VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2013) - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SBM)(OTCQX:SRBCF)(FRANKFURT:ZSB) announced it has been granted a European patent for a new chemical structure and chemical process. European patent demand no. 07731342.7 has been granted under the patent number 2 027 138. The original patent was filed by Sirona Biochem's subsidiary, TFChem, on April 27, 2006.

"We have a breakthrough chemistry technology that solves many challenges related to carbohydrate chemistry and we are pleased to have been granted a patent that protects this valuable intellectual property," said Sirona Biochem Chief Executive Officer, Neil Belenkie. "The positive data resulting from our proprietary technology has proven that our expertise is highly relevant in therapeutic, cosmetic and biological development and we will continue to aggressively expand and strengthen our award-winning patent portfolio globally," he added.

Patent 2 027 138 protects a proprietary chemical structure and new chemical process, supporting the company's technology for therapeutic and cosmetic development. Sirona Biochem is continuing its aggressive patent strategy to protect the chemical structures and processes using its innovative technology.

About Sirona Biochem Corp.

Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic use, biological ingredients and cancer vaccine antigens. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules. Sirona Biochem is the parent company of French-based biotechnology company, TFChem. For more information visit

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