ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nutriband Inc. (OTCQB: NTRB), a Nevada corporation, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted the Company’s request for Prioritized Examination (Track One) of the U.S. patent application for “Abuse and Misuse Deterrent Transdermal System” submitted by its subsidiary, 4P Therapeutics LLC.
Track One gives the Company’s application special status with fewer requirements than the current accelerated examination program and without having to perform a pre-examination search. However, the application still needs to be reviewed by the USPTO and the grant of Track One status does not mean that a patent will be granted. USPTO’s Track One prioritized examination will normally allow the patent applicant to get a final disposition within about twelve months, although we cannot predict the effect of the government stoppage on the timing of USPTO action.
The abuse deterrent patch technology used in the Company’s fentanyl transdermal system is an abuse deterrent platform technology that the Company believes can be applied to other type of pain patches and other transdermal products as well to lower the risk of abuse and accidental misuse through the use of aversive agents, creating a safer treatment option for patients.
About Nutriband Inc.
The Company is primarily engaged in the development of a portfolio of transdermal pharmaceutical products. Its lead product under development is its abuse deterrent fentanyl transdermal system which incorporates the Company’s proprietary technology designed to deter the abuse and misuse of opioids such as fentanyl in transdermal pain patches. The Company is engaged in the development of other transdermal patches which apply the Company’s abuse deterrent technology for other drugs that have the potential to be abused or misused and is engaged in the development of a transdermal delivery system for peptides and biologics typically given by injection which the Company believes has the potential to improve the compliance and safety of injectable medications.
The Company’s website is www.nutriband.com and 4P’s website is www.4PTherapeutics.com. Any material contained in or derived from the Company’s or 4P’s websites or any other website is not part of this press release.
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