European Patent Office intends to grant PHI patent on synthetic antibodies

Phase Holographic Imaging AB (PHI) announces today that the European Patent Office (EPO) intends to grant a patent on synthetic antibodies. The patent application “EP329447 Molecularly Imprinted Polymers” was submitted by PHI together with Germany’s federal institute for materials research (BAM).

Artistic image of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP).

PHI’s corresponding patents concerning synthetic antibodies in the US and Japan were granted in 2020 and 2022, respectively. In spring 2023, PHI established the subsidiary PHI MIPS AB to house the synthetic antibody patent family and facilitate its business potential for the GlycoImaging project’s outcome.

Patrik Eschricht, PHI CEO, comments:

“Attaining patent rights in these major global markets marks a milestone in our journey for a potential new screening method to diagnose cancer already at its early stages. The GlycoImaging project’s pursuit of developing relevant and low-cost cancer diagnostics technologies could allow us all to finally get the valuable upper hand in the battle against the disease.

The purpose of dedicating PHI MIPS AB to the patents is to distinguish it from our core business in the future, with the idea to license out the patent or sell the rights.”

This disclosure contains information that Phase Holographic is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person, on 04-07-2023 08:36 CET.

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