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Epigenomics AG Receives Allowance for Key Patent in Europe
BERLIN and SEATTLE, July 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard:ECX), a molecular diagnostics company focusing on the development and commercialization of products for cancer detection based on DNA methylation, today announced that it received a Rule 71(3) notification stating that the European Patent Office intends to grant a patent for Epigenomics' Septin 9 biomarker. This notification is equivalent to a "Notice of Allowance" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent application EP 1721992, titled "Methods and nucleic acids for analyses of cellular proliferative disorders," claims very broadly methods, substances and kits for the methylation analysis of Epigenomics' Septin 9 biomarker. The patent application is also pending in the USA, Japan and 15 other countries outside of Europe.
European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for MediGene's Drug Oracea
MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany, July 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MediGene AG (Frankfurt:MDG) announced that the European Commission has acted on the recommendation by the European regulatory authority EMEA of April 2008, and granted marketing authorization for the drug Oracea(r) for the treatment of rosacea. The regulatory authorities in the individual countries are to implement this decision within 30 days by granting domestic approvals.