Immutep granted US patent for cancer drug

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by Rachael Jones

Biotechnology company Immutep (ASX:IMM) has received the grant of a new patent from the United States Patent Office for eftilagimod alpha in cancer.

This new patent provides intellectual property protection for Immutep’s method of treating cancer by the administration of a chemotherapy agent.

The granted patent claims support the application of efti in Immutep’s ongoing clinical trial in metastatic breast cancer.
The patent will expire on 3 October 2028.

Shares in Immutep (ASX:IMM) closed 6.25 per cent higher to 3.4 cents yesterday.