SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OXiGENE, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXGN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,397,859, covering certain benzosuberene-based compounds, including the analogues referred to as KGP18 and KGP156 that are currently in preclinical development. The patent also covers methods of using those compounds to inhibit tubulin polymerization, to reduce blood flow to a tumor, or to restrain, slow, stop or reverse progression of a tumor.
OXiGENE Announces Issuance Of Patent For Benzosuberenes, A Novel Anticancer Class Of Agents
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