Medifocus Inc. Obtains Two Newly Allowed Canadian Patents on the Prevention and Safety for the Treatment for Breast Cancer
COLUMBIA, Md. and Toronto, ON- December 5, 2014 – Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF and TSXV: MFS) (Medifocus or the Company), is pleased to announce it has obtained two newly allowed Canadian patents to add to its extensive intellectual properties portfolio of over 100 issued and/or pending USA and Foreign patents covering its two platform technologies for the treatments of Breast Cancer and Prostate Diseases.
Both patents, numbered 2,491,924 and 2,492,627 were granted by the Canadian Intellectual Property office to John Mon, COO of Medifocus, Dr. Alan Fenn, and Dennis Smith. The titles of the patents are “Thermotherapy Method for Treatment and Prevention of Breast Cancer” and the other “Method for Improved Safety in Externally Focused Microwave Thermotherapy for Treating Breast Cancer”. A major embodiment of these patents is to expand the clinical indications of thermotherapy for both cancerous and non cancerous tumors and also the use as a prophylactic or preventative of breast and other cancers.
The Company’s APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System, developed from the Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Platform has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada to conduct the pivotal Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of locally advanced large breast tumors. This APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System can potentially be used as the treatment platform for the above two patents.
“We are delighted with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in allowing us to obtain these patents,” commented John Mon, COO of Medifocus. “This allowance adds further creditability to our overall progress in establishing Medifocus’ technology for eventual commercial use.”
About Medifocus, Inc.:
Medifocus owns two fully developed technology platforms with comprehensive United States and international patent protection: (i) The Endo-thermotherapy Platform-a catheter-basis focused heat technology platform that utilizes natural body openings to deliver precise microwave thermotherapy to the diseased sites. The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) approved Prolieve Thermodilatation System for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) was developed based on the Endo-thermotherapy and is currently generating revenue; and (ii) the Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Platform, invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, licensed to Medifocus directs precisely focused microwave energy at tumor center to induce shrinkage or eradication of tumors without undue harm to surrounding tissue. Medifocus’ APA 1000 Breast Cancer
Treatment System, developed from the APA technology platform, has received approval from the FDA and Health Canada to conduct the pivotal Phase III clinical trials. Medifocus believes that these two technology platforms can provide the design basis for the development of multiple cancer treatment systems for surface, subsurface and deep seated localized and regional cancers.
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