|By Marketwired .||
|July 9, 2014 11:24 AM EDT||
COLUMBIA, MD and TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- Medifocus Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF) (TSX VENTURE: MFS) is pleased to announce that on July 1st, 2014, it was issued a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Medifocus owns an extensive and valuable patent portfolio of over 100 USA and International patents all related to the usage and method of heating technologies to treat diseases almost anywhere within the body.
The Title of the patent is "Apparatus and Method for Pre-Conditioning/Fixation and Treatment of Disease with Heat Activation/Release with Thermoactivated Drugs and Gene Products." The author of this patent is John Mon, COO for Medifocus. John Mon stated, "This patent, along with the other recently issued patents, allows Medifocus to partner up with other bio-tech companies in helping to develop and commercialize targeted thermoactivated/released drugs and gene products which, in our opinion, is the future of medicine."
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About Medifocus, Inc.
Medifocus develops and commercializes minimally invasive, unique focused heat treatment systems used in treatment of cancerous and benign tumors, and enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ("BPH").
The Company owns two technology platforms with comprehensive US and international patent protection: The "Endo-thermotherapy Platform" and the "Adaptive Phased Array Microwave Focusing Platform". Based on these platform technologies, the Company has developed two advanced therapeutic products: the Prolieve® system for the treatment of BPH, and the Adaptive Phased Array (APA)-1000 system for treatment of breast cancer.
The U.S. FDA-approved Prolieve® System (www.prolieve.com) is a medical device based on endo-thermotherapy that both heats the prostate and dilates the prostatic urethra. The heating plus dilatation treatment offered by the Prolieve® System is the only minimally invasive treatment which offers both immediate and long term relief of symptoms due to enlarged prostate (BPH) in men. The clinical indication received for Prolieve from the FDA is an "alternative to drug therapy." With this indication, the Prolieve® System is a revenue generating device based product which can have the potential of catering to the $8 billion non-surgical prescription drug therapy market for treatment of BPH.
The APA-1000 uses precisely focused and controlled microwave energy to shrink breast cancer tumors without side effects on the surrounding tissues to produce better treatment outcomes. The Company has received regulatory approvals to complete, and has now begun the APA 1000's pivotal Phase-III clinical trials. Successful completion of the phase III trial will lead to commercial approval (PMA) of the product.
The Company is currently focusing on increasing revenue from the Prolieve® system for the treatment of BPH and completing the APA 1000 breast cancer system's Phase III study. For more information, visit www.medifocusinc.com.
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