AIkido Extends Option to License Patented Treatment for Coronavirus
NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AIkido Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AIKI) today announced it has extended its previously disclosed exclusive option agreement (“Option”) with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) for the technology set forth in Patent number 10,434,116 “Methods of Treating Coronavirus Infection.” The present invention provides methods for treating a coronavirus infection. The initial Option for Treatment of Coronavirus was previously disclosed on March 6, 2020. The Option has been extended until December 2, 2020. All other terms and conditions of the original Option agreement remain in full force and effect.
This invention was made with government support under Grant Number AI095569 awarded by the National Institutes of Health. As result, the NIH has certain rights in the invention.
AIkido was initially formed in 1967 and is a biotechnology company with a diverse portfolio of small-molecule anti-cancer therapeutics. The Company’s platform consists of patented technology from leading universities and researchers and we are currently in the process of developing an innovative therapeutic drug platform through strong partnerships with world renowned educational institutions, including The University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. Our diverse pipeline of therapeutics includes therapies for pancreatic cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In addition, we are constantly seeking to grow our pipeline to treat unmet medical needs in oncology
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