ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : APH
OTC Bulletin Board : APCSF

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

July 14, 2009 11:04 ET

ALDA Receives US Patent No. 7,560,422 for T36®

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2009) - ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCBB:APCSF) ("ALDA") is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has issued U.S. Patent Number 7,560,422 today. The patent is a continuation of US Patent Number 7,338,927 that was issued on March 4, 2008 and provides further protection for ALDA's T36® formulation until August 20, 2022. The new patent includes claims to additional aspects of the T36® formulation, including the use of T36® as a component of a personal lubricant, in a method of preventing or reducing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including Herpes, Chlamydia and HIV and for use in sanitizers and cleansers in creams, ointments and wipes.

Dr. Terrance Owen, President & CEO, states, "Issuance of this new US patent is an important step for ALDA because it provides protection for T36® for certain therapeutic uses. This ties in well with our strategy of registering T36® for therapeutic applications and provides a complement to the new PCT application which is in progress and covers more broad ranging therapeutic applications."

About ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

ALDA is focused on the development of infection-control therapeutics derived from its patented T36® technology. The company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APH and on the OTCBB under the symbol APCSF.

Terrance G. Owen, Ph.D., MBA, President & CEO

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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Contact Information

  • ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Diane Mann
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    (604) 657-0369
    diane_mann@aldacorp.com
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    Scott Young
    Investor Relations Contact
    604-288-7222
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