Futura Medical plc (AIM: FUM), the pharmaceutical company developing innovative sexual health products, today announces that it has been granted allowance of its EU patent which will provide protection for MED3000 until 2040 in all European markets.
In all other key ED markets including the US, the Company is continuing to prosecute patent applications to provide wider patent protection and further options for patent filings to extend scope of protection is also progressing.
James Barder, Chief Executive Officer of Futura said: “The allowance of this patent application further cements the intellectual property of MED3000, as we support our distributors’ roll out of our fast acting topically applied gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction available without a doctor’s prescription across the world. This is an important next step as we continue to grow our business and strengthen the Eroxon® brand.”
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Futura Medical plc
James Barder, Chief Executive Officer
Angela Hildreth, Finance Director and COO
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About Futura Medical plc
Futura Medical plc (AIM: FUM), is a pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of innovative products based on its proprietary, transdermal DermaSys® technology. Each DermaSys® formulation is separately patented and specifically tailored for the selected indication and application, as well as being optimised for clinical efficacy, safety, administration and patient convenience. The products are developed for the prescription and consumer healthcare markets as appropriate. Development and commercialisation strategies are designed to maximise product differentiation and value creation whilst minimising risk.
MED3000 is Futura’s topical gel formulation that is a novel treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) through a unique evaporative mode of action. Futura has conducted two Phase 3 studies using MED3000 in ED; FM57 study which enabled Futura to be granted a CE Mark in 2021 and FM71 which enabled Futura to be granted US marketing authorisation. Both studies demonstrated that MED3000 presents an effective clinically proven treatment for ED with a rapid speed of onset and a favourable benefit versus risk profile ideally suited for an ‘Over the Counter’ classification.
Eroxon® is FDA approved in the US, CE marked in Europe and UKCA marked in the UK as a clinically proven topical treatment for adult men with erectile dysfunction under the brand Eroxon® with a key claim of “Helps you get an erection within 10 minutes”. Eroxon® is the agreed brand name in certain regions such as the EU whereas MED3000 continues to be the internal code name used by the Company and also in reference to countries where regulatory approval or commercial distribution agreements have not yet been achieved. www.eroxon.com
Futura is based in Guildford, Surrey, and its shares trade on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. www.futuramedical.com.