Oragenics, Inc. (OTCQB: OGEN)(OTCBB: OGEN) today announced it has received its first patent approval in Europe for its ProBiora3® products. The approval provides additional protection for ProBiora3’s proprietary blend of three probiotic bacteria, specifically designed to enhance oral health, whiten teeth and freshen breath. ProBiora3 is currently being sold under the brand name Evora in the U.S. and in over 13 countries around the world.
European Patent No. 1659885, entitled “Compositions and Methods for the Maintenance of Oral Health,” affords protection for ProBiora3 for use in a broad spectrum of applications, including the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal diseases, halitosis, and other therapeutic and cosmetic applications. The claims further protect ProBiora3® in several delivery forms, such as food supplements, tablets, and mouth rinses.
“This approval protects our oral probiotic franchise and adds value to the product. We are the only comprehensive oral probiotics patented for tooth and gingival health,” stated Dr. John N. Bonfiglio, President and CEO, Oragenics, Inc. “We are committed to growing this product throughout the European Union especially given how well-received probiotics are by European consumers.”
About Oragenics, Inc.Oragenics, Inc. is focused on becoming the world leader in novel antibiotics against infectious disease and probiotics for oral health for humans and pets. Oragenics has established an exclusive worldwide channel collaboration for lantibiotics, a novel class of broad spectrum antibiotics, with Intrexon Corporation Inc., a synthetic biology company. The collaboration will allow Oragenics access to Intrexon's proprietary technologies with the idea of accelerating the development of much needed new antibiotics that will work against resistant strains of bacteria. Oragenics also develops, markets and sells proprietary probiotics specifically designed to enhance oral health for humans and pets, under the brand names Evora and ProBiora in over 13 countries worldwide. For more information about Oragenics, visit www.oragenics.com. Follow Oragenics on Facebook and Twitter. Safe Harbor Statement: Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release includes forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and information currently available. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project” and similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. Investors should be cautious in relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to our ability to raise additional capital to sustain our operations beyond June 30, 2012 and those set forth in our most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, and other factors detailed from time to time in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update forward-looking statements.