IntelGenx Files Provisional U.S. Patent Application for Novel VetaFilm™ High Loading Oral Film Platform

Saint-Laurent, Quebec, CANADA


SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQB:IGXT) (“IntelGenx”) today announced that it has filed a new provisional patent application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office entitled “High Loading Oral Film Formulation.”

The patent application covers the incorporation of high concentrations of active ingredients in products based on IntelGenx’s VetaFilm™ proprietary veterinary oral film technology. This higher loading capability enables a formulation with a ratio of active-to-polymer of 1-to-1, thereby pushing the limit of the film capabilities and distinguishing it from known oral film technology.

“This new patent will allow us to incorporate high amounts of drug into our film, while still keeping it small enough to administer easily to companion animals. In addition, we were pleased to recently receive from our development partner, an undisclosed leading animal health company, very encouraging blood level results from the VetaFilm™ feasibility study announced in early 2020,” said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. “This new VetaFilm™ filing was in part driven by that data, and, in combination with the positive outcome of an acceptance study in dogs that we conducted some time ago, demonstrates the advantages that the VetaFilm™ technology brings to the animal health market and further positions IntelGenx at the forefront of the oral veterinary film field.”

About IntelGenx

IntelGenx is a leading drug delivery company focused on the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical films.

IntelGenx’s superior film technologies, including VersaFilm®, VetaFilm™ and transdermal, allow for next generation pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs. IntelGenx’s innovative product pipeline offers significant benefits to patients and physicians for many therapeutic conditions.

IntelGenx's highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility offers full service by providing lab-scale to pilot- and commercial-scale production. For more information, visit www.intelgenx.com.

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