further protect Volition commercially as we progress towards commercialization of the platform."
The granted patents include:
- US 9,709,569, Method for Detecting Nucleosome Adducts - granted in the U.S. on July 18, 2017
- EP 2788767, Method for Detecting Nucleosome Adducts - granted in Europe on September 6, 2017
- AU 2012300643, Method for Detecting Nucleosomes Containing Histone Variants - granted in Australia on June 15, 2017
- MX 349561, Method for Detecting Nucleosomes Containing Histone Variants - granted in Mexico on August 2, 2017
The patents are complementary to those previously granted. Volition now has 5 granted patents in the U.S. and 8 more patents in other territories.
Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition's products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.
Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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