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Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX) Receives More VMAT2 Patents in Europe

January 23, 2013 4:11 PM EST Send to a Friend
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that two additional patents have been granted related to the Company's proprietary Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 inhibitor (VMAT2) NBI-98854.

European Patent Number 2,081,929 was granted in January 2013 by the European Patent Office with an expiration date of November 2027. This patent covers chemical compositions, pharmaceutical compositions and uses of various compounds including our Phase IIb clinical candidate NBI-98854.

In addition to the already issued composition of matter patent, the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted a second patent for NBI-98854. United States Patent Number 8,357,697 covers the method of treating hyperkinetic movement disorders using NBI-98854 and will expire in November 2027. This patent is in addition to the previously issued United States Patent Number 8,039,627 which covers the NBI-98854 composition and expires in late 2029.




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