Aethlon Medical Announces Issuance of Hemopurifier® Patent To Treat Life-Threatening Viruses
SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a therapeutic technology company focused on unmet needs in global health and biodefense, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,022,483 ("the '483 Patent"). The '483 Patent protects key features of the Aethlon Hemopurifier, a first-in-class therapeutic device, designed to treat viral infections. Previously, Aethlon received U.S. Patent Number 7,226,429, protecting the Company's proprietary methods of treating viral infections. Together, this intellectual property further secures Aethlon's position as a leader in pioneering therapeutic device strategies to address life-threatening virus outbreaks.
The Aethlon Hemopurifier is a first-in-class medical device designed for the single-use elimination of infectious viruses from the circulatory system of infected individuals. The Hemopurifier has been designated a "Breakthrough Device" by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the treatment of life-threatening viruses that are not addressed with approved therapies. Based on human and non-human clinical studies, the Hemopurifier is also a candidate to fulfill the broad-spectrum treatment countermeasure objectives set forth by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect citizens against high threat pathogens that are not addressed with traditional drug and vaccine therapies.
About Aethlon Medical, Inc.
Aethlon Medical is focused on addressing unmet needs in global health and biodefense. The Aethlon Hemopurifier® is a first-in-class therapeutic device designed to address life-threatening viral infections. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Hemopurifier® as a Breakthrough Device related to the treatment of life-threatening viruses that are not addressed with approved therapies.
In collaboration with leading government and non-government research institutes, Aethlon has validated the ability of the Hemopurifier® to capture a broad-spectrum of pandemic influenza viruses, mosquito-borne viruses and deadly hemorrhagic viruses. Based on its use to treat Ebola virus, the Hemopurifier® was named a "Top 25 Invention" and one of the "Eleven Most Remarkable Advances in Healthcare," by TIME Magazine.
Aethlon is also investigating the potential therapeutic use of the Hemopurifier® to reduce the presence of tumor-derived exosomes, which contribute to immune-suppression and the spread of metastasis in cancer patients. Additionally, Aethlon is the majority owner of Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), which is focused on the discovery of exosomal biomarkers to diagnose and monitor cancer and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Additional information can be found online at www.AethlonMedical.com and www.ExosomeSciences.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.
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Released July 23, 2018