Mistral Pharma Inc.

Mistral Pharma Inc.

June 06, 2007 13:44 ET

Mistral Pharma Submits a Provisional Patent Application for a New Oral Delivery Platform

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Mistral Pharma Inc. (TSX Venture:MIP) announced today that it has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new oral drug delivery platform to be used in some of its pipeline development projects. This oral drug delivery platform was developed by Mistral's Vice President of R&D, Dr. Alain Desjardins and senior formulator Najiba Dernaoui. The patent application was filed by the Montreal office of Bereskin & Parr, a leading patent agent firm.

"The filing of this patent application shows that Mistral can count on an additional oral delivery platform, which increases the versatility of our technology portfolio" said Mr. Bertrand F. Bolduc, Mistral's President & CEO. "In addition to Procise™, Savit™ and Chronop™, Mistral can use at least two other platforms in order to develop optimal oral drug delivery formulations" he added.

About Bereskin & Parr

Bereskin & Parr is a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm and serves clients in over 100 countries worldwide. With its 200 people, including more than 65 lawyers, patent and trade mark agents, and technical consultants, Bereskin & Parr is consistently rated in Canada as a market benchmark for intellectual property law. Bereskin & Parr was founded in 1965, and has offices in Toronto, Mississauga, Waterloo and Montreal. www.bereskinparr.com

About Mistral Pharma Inc

Mistral Pharma is an innovative pharmaceutical product development and drug delivery company and its first two branded products, MIST-B01 & B02, showed positive results at their respective first pilot clinical trials. Mistral also have the Canadian rights to Instillagel®, a local anesthetic and antiseptic combination product used for urology procedures which is expected to be launched in Canada during Q4 2007. Mistral positions itself as a development and marketing partner for pharmaceutical companies. Additional information about Mistral Pharma can be obtained on Mistral Pharma's website at www.mistralpharma.com.

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Contact Information

  • Mistral Pharma Inc.
    Bertrand F. Bolduc, B.Pharm., MBA
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    514-421-1717 # 2224
    Mistral Pharma Inc.
    Alain Provencher, CA, CF
    Vice-president, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
    514-421-1717 # 2222