SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the Hercules Market of the Osaka Securities Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a pending patent application, which covers the use of Ibudilast for the treatment of drug addiction or drug dependence or withdrawal syndrome. Ibudilast, aka MN-166 or AV411, is the company's lead drug candidate for certain neurological conditions, including neuropathic pain, drug addiction and progressive multiple sclerosis.
MediciNova Receives A Notice Of Allowance For A Method Of Treating Drug Addiction Or Dependence
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