MyMD Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of New U.S. Patent Covering MYMD-1 in a Method of Treating Sarcopenia


Expands intellectual property portfolio for lead drug candidate MYMD-1 to 3 U.S. patents related to aging and extending healthy lifespan, 16 patents in total BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYMD) (“MyMD” or “the Company”), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to extending healthy lifespan by delaying aging, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded to the company U.S. Patent 11,219,620 B2, titled “Method of Treating Sarcopenia.” The patent will be issued on January 11, 2022. “This patent issuance is rewarding and timely as we launch our Phase 2 trial of MYMD-1 as a therapy for sarcopenia, frailty, and aging, which is currently recruiting patients,” said Chris Chapman, M.D., President, Director and Chief Medical Officer of MyMD. “The issued claims protect the use of MYMD-1 in a method of treatment for the progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength known as sarcopenia. Affecting up to 40% of the elderly, sarcopenia is strictly correlated with physical disability, poor quality of life and death.1 “We all know that aging cannot be prevented. However, aging can be delayed by targeting its mechanism of action, which is what we intend to demonstrate as MYMD-1 advances through the clinic,” Dr. Chapman added. “With our strong IP protection and clinical progression, we believe that MyMD has the potential to dominate any and all regulatory drug development for delaying aging and prolonging healthy lifespan.” In the United States, the estimated cost of hospitalizations in individuals with sarcopenia is estimated at $40.4 billion,2 and the mortality rate of older adults with sarcopenia is 41% higher than those without sarcopenia.3 MyMD believes that there are no FDA-approved drugs for treating aging disorders and extending healthy lifespan in humans, a market expected to be at least $600 billion by 2025 according to a major investment…

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