/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCOLR Pharma, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: DDD) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice of allowance for SCOLR's U.S. Patent Application No. 11/906,303 for a method of forming a tablet. Upon issuance, this patent will provide SCOLR with patent protection for the blending and tableting process currently utilized in their novel extended release ibuprofen formulation and analogous processes for other active pharmaceutical ingredients susceptible to tackiness. The USPTO also determined that the application is eligible for 323 days of Patent Term Adjustment, extending the duration of this patent once it formally issues in the coming months.
Stephen J. Turner
, SCOLR Pharma's President and CEO, said, "The allowance of claims in this U.S. patent application represents another successful milestone for SCOLR. Once issued, this new patent significantly enhances the protection and value our intellectual property provides to our overall product portfolio. In addition to providing valuable protection to some of the process innovations behind our novel extended release ibuprofen formulation, it covers processes for forming tablets with other challenging compounds."
About SCOLR Pharma:
, SCOLR Pharma, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on applying its formulation expertise and patented CDT platforms to develop novel prescription pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC), and nutritional products. Our CDT drug delivery platforms are based on multiple issued and pending patents and other intellectual property for the programmed release or enhanced performance of active pharmaceutical ingredients and nutritional products. For more information on SCOLR Pharma, please call 425-368-1050 or visit
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