This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Rexahn Receives Method Patent For Treatment Of Solid Tumor Cancers For Supinoxin TM (RX-5902)

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing potential best-in-class oncology therapies, today announced that it has been issued United States Patent, No. 8,598,173, which covers a method for treating solid cancer tumors including ovarian, breast, prostate, liver, lung, kidney, colon, pancreatic and stomach for its clinical development candidate SupinoxinTM (RX-5902). Rexahn had previously received a composition of matter patent from the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office covering the structure of Supinoxin.

“We are progressing on schedule with our Phase I dose-escalation clinical trial for Supinoxin in cancer patients with solid cancer tumors. Having initiated patient enrollment in August, we expect data in the first half of 2014, which will help inform the study design for future Phase II trials on Supinoxin,” stated Rexahn CEO Peter D. Suzdak, Ph.D.

“We are committed to developing cancer treatments that specifically target cancer cells, excluding healthy tissue, so that cancer can be treated with increased efficacy and reduced toxicity. Strengthening our IP portfolio as we advance in our clinical trials adds critical value to our company,” added Dr. Suzdak.

In-vitro studies have shown that Supinoxin reduces the spread of 18 different human cancer cells lines. Supinoxin has also shown that it can eliminate cancer cells which were resistant to other widely used cancer drugs including docetaxel, cisplatin and gemcitabine. Supinoxin is an orally available new chemical entity exhibiting potent antitumor properties in several types of tumors and has also show strong anti-proliferative activity against known anti-cancer drug-resistant cancer cells, and a synergistic effect with known anti-cancer drugs as well.

About Supinoxin TM (RX-5902)

Supinoxin is an orally administered, first-in-class, small molecule inhibitor of phosphorylated-p68 RNA helicase (P-p68). P-p68, which is selectively expressed in cancer cells but absent in normal tissue, increases the activity of multiple cancer related genes including cyclin D1, c-jun and c-myc, and plays a role in tumor progression and metastasis. Over-expression of P-p68 has been observed in solid tumors such as melanoma, colon, ovarian and lung.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,001.22 -38.27 -0.22%
S&P 500 1,988.40 -3.97 -0.20%
NASDAQ 4,538.5510 +6.4470 0.14%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs