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TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2000--Techniclone Corporation (NASDAQ:TCLN), today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 6,071,491, that extends the usage of its Tumor Necrosis Technology (TNT) platform, as a diagnostic and imaging agent. The TNT technology is one of Techniclone's platform technologies for the treatment and diagnosis of solid tumors.
According to Steven King, Techniclone's Vice President of Technology and Product Development, "The issuance of this patent strengthens Techniclone's proprietary position in the use of Tumor Necrosis Therapy for use as a diagnostic and imaging agent. TNT is unique as a diagnostic agent because it is capable of detecting the existence of necrotic tissue which is found at the core of most solid tumors. We believe TNT has the potential to be an excellent imaging and diagnostic agent with broad applicability to different types of tumors."
Dr. John Bonfiglio, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "This patent further demonstrates the potential versatility of the TNT technology as both a diagnostic as well as therapeutic agent for solid tumor cancers. Techniclone is committed to expanding its intellectual property to estate in all of our platform technologies. This will allow us to execute our licensing and development strategies to ultimately provide relief to cancer patients and increase shareholder value."
According to Alan Epstein, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology at the University of Southern California, "We believe giving oncologists the ability diagnose and image multiple tumor types utilizing one single universal agent may be instrumental in affecting the positive outcome cancer therapy. We look forward to moving our imaging and diagnostic agent into human clinical testing in the future."
Techniclone Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, commercialization and licensing of unique technologies for the treatment of cancer, primarily based on its "collateral targeting technologies". These technologies therapeutically target cell structures and cell types, rather than surface cancer cells, as a means to attach solid tumors, without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The Company has three collateral targeting technologies: Cotara(TM), Vasopermeation Enhancement Agents (VEA), and Vascular Targeting Agents, (VTA). The Company also has a direct tumor targeting agent called Oncolym(R) for the treatment of advanced non-Hodgkin's B-cell Lymphoma. Oncolym(R) has been licensed to Schering AG, Germany, which is now responsible for all existing and future Oncolym(R) clinical trial programs as well as marketing